Tuesday, October 9, 2007

energy applied

We always tell our kids the basic rule of physics: everything moves from a state of order to disorder unless energy is applied. This goes for schoolwork, bedroom organization, the family shoe rack to life. Sometimes they get it and apply the appropriate amount of energy, other times, they are afflicted with what I call 'buttinchair disease.' That is, they can't move their butts from the chair.

We've been on fall break around here. The kids had yesterday and today off from school. The first nine weeks are completed and report cards will be arriving soon. I already peaked at their grades online, all is well, in fact all is extremely well.

The bookstore opens today....the quiet, soft opening at 11:00. It will be interesting to see how this week goes. I'm wiped out from getting this project on its feet, but I'm ready for it to start walking. Nothing like real live situations and customers to poke holes in the policies and procedures I've been working on for two months now.

Lots of energy is being applied and we are staying clear of chaos for the moment. All the plates are spinning, some are wobbling a bit, but nothing is crashing to the floor. For now, it is working. I'll take it.

9 comments:

ORION said...

As a writer I need MORE buttinchair disease LOL

Liz said...

You are so right! I have a WIP that is completed and awaiting a good edit. I just need a day where I can sit down.

kaycee said...

when you find that day to sit... how about gathering your kids for a photo session?? I need models!!!

Michelle Moran said...

Congratulations on what I'm sure was a fantastic opening!

Liz said...

Thanks, Michelle. How is the "Roman" writing coming?

Michelle Moran said...

Really well, thank you! I am finishing up the sequel to The Heretic Queen this month, then I'll be starting on Cleopatra's Daughter, which will be in stores July 2009 (can you believe -- so far away!!).

I'm very excited about both projects, and I hope your own writing is going smoothly!

Michelle Moran said...

Ooops, I suppose I should have said the sequel to Nefertiti, which is The Heretic Queen!

Liz said...

My fiction writing is nonexistant right now. The writing I'm doing consists of emails about the bookstore or procedural updates for the bookstore.

Hope springs eternal though and perhaps in November I can attempt to finish the edits on Maddy's story.

Michelle Moran said...

I can certainly understand the importance of concentrating on the bookstore, and once it's running smoothly I'm sure you'll be able to return to your own writing.

Good luck!