This wasn’t a good a week for me. Non-productive. Boring. Achy from walking lopsided because of the crutches and walking boot. Finally stir crazy after all these weeks at home babying the broken foot. Ignoring the things I need to do to my new website/blog. And creeping doubt at my ability to get in there and finish revisions on my work in process….and whether the novel I just finished is such complete crap my publisher will laugh me out of the business….and so on.
This photo grabbed from a Northern Colorado Writers conference video pretty much says it all. This was before they gave me chocolate….hmmmm….maybe I just need the chocolate cure!
Apparently I’m not the only one with creeping doubt about writing stuff, though. Author Kerry Schafer’s post called simply “Doubt” showed up on Evil League of Evil Writers blog on Thursday.
And back on May 4th, J.C. Lynne posted this one called “Post Book Depression” on her blog. It’s one more form of the “I just can’t do it today/week/month syndrome.”
Like the rest of us, I’ll get it over it in a minute/hour/month. Spring fever never lasts forever.
And I have exciting things to look forward to as soon as I shed this stupid walking boot. Getting out of the house for lunch sounds wonderful (I’m thinking a spinach/cheese/egg/ham galette at La Creperie or perhaps a delicious turkey Reuben from Fiona’s). And I’ll be catching up with TCBY frozen yogurt, too.
I’m Getting a Lot of Reading Done
I finished a classic sci fi novel that I, in my sci fi ignorance, had never heard of until recently. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, originally published in 1974, is worth a read just for the bizarre predictions….some of which are creepy because they’re so close to becoming real.
Now I’m reading a post-apocalyptic adventure called Seeds by Colorado author Chris Mandeville. It’s a multiple-point-of-view page turner, and I’m liking it a lot.
And a couple of days ago I received an advance copy of Mountain Rampage, a national park mystery by Scott Graham. Scott will be my guest blogger on June 11th, an appearance I was anxious to set up because Mountain Rampage is set in Rocky Mountain National Park, just 45 minutes from my house, and although I don’t know Scott personally, he is a Coloradoan (and you know how much I love promoting our Colorado authors).
And Watching a Few Movies
Did you see Birdman? What did you think? I did not understand one minute of that movie.
I liked Big Eyes and The Equalizer though.
If you have any movies to recommend, let me know. With all my favorite series now ending their season, I need movies (both DVD and Streaming) to watch for evening relaxation (when I’m not reading, of course). I hear the new season of Longmire starts on Netflix June 2nd. I’m looking forward to that. And I think there should be new episodes of Orange is the New Black coming soon. I hope so.
How are the rest of you doing? Am I the only one with a big case of spring fever?