February 6th, 2011
|07:07 pm - Out of the Canyon|
Firstly, it is oh so February.
Secondly, here in the subtropics it's been so cold that only now (several weeks late) are the camellias blooming. Cerise blooms now float in a glass bowl on my kitchen table.
Thirdly, I have been craving really good Tex-Mex ever since I started my rewatch of Lone Star (the utterly marvelous John Sayles film, the one with Chris Cooper OMG and Elizabeth Pena and Joe Morton et al, including the best Matthew McConaughey appearance evah). Speaking of Chris Cooper -- did you read this profile of him in New York magazine? Bring tissues.
Fourthly, I've been absent for a while because I've been lost in a narrative canyon. The long writing project I've been working on for a few years -- stalled on, for the last nine months -- had finally started to move again, until... the Scene. The Scene that turned out to be a damn box canyon, one way in, no good way out past the masses of point-of-view killers and multiple-plot-thread assassins. For two and a half weeks I found myself writing a sentence and then having to lie down and moan about it.
The word I'm looking for is "Gaaah."
But today, finally, I made it out. Made it through the next scene, even! And so, although it is oh so February, I offer flowers, and good Tex-Mex, and good thoughts for our perseverance. :-)
Happy week to you all!
Yes! A triumph of perseverance leads you thought and into the next scene. Go you! Some day soon come into DB and we'll go visit the Tex Mex place up the road. Tasty, yo.
I'll definitely drive over for Tex-Mex. :-)
Happy Monday, F!
|Date:||February 7th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)|| |
Hugs, and huzzah for finding your way out of that box canyon at last!
I feel sore but pleased. ;-)
Happy Monday to you! [hugs]
Happy week, Lori! ::hugs::
Happy week, Gwynne! [hugs]
So share the love of camellias, Sayles, and Cooper!!
Glad you got out of the canyon.
Edited at 2011-02-07 02:27 am (UTC)
[offers you camellias, thanks, and all good thoughts for a good week]
Yay for making it through the canyon of doom! ::hugs and chocolate::
[wishes you a good week with good news]
Congratulations on reaching the next scene!
It's been hell, Stevie, it's been hell. ;-)
Hugs and good thoughts!
I always get cerise confused with chartruese. Which has nothing to do with anything.
Fajitas sound like a really good idea. With queso and a cold beer.
::Celebrates your escape from the canyon with you::
Hee, those colors with 'c' names ARE confusing.
And now even though it's 7 am I want fajitas and queso. ;-)
[hugs and thanks and good thoughts for your week]
That's great! So glad the way finally became clear! Everything in its own time, hey?
**hugs and perseverance!**
And the same back to you, A. Hugs and perseverance! (And a good week!)
I admire your perseverance with the writing :) Hope you find some good Tex-Mex to reward yourself.
Thanks, T -- and a wonderful week, with loads of good stuff, to you! :-)
Huzzah! for progress and good Tex-Mex (how madly appropriate) and some light at the end of the box canyon....
Midway between the back-to-back book fairs(having driven home like demons last night instead of waiting until today so as to have TWO days at home) I can sympathize.
hugs and more camellias!
Back-to-back book fairs, alack!
[sends tea, rest, and encouragement, plus hugs and thanks]
|Date:||February 7th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Hurray for flowers and scenes that finally get on the train :)
Happy Week for you too!
Finally, yes, they have bloomed and finished, respectively. ;-)
Cheers and a happy week to you!
Oh, I've loved CC soooooooo much since that first showing of "Matewan". And "Lone Star"? omg! How I love that scene of the community meeting in the classroom, and that awkward, ugly, totally gutting argument over "history".
Love, love, love.
And! Yay for the breakthrough! Now, if only SillyTown had decent Tex-Mex. Hrm.
Oh the community meeting about 'history' is *painful*. And true. [nods]
So yay CC and Lone Star, and yay you, H-P. [hugs and a good week]
Hurrah for YOU, C, and happy slide into Friday. :-) Cheers!