Do you remember how I was talking about One Day at a Time, my favorite 70s sitcom, the other day? And do you remember how, just yesterday, I was saying that when I talk about things, the universe somehow responds? Okay, so maybe I’m not as all powerful as I want to believe (or, okay, not all powerful at all) but you have to admit, it’s a little interesting that today, season one of One Day at a Time is being released on DVD. I am a little embarrassed how exciting this is to me, to be totally honest. Like, about to make a trip to Best Buy specifically to buy it excited. At the same time, though, I worry that it won’t be as good as I remember it. I mean, it’s been YEARS, right? So maybe I should just keep it in my memory, as is, and not watch it again. Oh, who am I kidding?
In related news, I MIGHT have watched both The Pussycat Dolls show and Tori Spelling’s reality show this weekend. I know, I know. Please don’t judge. I can’t even justify it myself. My only excuse is that I’m in the midst of revisions on my book, and have very little brain power these days for anything but that. Actually, I barely have enough for that. Revising can be hard enough, but doing it while pregnant, or so I’m discovering, is a real challenge. I mean, editing is all about the details: making big changes, sure, but also little fixes, ensuring that something you mention in Chapter Two correlates when it comes up again in Chapter Six, and so on. Normally, I thrive on this kind of OCD stuff—I like it better than, say, having to write an entire new scene—but considering that these days, I often forget what I am saying as I am saying it (I’m not kidding) I’m having a bit of a harder time. Thank God I have a good editor who is NOT pregnant and therefore will hopefully catch all the things I am missing. I have to say, though, that as hard as EWP (editing while pregnant) has been, it cannot hold a candle to WWP (writing while pregnant) which was, for me anyway, like trying to write while hanging upside down and underwater. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but–
What was I saying?
I kid. I joke. (Sort of.) And now, I’m off to run errands while I still have energy and remember what I need to do. Wish me luck!
EDIT: Some of you may have noticed that this entry went up last night, instead of this morning. You’re right, and this completely makes my fuzzy-headed point. Sometimes, I write an entry the night before, especially if I have to be up and out early the next day. Usually I just save it, then post it first thing. That’s what I THOUGHT I did last night, but…actually, no. Whoops! Well, at least I don’t have to explain why, right?