My phone is out, my internet is too. My editor told me to take a break. I had a terrible time yesterday keeping my fingers on the keyboard with Guy fighting the new modem three feet from my desk and me knowing Thing One was coming in for an extended leave. (Still got an amazing number of pages done.) I think I’m going to call it early this week, and maybe take the rest of the day off to clean and move the furniture in my office around.
I love shifting my environs until I’m absolutely satisfied that there is no better way to arrange everything. My mom can attest that this has been a lifelong obsession. I have vivid memories of, at least once or twice a year for no reason at all, hauling every scrap of furniture apart from the bed and dresser outside my room and putting it on the lawn.
Why the lawn? I have no idea. I really don’t. But she let me do it since I always hauled it back in again, up the three cement steps and down the hall. Sometimes I shifted things around, sometimes I kept everything exactly the same. Maybe she was taking the opportunity to get the dust bunnies out from behind the toy box when I wasn’t looking. -laugh- I’m just glad I can now point to feng shui and nod knowingly. See, I wasn’t already crazy at the tender age of ten, I was feng shui-ing.
PS. Just found out my editor made the list at io9 of the top 20 people who rocked sf and fantasy in 2010. Didn’t I tell you she was fab? Huh? Didn’t I? -grin- The Power List Dude, look who she’s rubbing shoulders with!