Bliss October 28, 2013 Where did October go? I know that sounds like a Barry Manilow song, but seriously. What the hell happened? The hummingbirds are gone, the farmer’s market had its last weekend, and retail’s already talking big HOLIDAYS. On the plus side, I switched out to my fall/winter shoes, I busted out my Halloween … More Wha’ Happened?
Read October 25, 2013 I was not in the best state of mind when I finished Covet a couple of weekends ago. I can still say, however, that this book is beautifully written and has compelling characters and I came away from it with two profound lessons: tell your life partner the truth about whatever … More Reading for the Weekend (October 25)
Yes, I’m talking about the Hero’s Journey. What else is new? And jotting down story notes in my planner again. All is right with the world. Write October 23, 2013 I am back to the rewrites and they’re going well. Thanks to The middle of the night heart pounding thing happened, like I knew it … More On the Road Back Again
And by the way, my only bliss this past week Bliss October 21, 2013 Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I got hit with a family crisis—I didn’t even get to go to the art exhibit I’d been planning on for the past three weeks. It looks like everything is getting resolved, though, and … More Fall TV Redux
Bliss October 14, 2013 Terry McMillan came to Albuquerque on October 10, 2013 to read from and sign her latest book Who Asked You? I was so there. Terry’s book Waiting to Exhale rocked my world. My copy is worn and tattered, I’ve re-read it so many times. Terry’s inspiration for her new book: she … More Terry McMillan and Who Asked You?
Read October 11, 2013 Reading the sexy times book Vanilla on Top on my Nook at the subway sandwich place during my lunch break seems like a really good idea. It’s a great distraction from work. A great distraction from work. I feel a little naughty, a little risqué, which is fun. And nobody can … More Reading for the Weekend (October 11)
Write October 9, 2013 I was reading in Rolling Stone that Michael J. Fox said, “I’m never going to finish my book about optimism!” That’s about how I feel right now. Then, at my day job, I was compiling hire date anniversaries for the calendar and my name popped up for October. I quickly calculated … More Melancholy is the Great Motivator
Bliss October 7, 2013 At the Breaking Bad finale watch party last Sunday, a commercial for the movie Gravity aired and Cyn said, “Oh, I bet you’ll be all over this one.” To be honest, I hadn’t planned on it. Being trapped alone in space is not my idea of a good time. Then I remembered … More Riding High on Gravity
“Anything really worthwhile is perishable.”—Bryan Cranston Bliss September 30, 2013 Text from me: Hey, Cyn, r u watching Breaking Bad? Want to go to the finale watch party on Sunday? Cynthia: Hey Shannon girl you know I’m watching Breaking Bad. Where’s the party??? “This parking lot is full,” said Cynthia as we drove around the … More Breaking Bad Finale Watch Party in Albuquerque