That is, since I re-did my bookshelves, I’ve always been able to find whatever book I’m looking for. If it’s mine.
You see, if it’s mine it finds a home among other books of its type so I always know where to go when I’m looking for something.
But library books are another issue altogether.
Library books have no definitive home– because even when I put them dutifully away on the “library book shelf” in the living room their proximity to the ground seems to translate them, substantially, from Something-To-Be-Read (and let alone until read) into Things-To-Be-Carried.
Like all books in our house they are treated with utmost respect, but it is the respect Eliza Dolittle would get from Col. Pickering: genuine, but oblivious.
So I’ve lost the book I meant to finish next (A Curse as Dark as Gold, that I quoted from here), and it’s really annoyed me. I’ve checked all the usual places and now all that’s left is to wait till this bug finishes its sweep and we dig out the corners again.
In the meantime I’ve dabbled with the idea of helping to organize a fundraiser that should take place in about 2 months.
The impossibility of this is emphasized on at least one web site: Nine women working together cannot produce a baby in one month! it insists. In the same way you cannot expect to put together a fundraiser faster just because you have more people.
But I have to wonder about the doom and gloom.
This particular event has been in place for more than 5 years, and involves (in an original stroke of genius) each hostess supplying both the food and guests for her table, so I think what’s left to us would be venue and program, mostly.
I said keep me in the loop, because I want to help the cause (our local CareNet Pregnancy Center) but when I shifted off my brain-storm document and back into my re-write I felt such a distinct chink of a fit it made me nervous.
Not about the fit of the writing, but about the fact that the other work was not. With my life wound so tightly just now I wonder (almost fear) if I’ve stepped into a tripwire.
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Found a redundant scene to cut. I’ll work the best parts into the later confrontation. Finished clean-up on 26 and 27.