A few eclectic comments that sort of tie together in the end:
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it” – Chinese proverb
I just read 25 Quotes To Inspire You To Do The Impossible on triathlete, traveller and spear-thrower Joel Runyon’s Blog of Impossible Things, with many more inspirational quotes in the comments on this post. I’ve always loved quotes and I’m feeling very inspired right now. Everyone wanting to interrupt me from doing the impossible get out of my way!
I’m also feeling fierce having pondered contract legalese for the past week. Why can’t all of these things be written in plain English? I feel like I’m finally getting a grasp on the questions I want to send to my agency about our contract negotiations. This is after getting advice from a producer, a writer, and a lawyer. I’m still waiting to hear back from one other lawyer. I might be going a little over the top with this, but I’m terrible at this contract stuff, so I really want to make sure I understand what I’m signing and I’m happy with it. I’m determined that this book is going to do well and that this is the beginning of a long career as a successful writer. Because I love my agent so much, this could be a lifetime contract. I feel a little bad I’m taking so long with it, but everyone keeps telling me not to stress (I was feeling a little overwhelmed) and take my time. In any case, I am proud of my work and want to share it with the world – but I also want to be able to live off of my writing so I don’t have to waitress full-time. My friend made a comment today that I don’t want to be the next “Leonard Cohen/Brian Wilson/Rocky Balboa from Rocky V where his accountant takes all his money”! That made me laugh.
Speaking of making me laugh, have I mentioned recently that the top searches for finding my blog are still consistently: “diapers women”, “women wearing diapers”, and “women wear diaper photo”? During Out of My Comfort Zone month I wore a diaper, had a not-so-great experience and wrote about it. I tried to be fair and discuss all of the reasons one might need (or want) to wear a diaper. I also took a self portrait of myself in a diaper – with shorts over top of the diaper. It is not a revealing photo. I never thought there were so many people out there looking for photos of women in diapers. There are times I feel slightly disturbed about this, but most often I find it funny. It just shows there are people out there looking for everything on the internet. And posting about my life and experiences online is bound to provoke people in different ways.
Finally, one other thing that inspires me: my camera, my computer, a glass of nice wine, and the sunset on my balcony. Life is good!