Blogophilia Week 8.9
Though I don’t know what else to write about. Not that I don’t have a billion topics, I could have been posting in the last two weeks, but sadly most of those were a spur-of-the-moment worked-at-the-time kind of thing. Like Easter. Or my hyacinths blooming. Or…You get the picture. No silver bells of epic-ness were going to ring, so maybe the world is better off without those blogs. In a world of blogging feasts, they were probably more like bananas and jello than a rich dessert. Though they say bananas are an aphrodisiac... which makes you wonder my the asexual minions love them so much…
Anyway, I have been wrapped up in publishing stuff. updating the front matter on all the previously released stuff, tweaking the website, writing and publishing a short story collection to go with the book. Now that it’s all done (as of today), I’m kind of in a vacuum. Not that there isn’t plenty of work around the house to do, but it involves changing gears; moving from the mental world to the physical, or from the fictional one back to reality. When I was younger I could hop back and forth between reality and the universes of my imagination with no notice, but now.. now it takes a lot longer to get settled into either one. Like shadows of light, the fictional world will be splayed in black patches across the real one util I get a handle on it.
And with these new glasses that may take even longer. One eye is weaker than the other and has been since I was a twelve. twenty-four years later, the new glasses which I finally broke down and got correct that issue – only my brain hasn’t figured that out yet, so it is still interpreting them differently, which makes everything funnel down to the left, like the world is melting. Everyone assures me this will eventually go away, but in the meantime it makes the world a bit surreal. Add to that the amazing clarity (there are textures I’d forgotten about!) and I feel like I’m somewhere else, watching things that aren’t quite real.
I enjoyed reading, by gosh… Your vision issue is new to me. I have never heard of that. Seems like it would feel like you are walking in a labyrinth, one with rails on only one side, to guide your path…
Bananas are an aphrodisiac? Well then perhaps bacon is as well! *fingers crossed* Good to see you blogging with us again, and it is all about the points. Which reminds me… 8 points, Earthling!
Good luck with your upcoming novels Joleen. You’re doing great with self-promotion!
My eyes started so different that I’ve never found glasses that correct – so I always see the world in mono.
You sound busy – good luck with the book.
Definitely more than worth reading. I love your pieces!
Oh man, I’m so sorry to hear about the vision problems! Perhaps it might inspire a new story… not that you need any inspiration! You’re so multi-talented and amazing! 😀
Bananas as an aphrodisiac? You may have a point there. 🙂