Thank you to everyone who left such nice comments about the (admittedly kind of scattered) synopsis of Lock and Key I posted yesterday. It’s always such a weird thing, working on a book for SO long (I started my first draft almost exactly a year ago) and finally getting to the point where you have to step back, try to breathe, and just let it go. As Anne Lamott would say, it’s not easy to take my sticky little fingers off the controls. But then again, pretty soon I think I’ll be busy enough that maybe it might be easier than I think. Here’s hoping!

In other news, I have to vent: I am so tired to dealing with MySpace. Every time I try to go to approve comments, even when I focus on oh-so-carefully not clicking on ANYTHING suspicious, I still end up with all these obnoxious pop up ads that eventually shut down my browser. And there’s all this spam, and crap, and the interface is so unpleasant…I know, I know, it’s a free service and I shouldn’t complain. But it’s getting to the point where I dread going to check my page and approve friends, which kind of sucks. I have to say, Facebook is much cleaner and easier to deal with. Maybe it’s just me having these problems?

Or maybe I’m just suffering from that mid-August, dog-days thing. It’s hot (triple digits again today), I’m huge, and my favorite season is slowly ending. Evidence is everywhere: drought-starved leaves are falling, back to school ads are running, and the students are slowly trickling back into Chapel Hill. Where did the summer go? I think I spent it trying to let go and dealing with my MySpace page. Oh, well.

have a good day, everyone!
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