Monday, March 1, 2010

The Olympics and my guilty pleasure...

A big hello from Lisa Mondello! Well, as much as I hate to say it, the Olympics are officially over and my guilty pleasure of watching skiing and skating must end so I can concentrate on my new deadline of May 1st. Yes, I sold another book to Love Inspired Romance and I'm thrilled. I need to get cracking on finishing the book. I'm not sure when the book will be published, but I'll let you know.

But I do have a problem that I'd like to take a moment to talk about. Chaos and deadlines. It seems my husband always finds the most inopportune time to "tear apart" something. Today it was the living room. As I typed away on my computer, he pulled apart the bookcases, moved all the furniture and removed my books from the shelf to the sofa so he could hook the TV up to the Internet. Why we need a 42 inch television hooked up to the Internet was a question I didn't want to ask because I knew I'd soon have my answer. Great YOUTUBE music videos from the 80s don't look as good on a monitor as they do on a 42 inch television. He's a guy. These things matter.

Okay, I admit it. There IS a reason I married this man. He speaks to my insanity. I checked out a few videos of my own. Aha's Take Me On and Michael Jackson's Thriller were cool. Hall and Oates, The Bay City Rollers (Can you say S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!) and even...David Cassidy. And of course, I had to give into my biggest guilty pleasure and check out a few old Elton John videos too. (You can stop laughing at me now. My kids just rolled there eyes at us, told us to turn the volume down and then went to bed.) I then surfed the web a little...on a 42 inch television. Had my husband not taken the keyboard from me so he could find some Neil Diamond videos, I'd probably be writing this blog from there right now.

The problem is, the living room is totaled and I now have to find a new home for all the things that got moved around. I don't know about you but I can't work when the house is a total mess, so I know I must deal with this first thing tomorrow or no writing will get done. How about you? Do you need to have complete order around you to be creative? Since I have 3 teenagers still at home, the house is almost never "orderly". I don't need complete order, but it can't look like a tornado blew through the house. How do you deal with messes while still being creative?

Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello


  1. Nope, I can work with mess, but then I have a four year old. So, I can find these videos on the computer. What's the url?

  2. Just search YOUTUBE.COM on your favorite singers. It's really cool.

  3. The Olympics were my guilty pleasure too! Now I have to catch up on the stuff that got neglected! BUT, reading wasn't one of them. Can't wait to read what all you ladies will be writing :)

  4. I detest chaos but since children, I've learned to lower my standards. Still though at certain times I find it very hard to concentrate. Congrats on your new sale!

  5. Congratulations on selling another book. I got pulled into watching the Olympics too.


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