Money

It speaks to us all, in some form or another. For some it’s to help a charity, for others it’s to find shelter. But then there are those who just…want it. For those people, money is a want, not a need. They have a place to sleep at night and to go home to during the day. They have transportation. They may even have that coveted flat-screen television (though these days, you can’t find a CRT television except on ebay).

I like money. It keeps me warm, fed, and sheltered. But over the years I’ve come to realize: never spend the money until it’s in your hand. And even then, think twice about how you’re going to use it.

With the economy the way it is, I see it as a wake-up call to all of us. Be frugal, save wisely. And don’t fuss so much about it. You can’t take it with you.

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Writing, Writing, Writing

On AbsoluteWrite forums┬átoday, someone started a thread about gaining momentum while writing a scene, then upon finishing, feeling physically and mentally exhausted. So many who replied, agreed. Yes, this happens and the wonderful thing about it, is that the writer–though spent–feels terrific. It’s an accomplishment. It’s what writers wish happened more often. The writer’s dream.

If only the phone or doorbell wouldn’t ring.