“Ask me why I mourn.”
“Why do you mourn, baby?”
“I mourn because you are shrouded in the suit and tie that Madison Avenue will bury you in alive.”
–Down With Love (only one of the greatest movies of the last ten years)
Every time I use the word mourn, I think of that quote. But the way I figure it, there’s lots of reasons to be mournful on Mondays. Your weekend is over, and it’s back to the daily grind. You’ve got an entire WEEK until the next episode of True Blood. Publishing is back to business as usual, but you tell yourself that it’s summertime, and not hearing anything is normal.
So I figured a few things would cheer me up, and I’d share them with you:
1) I got my new desktop over the weekend, and it’s just as fab as I hoped it would be. This is actually the first time I’ve ever owned a brand new computer, so it’s a big step. Now I just need to get a brand new monitor to go with it…
2) I finished up a blog post for Wednesday that I’m particularly proud of. Sometime late last year, I wrote a post on How to Create your own Fake Town. I figured I’d do a series of posts over the next few weeks, elaborating on what I started with all those months ago. AND I’ve finished reading the ARC for my Bookanistas post on Thursday – all that’s left is to write the review!
3) Now that I’ve got my computer issues fixed, it’s back to writing the sequel to WITCH EYES. For a few weeks I’ve been in an interesting holding pattern – for every thousand words I’d write, I cut a thousand words elsewhere. But I’m actually starting to make progress again, and that’s a good thing.
4). Damon Salvatore. You’re welcome!
So what about you? What cheers you up on one of these Mournful Mondays?