Friday, February 20, 2009

Turn and face the strange cha-cha-changes ...

There are lots of changes going on around here. Some are good, and some are wait-and-see. What's change? Glad you asked. Here are some definitions I've been batting around this week:

Change:
1. coinage in your pocket (probably given to you by a cashier after you bought something)
2. what's going on in sruble's world right now

Changes:
1. brought about by revisions to your manuscript (sometimes based on critique group or editor feedback, and sometimes because your brain thought up something better)
2. what an eraser does to your drawing (digital or on the end of a pencil)

Changing:
1. done in a small room at a clothing store (sometimes there are mirrors, sometimes not)
2. out of clothes and into pajamas before bed (also out of PJs and into clothes in the morning)

Changed:
1. what your painting is after a transformative process of creativity (try saying that 5 times fast!)
2. what your character should be at the end of your story

Change can be good or bad, but it's almost always stressful. Chocolate and Snood help with that ... or maybe not. I guess it depends on how much you indulge.

7 comments:

  1. Here's to the good changes and hoping that's what you have!

    love your list of perspectives! :0)

    Christy

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  2. Great list. During this post, David Bowie's song "Changes" kept going through my head!

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  3. Hubs hates change...and I can change with the wind (or so I've been told...grin)...

    Hope your changes come in all happy forms...hugs...

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  4. Snood! I love Snood! Except that I keep wanting to type Snoof instead. Dunno why.

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  5. Oh, see, I usually function much better when I know change is coming. Or, at least, when I know there is the possibility of change. Mr. Cate, too. We get all snippy when a routine goes on too long, or we stay put too long.
    But, we're trying our hand at putting down roots for a while.
    So, I'll be needing some chocolate for that!

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  6. Thanks Christy! I hope they are all good changes too.

    Kelly, that song has been in my head for several weeks now, and probably will stay until all the changes are done. Good thing I like that song :)

    Thanks Rena!

    Thanks Brenda! I used to be more like you, now I'm more like your hubs.

    Carrie, I love Snood too (waaaay too much). I'm going to call it Snoof from now on though. I like that name better!

    Lily, good luck with putting down roots for a while! I know what you mean about getting antsy when things are static for too long. Me too! Sending some chocolate your way.

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