Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Straight up with one Olive

Thanks for the cheer-up guys...you all really are the best :)
I'm back in the saddle, writing wise, and it feels good in an off-key, I'll make it sound good later kind of way. I went out and bought one of those writing books on getting up the gumption to start new projects, and the threat of having to read it drove me back to my laptop in a way I never would have guessed! The only thing I dread more than writing drivel, it turns out, is reading other people's opinions on how I can generate more such drivel, and how necessary and important my drivel is. I don't disagree, but it makes very dull reading. God willing, I won't ever read that book, I'll just keep typing frantically, year after year, trying to avoid it :) (Probably not what the author had in mind, but I take solace in knowing her commission is the same whether I crack the binding or not.)

Two other things chimed in to pick me up off my duff this week:

We rented the movie Little Miss Sunshine the other night, and let me tell you, Miss Olive (pictured above) has changed my outlook on life (not to mention dance and fashion....) forevermore. If you haven't seen it, get thee to the theater ASAP. I almost maybe wet my pants while watching the closing scene.

And I downloaded "Best of Disco" on iTunes. I defy anyone to be depressed while singing, I love the nightlife, I got to boogie, on the disco arrrrrraaaahhhh Oh yeah...

I'll leave you with that audio-image :)


8 comments:

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I end up with that 'I'll make it sound good later' kind of writing a lot! Still, something is better than nothing...

Thanks for the reminder about Little Miss Sunshine!

Beck said...

I've been wanting to see that forEVER. Maybe this weekend!
I hope that things get better soon. I think every writer has some bleak periods.

Stacy said...

I enjoy writing books. They make me feel productive without me ever having to do anything productive.

Jess Riley said...

Hang in there Trish! For me, it ebbs and flows. With any luck, the creative forces will be re-energized and you'll feel 100% better.

Say, isn't LMS up for Best Picture? I'm totally rooting for it!

Swishy said...

Good for you!

I love, love, loved Little Miss Sunshine. Such a funny, sweet movie.

LEstes65 said...

On the disco front, I sang backups for a band called '70 Sex' back in the day in Boston. Complete with sequened tube top and 70's style shorts. Oh it was a sight to behold. For one performance, Wright played drums. He had one of those scary mustaches (and it was real) that were like mutton chops. He had red bell bottoms and a 70's striped big-lapel shirt. So yah, I've sung those songs, my dear. And I'm not afraid to admit it. I would love to hear your renditions. Please feel free to call me and sing them to me.

Stacy said...

Edit to previous message: I enjoy books on writing, not writing books. If I enjoyed writing books, my novel would've been done ages ago.

Amanda Brice said...

Glad things are doing better!

I need to see Little Miss Sunshine. Everyone says it's really good.

Happy Valentine's Day!