Well, it’s been an eventful week. My mind is all over the place. In this post alone, it moves from NYC to China to Turkey to Ireland.
We decided to put an offer on an apartment. Yippee! But we heard that another potential buyer arrived shortly after us with his contractor in tow. And the seller’s broker has another scheduled second viewing today. This is New York City after all. You have to sweat over every deal. Looks like we might be small fish in a big pond.
Speaking of pond, there is a zen garden outside the apartment, with a pond. And in the pond swim two fat koi fish. I would sit and write beside this pond and let the gentle watery sounds fuel my muse while the koi transmit their prosperous energy in my direction. I would eventually meditate like I have been promising myself. I can see it now.
Koi fish symbolize good luck in Chinese culture and are considered important in feng shui. This apartment has to be the one. They swim against the current too. Holla!
And speaking of luck, I received some of that earlier that same day…
My agent feels that the new cover is a winner. Thanks y’all. But I wonder what cover the Turks will create for it?
So let me situate myself a moment before I spin off again: where East meets West, there we are…See?
Without the weight of this apartment business on my mind, this news would receive much more attention. I would print it on a T shirt. I might even scoop up some friends and head off to Istanbul to make some noise. That’s the sadness about life. We wish for things and then when we get them we’re too busy to give them due appreciation. Shame on me. I will anoint this occasion in some special way, I promise. I just need my mind to stop reeling about.
And thirdly (good things come in threes. As you can see I am looking for signs and patterns; coded messages; answers written in the sky), let’s hit up my homeland. Where is my lucky shamrock? Did I press it in a book..?
I gave an interview to Edwina Elizabeth, one of the creative brains behind fabulous Irish Cultural blog The Life Of Stuff. She is so enthusiastic and generous about the novel and published our telephone/email exchanges on her brilliant blog. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, postmark her blog as it’s filled with must-know insider goodness you won’t find in your Lonely Planet. If you just want to sit back and enjoy our lovely conversation, pull up a chair, it’s right here.
So that’s my week and it’s still only Wednesday. Whoops, gotta go, mind’s a wanderin’ again…
If you want to get your hands on my novel before Turkey, you can buy Silk for the Feed Dogs here.