Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sox in the City

Hey. Here's a great way to help out. Drop off some socks for the Vancouver Coastal Health's drive for fresh socks for the homeless. Check out their link for places to do the sock drop. Their biggest need is for men's white tube socks, but I don't think they'd style you care to contribute. Feel the Santa love...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Letting Go

Lightening up, letting go, giving up, quitting, these are not such popular cliches in my world. Not big on the quitting of anything. However, the neck spoke louder than my usual discipline and I have officially fallen off the National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) bandwagon. Too much time on less-than-ergonomically perfect laptops and busted chairs made for interesting spasms down the right arm and perpetually buggered neck. So.
Now I'm just doing the VanMag job and some freelance stuff and it's feeling better. I did no computer stuff except for a few emails on the weekend, which is the first weekend that I really let myself not write something intensely.
I have to say, I could get used to giving things up. It's quite a load off. Went to see the movie Happy Go Lucky last night at Tinseltown. Poppy was a tad annoying with her endless optimism but I really liked the movie and can relate. Make your own happiness. It's hard work choosing to be happy. Anyone can rant and rave and me perpetually pissed off. That's the easy default position. It takes work to focus on what's good.  I liked that message. Two thumbs up on that one. 
Today I'm meeting Wendy Weir with her new LibreTea drinking glass. I will upload a photo later but the prototype I saw earlier was really cool. She's starting with selling it at Murchies in Vancouver & Victoria. I'm hoping we'll position it in the Jan/Feb 09 issue.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bunching NaNoWriMo

I'm perilously close to letting the whole NaNoWriMo thing go. It kills me to think I'd quit something. Not very good at the quitting or giving up schtick. However, the neck is screaming louder and louder that it wants relief dammit. I finished up the two newspaper stories for Travel Writers' Tales syndication, so maybe I'll have more free time, but then I think I really want to do my "real" writing which does not include this very cheesy novel I'm creating.

Quite honestly, this whole working all day thing is getting in the way of my writing life. HA. But I really am enjoying the opportunity to work with other writerly types and it was fun to get to know of them a little better last night. The Vanmag website launch party was at Nu. Great snacks, probably too much wine and fun conversations.

I'm going to go meet my husband at Lolita's now. Perhaps a margarita and some fish tacos will switch things up a little. This much I know. When I go to sleep. I really go to sleep. Not quite sure I can keep this social thing up too much longer. I'm used to sleepy old Stalashen Drive, where the biggest action is the waves.