The hardest part about being on a road trip isn’t just trying to finish a chapter or two, it’s also trying to remember to post something on the blog.
There’s been a lot of stuff happening in my head… and lack of sleep seems to be an ongoing problem. Today I read a one star review on one of my books and had a good chuckle over it. Now this isn’t a call to action on anything. Please know this. The odd thing is I could read it and kind of…chuckle.
Not sure why. Perhaps lack of sleep or just… maybe it was a “huh” moment and move on. Not because I’m thinking “oh I’m such hot shit that one star does not apply to my brilliance”. Let’s get real here. But I think I’m okay with my books not being for everyone just as I’m happy if someone likes it.
There are some reviews where I wonder what they’ve read. We all get those kinds of reviews. This was one of them. Perhaps that’s what makes it easier? to sort of shrug over it? I don’t know. Do I worry about books and how they’d be taken? Hell yes. I don’t think that will ever go away but I think I’m okay if a book just doesn’t work for someone.
Of course if my mother left a one star review I might be horrified and shamed. She’d probably critique how I wrote someone washing rice.
So far on the road trip I’ve watched Deadpool. FUCKING awesome movie. Cooked a bunch… made a very Korean spicy kimchi chigae… and nearly dumped an entire vanilla soy latte with no foam all over the inside of Mary Calmes’ car. To be fair, I was getting choked by the seat belt at that time.
It was fricking freezing when I landed and snow is always a fascinating thing for me. I also ate at my first Steak n Shake and it was pretty decent. Met a bunch of people at Kroger’s (I think it was a Kroger’s) including a very nice Vietnamese checker with whom we exchanged opinions about daikon. I also discovered there’s no ginger in this house and I fear that some must be found.
Tomorrow we have the coffee thing so woooot! Looking forward to that. And I have a cat hair or something in my right eye and it’s driving me nuts.