Monday, 28 January 2013

How can I feel bad when I'm listening to The Vaccines?

I just wrote a post that was so self-pitying I deleted it.

I'm not even feeling that self-pitying, so I really don't know where those words came from.

It's wet and it's grey, and I was supposed to be having coffee with a friend. When that fell through, I eagerly pulled out my WIP, sat at the table (see, very proper, no slouching on the sofa... I was reading to work), and then... nothing. Which is why my deleted post was so whinny.

So, here's a song instead...

 

Don't forget the Imaginary Friend Bloghop this coming Friday. You can still sign up here.

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  1. This song gave me quite the Monday morning pick-me-up!!

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    1. It's great, isn't it? Actually, the whole album is great way to start the week.

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  2. Aw. We all have those moments. Music always acts as a great "pick me up" when I'm feeling down too. :)

    Already all signed up for the blog hop. Can't wait to hear about everyone's imaginary friends.

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    1. Yes, the music definitely helped, and I managed to write a bit more after I posted.

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  3. It happens to everyone. I say use the sorrow. Skip ahead to a sad part of the story and write that scene.

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    1. As a pantser, I'm not entirely sure what the sad parts are at the moment :-/

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  4. I hadn't even heard this song before, but I really like it! I'll have to add it to one of my playlists :)

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    1. I sing it a lot, but I don't know all the words, so I end up going round in circles :-)

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  5. Hi Annalisa .. I hadn't heard the name or the song before .. but I love the video - great pics ... and mud everywhere ..

    Guess life down your way is grey, muddy and now raining even more .. keep cheerful and warm .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It actually hadn't occurred to me how fitting the video is. So much rain and mud today on my day off, but it was lovely and sunny yesterday when I was working - typical!

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  6. I'd not heard that song before. It made me smile - thank you!

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    1. Spreading the music - I might have found my new vocation!

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  7. The right song can do wonders for a person's mood. :)
    I'm looking forward to the Imaginary Friend Bloghop!

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  8. Thanks for the reminder! I was looking at my calendar on April. Geez, a bit lost I was. :)

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    1. I think there's something much bigger happening in April!

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  9. I'm glad to hear your not really feeling that self pitying, Annalisa ;)
    And thanks for the song!

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    1. Self-pity is such a waste of time, I have no idea why my words were coming out that way!

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    1. As tomorrow is today, I can announce that I met a friend for coffee, did some urgent shopping, sat in a doctor's waiting room for far too long, saw my mother and went to the gym... and didn't look at a single page of my novel. Tomorrow... I'll get to it tomorrow :-)

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  11. Those "nothing" moments can make a gal mopey! But I personally love a wet grey day - we are in the midst of summer here and I'm so so so so over it!

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    1. I'm like that too. I'm dreaming of summer dresses, but I know I'll be longing for woolly tights by July!

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  12. Happens to us all. Tomorrow's another day!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. I've got my fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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  13. I'm also in the doldrums at the moment. Hate them, but hopefully my trip to Germany will cure me.

    Hope you get going soon. :-)

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    1. I'm sure your trip will do just that! Have lots of fun in Germany.

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  14. Thanks for the song. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of things soon!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Thanks Nutschell. The best thing about posting that song is I've been listening to it every time I log on to reply to comments! :-)

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  15. I do hope you're feeling better now - fancy being moany when it's not even the first Weds of the month! x

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    1. I know, I should schedule my moans more carefully - although next week, I'll be in the middle of my blog tour.

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  16. I love The Vaccines.

    I have those moments. I listen to music, nap, write, or watch a favorite show. Oh, and there are cute cat and dog videos out there as well.

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    1. They're fantastic, aren't they?

      I've been spending my time doing housework... not as fun as napping or watching TV though :-)

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  17. It happens to everyone. I tend to procrastinate and doodle online. Must get back to work. :)

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  18. The Vaccines are awesome. I try my best to avoid self-pity, but sometimes it can really take over. Especially during these dreary and grey winter days! Or maybe I just use the weather as my excuse to whine LOL.

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    1. It was a lot sunnier today, so I feel better. Did housework with the windows open instead of writing, but at least it was something useful :-)

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  19. I doubt it was as whinny as you thought. But the song is a nice touch too. See you tomorrow at the hop!

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    1. The bloghop's on Friday, Elizabeth! The music definitely helped. I keep listening to it :-)

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  20. I have my post all ready for your hop. :) Hope your mood is passing. I have those moods, too. Although, today I was in a pissed off, impatient mood. I think it's finally starting to subside. If I eat some chocolate, it will probably disappear.

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    1. Yes, I saw your Facebook post :-) Chocolate is technically medicine... until my scales started to tell me I was having too much medicine!!

      Looking forward to the hop tomorrow!!

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  21. It's a winter thing. Everyone feels whinny then. :)

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    1. Oh yes, I always feel worse in the winter. It was sunny yesterday, and I felt much better :-)

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  22. From time to time I allow myself to be whinny, but then I am a very strange kind of woman :). Usually when I am melancholic the writing is marvelous...I hope you'll feel better soon Annalisa.

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    1. I agree, I sometimes write really well when I'm feeling depressed. But this time it is/was just 'meh'...

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  23. Thanks for the song post! I find that I'm pretty whiny lately, and it has nothing to do with the weather. I do find that I write a lot when I get really anxious though, so maybe that's the key for me.

    Good luck, and I hope you can reschedule that coffee.

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