struggle

Life’s Little Curve Balls…

on July 5, 2007

Why is it the things that are good for us are rarely the things we want? It’s one of the mysteries of the universe. There is a line in a Cheryl Crow song that goes something like…It’s not having what you want, It’s wanting what you’ve got…My goodness that is so true. For me anyway. It’s like some sort of cosmic joke. You spend so much time wanting something good to happen and then when it does, you don’t want it. What’s up with that?

Take chocolate. No, don’t take my chocolate – unless you want to draw back a bloody stump – but chocolate in general. Who wouldn’t rather have a wonderful piece of chocolate fudge cake than a Caesar Salad? But which one is good for you? See? It’s annoying I tell you.

Take writing for example. It sounds like fun doesn’t it? Writing a romance novel, getting to create these characters and putting them into funny, dangerous or sexy situations. It would be a blast, right? Yeah, until you try it. Then it’s like having your teeth pulled with no Novocain while a schnauzer chews on your toes. Painful and annoying all at the same time.

But then you struggle through and you get to type the two most wonderful worlds in writing land. THE END. You print out your work and there you have it, a completed manuscript. I, of course, have not experienced this thrill first hand as of yet though I’m keeping the hope alive that I will within the next couple of months. But several of my friends have recently reached this pinnacle of accomplishment. Three cheers and a go away and stop gloating to all of you.

So, someone give me the answer. What is the trick to wanting what you’ve got? Because I really need to know. And if I could get the answer before the weekend I’d appreciate it. *g*