JUNE 18, 2014
Instead of being behind the camera to start my day, I sat down at the computer to edit our FEEL GOOD story from Monday. Man, do I love to edit, especially on the rare occasions I can take my time and finesse something. I’m lucky that way, to have a job I truly enjoy (even if I don’t always like the subject matter). My happy days shot was going to be a picture of my edit screen, but then this happened:
My pal Bobby, an ABC news photog, pointed it out to me this afternoon while covering a story on a company scamming people out of money, claiming they will help you find an apartment, for a refundable 200 fee. If they don’t find you a place, you get 125 back. Turns out, it was all a con. The cops shut the place down, and found over a hundred unopened envelopes asking for refunds. All day long, people came by holding their lists, making claims of properties not being available when they were told they would be, demanding their two-hundred dollars back–and we’re not talking people who can afford to lose 200 bucks.
Argh. Dirty rats. I hate seeing people taken advantage of, so it was perfect timing when I saw Bobby walking around the news van. I could tell he had something cool to share. And he did. He pointed up to the rafters of the shabby strip mall, and lo and behold, there were three baby birds tucked in with mama popping over the edge to feed them every few minutes. Talk about making me smile! I seriously could have watched them all day.
And how perfect is the tile decoration!! Okay. Moving on…
IN THE WRITING REALM:
OY. I’ve fallen behind on my other writing tasks, like this piece I want to write on an awesome female moto-rider who recently went on a cross country tour recreating Erwin “Cannonball” Baker’s historic run. And I want to write an article on Kayla’s experience. Need to start my next round of edits from the agent notes on California Cotton. As predicted, the manuscript didn’t make it into the final round of the Amazon contest. It totally wasn’t ready. I’m surprised it got as far as it did. And let’s not even talk about Motor Dolls 2. Don’t think there’s any way I will make the September deadline I’d set for myself. Ack.
Okay. Enough procrastinating. Off to work on the other stuff!
Until next time…