Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's not a conspiracy

It's the evil little aliens living in my head, who mock me every time I try to do something constructive for myself. Like walk every day. Or write. The song is always the same: you're stupid, useless and fat ... why try?
Oh, I hate those evil little aliens. And all I seem to be doing is proving them right. Pretty much all I've done this week is sit around.
I've edited _ and finished _one short-short story and I'm working on another but I"ve hit a major plot blockage and I'm not sure where I'm going from there.
Why do the evil little aliens poke you at your weakest spots? And why are they so hard to get rid of? Grrr ... next thing you know, I'll be on the poor-me slide.
I refuse to be beaten by evil little aliens. I do. I don't know how I'm going to defeat them, but I will.
I pitched my stitching across the room last night _ I haven't done that since I was working on Frederick the Eternal, er ... Literate. It's no coincidence that this one is on black as well; it's the Jill Oxton one I'm doing as a wedding present for my friend S.
I have three choices:
1): Persist with it

2): Set it aside temporarily for another WIP
3): Start something new
The last isn't that viable, especially if I need to go and get new supplies because J isn't working at the moment so it's all on me for now (hooray), which means No New Stuff.
But you know what, that's okay. Our rent is paid, our fridge and pantry are full and as far as I'm concerned, the rest is gravy.
So no 2 is viable. I certainly have plenty of WIPs that I could work on until I was ready for the Iris again. I have about a year to get it done, although as far as I know, S hasn't set a firm wedding date yet.
But then it becomes ... which one??? I have WAY to many choices.
Let me see ... I have ...
Margay Cat from a UK magazine
Fairy Moon
Circe from a Jill Oxton magazine
Madonna of the Garden
Monet Impressions from a UK magazine
EMS Kitchen Alphabet
Romany Caravan from a UK magazine
The Eight Immortals
Amid Amish Life
I have more than that, but those are the most "active" ones on the list.
I have evil little aliens to battle.


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