Boreas and Oreithyia, Evelyn De Morgan
Driving into work this morning, 405 rolling along smoothly like a good freeway ought to, found myself behind a big four-wheel drive truck, the kind that eats Porches and little bitty cars for lunch. It sported a number of bumper stickers–one of which made me laugh: “Socialism–great idea; until you run out of other people’s money.”
Went to bed last night troubled by the difficulty I was having with a new SHADOW WALK scene, woke up this morning still troubled, started getting that abyss of despair feeling about the whole manuscript–until a little voice in the back piped up with: quit with the fretting and write it first; then you’ll have something to shoot at. That worked. Now have a halfway decent scene. Must listen to that little voice more often.
Watched three more episodes of TRUE BLOOD over the weekend. An unexpected plot twist took away one of my favorite characters–didn’t like that–but I could see the advantage of the action and how it tied into motivating the heroine to make a certain decision. Still. Hate when that happens. I’ve grown very fond of Bill–he’s full of surprises, and he’s the most vulnerable vampire I’ve ever seen on screen. I’m almost done with the first season, have two more Netflix dvd’s to view and then I’ll be grumpily waiting for the second season to become available.