Monday, December 11, 2006

Ice Water To The Face

I am an earthling once again.

As Parcells once said to Peter King, "Do you know how hard it is to win a Superbowl?" This in response to the question, "How long will it take you to rebuild this team into a champion?" Bill also said, "When will you win the Pulitzer prize?"

It's a relief in a way. I haven't done much else besides read everything there is to read about the Dallas Cowboys.

I admit it. I'm a freak.

My writing has suffered as a result, but I am still pecking away at it slowly. My class draws to a close this weekend. I have written and rewritten the same scene three different times, but am finally coming to a conclusion that I may finally know just who this bit character is that I am about to throw away.

It's hard.

I'm reading Bernard Cornwell, The Archer's Tale. On Netflix I ordered up a helping of a screen adaptation of Sharpe's Rifles, for which Cornwell is famous. I absolutely love Historical Fiction.

Life is good. It will be better once football season is over.

My kids make my heart thump. I snuck into Jackson's room, a little melancholy for being so upset about a stupid game. I rubbed his forehead and he stirred, put his hands behind his head, elbows pointed out--then snored.

As for football, I should be writing my own fantasies, not praying for one to play out, especially when I have no control.

13 comments:

Moni said...

Well he is alive isn't he?! (kidding) It's okay to revel in you favorite team doing well, nothing wrong with that. :) Glad to see you've got your nose back to the literary grindstone. I miss your work...and well, you too. Ha! ;)

Bless

Jada's Gigi said...

I like that line about winning the Pulitzer Prize...
now get back to work! lol

Bailey Stewart said...

Gawd, I hate it when I'm right. I would have rather have been wrong. They're not out yet.

Shesawriter said...

Nice to see you! The Pulitzer thingie was cute. As for you being a freak, I wouldn't know, but I'll take your word for it. :-)

Bernita said...

Gridirons to grindstones?
Hmmm.

Kathleen said...

You're so funny. I try to read nothing about the Lions because it's too depressing. I hope your Cowboys are doing better than the Lions, although that wish is only for you because I normally hate the Cowboys.

Can't wait to hear your writing is going swimmingly!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

One might argue that, with the common notion of history being written by the winners, all historical fact is partially fiction.

Ho ho!

How highbrow of me.

Toni Anderson said...

Enjoy your fantasies Scott. Savor the things you love. Life is too short.

I LOVE Sharpe. Of course I just watch the TV adaptions because I really love Sean Bean--but they are very well made dramas (doesn't that sound more sophisticated than 'good TV'?)

magnetbabe said...

You seem to be in the same sports induced haze I was in during the penant race. I hope for your sake the 'Boys go all the way. Otherwise you are in for a world of hurt...

Anthony J. Rapino said...

Glad to see you're still around. I hope to start posting a lot again.

Dixie Belle said...

I saw one of the Sharpe's episodes and it was good!

Beth said...

My husband is like that with the Colts. I mean, he rarely gets to do anything for himself so if the Colts are playing, I feel like he deserves it. Plus, I love to watch it with him.

I wanted to check in on ya and see how you were doing.

Bailey Stewart said...

We won! We won! We won!

I didn't post anything about the game because I didn't want to jinx things.