Other People’s Happy Moments
That’s what pops up on my laptop screen when it falls asleep.
You see, for some reason, I have my screen saver set to play a slideshow of my iPhoto gallery. So whenever I step out of the room for five minutes and come back, there are pictures of weddings looping over and over on the screen. Now, were I also happily married, I’m sure I’d ooh and aah at each successive picture, and hey, sometimes I do. But not lately. Lately, it’s just depressing.
What is it about looking at other people’s happy moments that makes me want to stick a pencil in my ear and jiggle it around?
The fact that it has never been me? Or the fact that it will never be me?
On a happier note, NANO is going really well for me. I have seven chapters written already and 11,381 words! Not bad for day six! I posted my first chapter on TNBW and it’s gotten really positive feedback so far. I know the TNBW-ers well enough to know they don’t give false praise… at least not all the time
I guess that’s a happy moment, right? I should take a snapshot of my reviews and upload it to my iPhoto gallery. Not exactly the same as a happy shot of a bride and groom smashing cake in each others’ faces, but it will have to do for now.
Oh, I got my second rejection from an agent yesterday! I’m really feeling good about it. More letters going out today!
Oh, and on the financial trouble front, I’m looking for a new job. I told one of my bosses yesterday. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to find one, but I wanted to be upfront with my boss about it. I don’t really want to quit either of my jobs, but I can’t keep going on the way things are.
So, yeah, now you know what a basketcase I am…