Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Come on Come on

A few random thoughts to keep the wheels spinning.

My optometrist thinks that writing is simply a matter of inventing imaginative names and replacing them in a story. Example: Sorceror Sculy goes to the magic school and meets Henry Patter.

Turns out not all the world thinks writers are brilliant. Actually, I think my eye doctor demoted me to a professional idiot. At least I can make money doing it. A little anyway.

On Monday my twelve year old spent the morning with some kids and made a music video for John Jigitz/Morgan Laurence video contest, a new song writer. It wasn't until I saw their video today that I realized it would have been really hard for them to make the video without him... he was the only guy.

Check it out. It's cute. Fun little song. It gets stuck in your head a little, but in a good way. It's called Come On Come On.

I don't know, I think it's just been a weird week. I've decided that booksellers in general have more respect for authors who live out-of-state than local writers. If you live in Boise, you must not be very good, definitely not special, and most likely a waste of their time.

But if I'm on tour, it means more. My husband told me to start telling Boise bookstores that I'm doing a tour in the area and I want to sign in their store. You know, the crazy thing is, it might work.

In all fairness, not all bookstores are that way. Just some. Just enough to knock some of the wind out of my sails.

So come on come on, we'll keep a runnin' till we burn up the sun.

It's time to move on. Write some more, try some more and care a little less when I get the shaft. That's what life's all about.


Anonymous said...

Laura! This is so darn cute! (Ok don't tell your son I said cute!) I mean this is cool! :)

Loved it! Hope you are well! I am diving into Alvor soon and and I am so excited!

Magenta said...

Hmm, I think your optometrist needs new glasses... to see that authors are amazing people, with one of the hardest jobs ever! (Well, depends on what you define as hard, but how about he tries writing, and see how he likes it, huh?)

That video your son and his friends made was awesome! Did they actually film all that? Amazing! They will so be up in the running! (Of course, I didn't see the other videos, so...)

The song is pretty cool. Catchy. This is a compliment: your 12-year-old looks a couple years older then 12. ^,~

I like that line. Keep on running 'til we burn out the sun. Impossible, but motivational, in a way.

Laura said...

Sheila- hope you fall in love with Alvor too.

Magenta- my eye Dr. would never try writing- way too underneath him. But I agree that it's a lot harder than it looks.

Til we burn up the sun- don't stop going until every last bit of daylight has been spent. I liked it too.

Sahara said...

The video is great! Very fun seeing Carsten involved in that!