Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dead To The World...

For the past few days, I've been, for all intensive purposes, dead to the world. That is, with a few small murmurs of life here and there. Battling colds and fatigue, we're rounding third base and in the home stretch for Cynthia's book, Enchanted Adornments. It's been a long process and probably more intense than any of Green Girl Studios crew could have ever imagined. It's true that there's a lot more to be done and many miles to cross before a final product is presented neatly in stacks at the local Barnes & Noble, but the major deadline is almost upon us. It comes with mixed feelings - "dread" being one of them and "relief" being another. Will It be what Cynthia has envisioned? Will It reflect all the work, love, and energy that has been poured into this project? What new things will come our way once It is finally released.

While finishing up some last minute details, we've been listening to the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. The most recent one listened to was Dead to the World. Can you say, "Smitten Kitten?" Well, that's me. I can't get enough of these books. Not only are they greatly entertaining, but I can work to them! Normally when listening to books on tape, I sit in perfect quiet stillness, my mouth hanging slightly ajar, eyes gazing off distantly as the words pour into my ears. Luckily this is not the case.

One side effect, besides the constant consideration and thinking about of Sookie's world is that many of my thoughts have taken on a slightly more Southern flare and are narrated in a voice not my own, but of the woman who reads them named Johanna Parker. Even these words are ringing in my head in that very distinctive voice!


Round Rabbit said...

Hey Smitten Kitten! :)

jeweledrabbit said...

Andrew, it seems to me you've been sick pretty much all winter. Is that the usual case for you at this time of year?

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Round Rabbit! :)

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Maureen. It's true that it seems like I've been sick a lot. I think it would be fair to say that I have been. I guess it's an occupational hazard when you travel as much as I do and see as many people as I do. Not to mention that I don't really take care of myself the way I should. I definitely don't sleep enough nor eat balanced meals and I like the occasional strong drink.

This in combination with my relatively newly developed allergies hasn't been very good.

I guess it's my body's way of saying, "Stop! Slow down! Take care of yourself and rest!"

I rarely listen, which usually prolongs the colds and the sniffles. Ugh.