Friday, October 9, 2009

I'm Obsessed!

Just like Keira Diaz, my protagonist in BEAUTY SECRETS, I obsess over things all the time. I use the word things, because there really isn't any rhyme or reason to my obsessions.

Take this week for example. My Mom and I have spent every spare moment finishing a quilt for moi. Why do I need a quilt? Well, because they're cool. And I like 'em. So, we finally finished the quilt last night at 9 p.m. and where was I this afternoon? At Joann's buying more material to make another one. Why? Because the first one was so much fun silly.

So now instead of blogging, reading or writing, I am spending my time quilting - and watching Mad Men because apparently I'm obsessed with that show too (and you can't forget NCIS).

Of course, it's not like I have any free time. I really need to be grading right now and editing. I was on a roll writing daily the last 8 months (seriously, it's been eight months, wow!) and right now I feel like being creative in some other way. I'm still writing though too. Just last night I was making mental notes for more things to add to BEAUTY SECRETS. It's just I'd rather be quilting.

So, what about you? What are YOUR other creative endeavors?

8 comments:

Laura Martone said...

When I'm not writing, I'm singing karaoke, attempting to play the guitar, or trying to improve my photographic skills. Wish I were good at arts and crafts, like candle-making or quilting, but I've only dabbled in such things. Some day, when the Time Fairy gives me more, um, time, I shall pursue such things in earnest!

Good luck with the quilt and the writing and the grading and so on!

Steph Damore said...

Thanks Laura. I started cutting out a baby quilt last night and can't wait to start piecing it together. It's an excellent creative endeavor when your brain needs a writing break.

Laura Martone said...

A baby quilt?! Do you have news?

Steph Damore said...

Oh no, not me. A couple of my close friends have recently had babies and I thought the quilts would make nice Christmas presents.

I'm also going to try and sell a couple quilts at local holiday bazaars - we'll see!

Jenna said...

Eight months - wow. Impressive.

I once crocheted so much I injured myself. For days and weeks on end I worked on blanket after blanket.

A crocheting injury!!

J.J. Bennett said...

I sing, cook, shop, and blog silly... Some afternoons I find myself cooking up a storm, or diving head first into my kids school projects. Thanks for reminding me I have a quilt to make for my friend who's having a baby next month... Thanks, Steph!

A misinterpreted wave said...

I 'just' write, wish I could sing (enjoy that my little girls stillthinks I have a nice voice hahaha), wish I could play an instrument. Come to think of it, my other creative endeavour is to spend an awful lot of time daydreaming.

Steph Damore said...

A crochet injury? Wow Jenna, talk about impressive. I crochet too, so I know how it goes - "I'll take a break after I finish this row. Wait, I meant this row. Okay, after THIS row." HA.