Sunday, September 4, 2011

Goals. Er....

Goals, we all have them. Reaching them, well, that's quite the conundrum. Sometimes I think its about fear. Like if we actually reach our goals, then what? I've been trying to finish rewriting my MS. I get on a roll then I just back off. It's like I'm afraid to be finished. It's so...FINAL.

Then again, maybe its what's lurking behind the finish line. Literary agents, synopsis's, and query letters. OH MY!

So, I was able to sympathize with my dog, Cooper, today. Strapping young pooch, one hundred and sixty pounds of man puppy. His goal. The bone. The conundrum? The bone was behind the door. Not a real problem you say. Ah, but hold on. The ironing board (literary agent) was behind the door. The ironing board is very scary to man puppy. It makes a loud screeching noise whenever it's approached with clothes (query letters). Apparently ironing board is particular about clothing associations.  Puppy backs away from the door, paws the air, and whimpers in a whining puppy sort of chanting way, hoping to will the bone to puppy. No chance.  Bone is now being held hostage by the damn ironing board, and man puppy has abandoned goals of being respectable altogether. He's spread eagle on the bed in front of the fan, showing his man goodies to the world. My God man, show some decency. This will not be me, people. I'm going to get the bone (manuscript done)  for the man puppy. Hopefully, his moral code will be restored before he winds up as Mr. October. Fingers crossed.

9 comments:

  1. Ha! Love the analogy! Poor man puppy. I hope you do get that MS done - give the poor dog a bone! :)

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  2. LOL!!! Hope Cooper appreciates how you sacrificed yourself for him!

    You can and will finish your MS, and then you will start another while you query. I'm looking forward to reading more whenever you have it ready!

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  3. LOL. Good luck finishing your MS. You can do it - and tackle that ironing too!

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  4. Ha! Okay, I have it. Hire someone - oh I dunno - like a concierge, maybe? to do the ironing and hire another concierge to walk the dog (and give him the bone, damit!) Then you can spend all your time being a bestselling author. Yeah. Sounds good, don't ya think?

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  5. 'man goodies' *snort* It's a terrible balancing act and most of the time I end up falling off the ball. Good luck and keep at it!

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  6. Take the plunge, T.C. The water's fine...

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  7. Good analogy. And stay focused on the first goal: to finish book. The rest will follow.

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