September 13, 2011

Curse You, Roget!

Just returned from a fabulous weekend in San Francisco. Saw the Picasso exhibit at the DeYoung and gleefully cheered on my homeboys as they beat the L.A. Dodgers, 8-1, on Sunday. Go Giants!

Now I'm back to working on another set of revisions for my MG fantasy, based on feedback from a couple of agents who asked for pages, kindly noted some strengths, but ultimately passed for somewhat similar reasons. *sigh* Wondering if this story will end up stashed away in the file cabinet. A practice book, if you will.

I reach for my battered copy of Roget's Thesaurus, seeking an alternative to "sat". It's not listed, but I notice "Satan". Hmmm. My old Catholic nemesis. Intrigued, I find synonyms for the devil (978. a maleficent spirit). A new one attracts my attention: Asmodeus. Loki (Norse myth).

So Jim Carrey was actually possessed by the devil in the movie, “The Mask”? And all this time I thought it was just a mischievous spirit. Interesting how they reworked the mythology. I open up a new tab, go to my Netflix account, and add the film to my queue so I can watch it again. Maybe I missed something the first time around. 

Wait, I'm supposed to be writing! How did I end up searching for a movie?

Anything like this ever happen to you?


  1. All the time! Research sends me off in the most interesting directions - so much fun :)

  2. Jemi: Oh, I love research, too! But there comes a point when I have to say "enough" and get back to the nitty-gritty. ;-)

  3. LOL! You crack me up!

    And yes, I find myself doing that all the time!

  4. Heidi: At least it's something we can laugh about!

  5. I'm jealous you got to see the Giants win!

    Sounds like a lovely outing to the city.

    I also have a battered Roget, right next to me in fact, with an even older, coverless dictionary on top of it. Ever use any dictionary/thesaurus apps?

  6. Stephanie: The only thing that would have made the game better is if our boy Brian had been pitching. ;-)

    Apps? Don't need you need an iPad or something similar for that?


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