Last month at this time, I had no idea what to write about. This month, I... still have no idea what to write about. But hey, at least I'm consistent, right?
For example, last month, I was fretting over my back of the book blurb. I'm still fretting over that. So much so that I tried to write it in haiku form. Here's what I came up with:
ancient evil looms
can Haleine save her people
and not lose herself?
And then because I hadn't procrastinated enough, I tried to write a limerick about it. I haven't finished it yet but here are the first two lines:
There once was a queen named Haleine
Who found battling evil a pain
This month I am still fretting over a back of the book blurb. I've spent a lot of time lately picking up random books and looking at their blurbs. One that caught my eye used a short excerpt of the novel. (just like three or four lines) All right, so maybe it peaked my interest because my novel's already done and I already kind of know what snippet I'd use if I decided to do that. But I can't decide if I should really do that.
And since I can never decide if I should do anything (unless it involves the eating of chocolate chip cookies and/or brownies), that's par for the course too.
In keeping with my theme of consistent indecision, I'd like to end today's non-post with a clip I stumbled across on YouTube. I wanted to use a segment from an episode of the Simpsons (The Book Job) where Lisa decides to write a novel but I couldn't find that anywhere. But if you haven't seen that particular episode, you really should check it out because it's truly hysterical.
Anyway, the clip I'm sharing instead is a Monty Python recording where a crowd of people gather around to watch Thomas Hardy write a novel. (FYI, the Thomas Hardy part ends shorty after the three minute mark) It really makes me glad that writing is not a spectator sport. I hope you get a kick out of it and, as always, I'll try to do better the next time...