Mourning Mondays

“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?

8 thoughts on “Mourning Mondays

  1. It’s good to know I’m not alone in my Monday loathing! I banged out a good portion of my debut novel’s sequel over the weekend, so I’m trying to use that to ride through Monday with a grin on my face and sail through today’s ‘daily grind’!

    xoxo — Hilary

  2. For awhile, many moons ago, Buffy used to be on Monday nights (unless I’ve just totally mentally rewritten history–which is possible). A great show on Mondays would make that dreaded day more bearable.

    • The first season was on Mondays (at least here in the States). Mondays had Chuck…and something else that I can’t think of at the moment. But I wouldn’t mind another show like Buffy to make my Mondays better.

    • Haha, I tell myself that all the time. “I’m going to stop watching videos on Youtube and get back to work.” And then someone links me to a five year old parallel parking, and I’m sucked in again.

  3. I’m working on revising a wip based on agent and crit group feedback. There were a few big hurdles in this manuscript, and I feel like I’ve smoothed over the trouble spots. I love how a manuscript blossoms in front of my eyes.

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