I promise that all my blog post titles won’t be song lyrics.
So Zoo’s alarm clock (aka my cube) woke me up to La Isla Bonita. And you know when you’ve got a lyric in your mind wrong and you know it’s wrong but you can’t stop singing it wrong?
Yeah, I keeping hearing, young girls with eyes like potatoes, in my ear. And I know that can’t be right. Who has eyes like potataoes?
It’s like when my friend told me she thought the song, Big Old Jet Airliner was really, big ole chad had a rhino, and ruined the song for me.
There’s also a line in Cinderelmo where I swear the king says, cake and eat it (because, hi, cake – who wouldn’t want to eat cake?) but Zoo’s like, he’s saying, take an edict.
Granted, the edict line makes way more sense, but it’s Elmo. He’s always got too many questions, he’s always scared of something and he’s always screwing up, so common sense isn’t really his friend. So I’m sticking by my cake and eat it line.
Anyway, I have a lot to do – some last minute revisions on Zane and I almost can’t bear to drag myself through the manuscript again. Don’t get me wrong – I love the book – love the way it’s turned out and the edits will only make it stronger but…I don’t want to! (mature, I know) I want to work on shiny new stories, like Mace, where things still make sense and I have a lot to discover.
But I will be good and finish Zane. I’m armed with candy. A large, price club mixed bag of candy that includes Twix. The Twix will inspire me. If I can stop singing about the young girls with eyes like potatoes to myself…