Saturday, March 25, 2017

On Being A Man...

...in a pajama boy world...finis...well, the proof copies, anyway.

Of course, since I "completed" the book and ordered proof copies, I've already made changes to a few chapters...and after KRB Book Services slices and dices it in their ruthless editing process, there will be even more changes.

But basically, the book is complete.  I expect to have it published on Amazon and actively being ignored by millions of people within the month.

Think of the thrill of millions of people not buying my work...reminds me of Gene Kelly in "An American In Paris" trying to hawk his paintings on the street so he can buy coffee and croissants for breakfast.

It's always a bittersweet experience, coming to the end of a manuscript.  I'm a believer in Ecclesiastes 7:8 - better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof...and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

So finishing a task is always rewarding, but never fails to be accompanied by a certain sense of melancholy as well.

My world tends to make sense when I'm writing and I'm at loose ends when I'm not.

Suddenly, I'm not...time to dream up that next project I guess.

Rainy weekend and not much going on...Karen's a little under the weather so didn't do too much.

Did watch a classic Marilyn flick...
...great stuff from the early 1950's.

Marilyn's star was ascending; her two co-stars, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, had peaked...but they worked well together as an ensemble cast...lighthearted fluff but still good for a few laughs 60+ years later.

Work continues to be a tough slog...entering our 6th week of "hypercare" after the warehouse management system "go live" weekend...planned for 2 weeks...so we're a month later and still doing the Danse Macabre...
Well ok, not literally the dance of death, but we're getting close...I'm very ready to be done with this and move on to something that actually feels productive.

And on that happy note, I think I'm ready to hit the hay.

Later, mcm fans...

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