Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sometimes Plumbing Happens.

I know, I know, I know - I am SO far behind on my blogging, it's ridiculous.

I have plumbing issues right now. Aside from illness, war, and death, plumbing is just one of those facts of life that takes precedence over everything.

I won't go into gory detail, but let's just say it hasn't been the greatest month for anything else. I just had to cancel some bookstore appearances in Florida that I was really looking forward to and I'm WAY behind on writing.

Plus, you know, open pipes mean open pockets. The more water flowing, the more money -- well, you get it.

Sigh.

This grownup thing is great, but once in a while it's not quite all it's cracked up to be.

Hope everyone else is well!

Alex

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Off to a great start...

This is going to be a great year because:

- I remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit on New Year's morning first thing, to the SO and the cats, which is the best luck ever, on the first day of the year.

- I ate cornbread, blackeyed peas and collard greens at my neighbor's New Year's party. I am so set.

- The first two e mails I opened were two more great reviews for THE HARROWING. It is so amazing to write something and have people who love this genre have the exact experience that I wanted to create. Oh, heroin.

- The first song I heard on the radio was Todd Rundgren singing "Hello It's Me" and Todd gave me my first writing job ever and changed my life. That is so nice a check-in omen to have on the day...

- The music all day was all that.

- Cabbalistically 2007 is a 9 which is the number of mastery which means even all you non-California space cadets who DON'T believe in all that sh.. stuff are going to benefit from the magic...

- Every year of my life has been better than the next, even when challenging. How can I argue with that kind of progress? You got to admit it's getting betta... getting betta all the time.

- When I'm not writing, I'm dying to write.

- I know the greatest people on the planet. And there are so many more to know. That's the best thing of all.

Happy New Year to everyone!!