Sometimes, I get really worked up about something which turns out to be not-so-bad after all. This has actually happened to me several times this month, but what with the novel (and the Eyebeam conference, and the jobs, and the usual etcetera) I haven't had time to write about it, but since I'm at home, I've got a bit of time for the current case in point: my parents. I was more than a little concerned about telling them about this whole novel thing. They can sometimes be very goal-oriented, and I was afraid their reaction would be to the effect of "What are you spending your time on writing a novel for? What's the point?"
But, as my parents periodically do, they really surprised me with their coolness. I told them about the novel project, and how I'd be working on it a lot this weekend, and how I had to finish by Sunday, and they were more than just supportive - they thought this was an incredible thing for me to be doing, and that I should keep on with it (whether with this novel or a different one). I actually had to talk them out of reading it this weekend, because I'm not sure I'm ready to show it, and persuade my dad that no, I didn't need to talk to his agent yet. -g-
It feels really, really good to not only be doing something creative, and not only something productive, but also something that my parents appreciate and support.
Sometimes things turn out better than I think, and that always makes me happy.
Back to novel-land!