Can I be cranky today? It won’t last, but honestly I think one cranky day a year is allowed. Oops! This is only January. Maybe I should hold off until say. . . June? Okay, cranky day cancelled. Now let’s get on with something that might make us laugh or will at least be interesting. How about some history or a few pity quotes?
I’m not going to bore you. I promise. Besides if I do my faithful readers will let me know. I can’t risk that.
This was a 1914 Chevy. Why is this in the least interesting? Well, what you see here is a leap forward in transportation. This was the first car to to include the standard features of a windshield, speedometer, headlamps and colored paint at no extra charge. Passengers could now smile while they sped along and not risk swallowing bugs.
I must write a book that can include this vehicle. It begs for description, doesn’t it? And it has a WINDSHIELD! You can tell how fast you’re going. You can see where you’re going after the sun sets. It doesn’t have to be black like your Model T. People, this is book worthy.
I have a couple of quotes for this week. One is by Alexander Hamilton. It really made me think a bit about a few pending decisions. I do not fall into the “well-adjusted” category. But that’s a good thing in this case, right?
“A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”
Then there’s this one that’s going to pull me off any high horse I might mount in 2012.
“Moral indignation is just jealousy with a halo around it.” H.G. Wells, you know that guy who wrote some stuff.
So I’ve worked through my crankiness. Thanks for letting me do that. If you write books you know all of that “cranky stuff” was about not being able to get something right in my WIP. What do you do when that happens? Will you share some hints about how to “un-cranky” yourself. You’ve seen how I do it–I set the mind loose and then voila, I’m . . .
Also I just got a very nice review over at Beverly Stow McClures blog. That helped easy me into the two step!