May 23rd, 2009
Yesterday was one of those days that leave me feeling deeply ambivalent. I got lots accomplished, but don't have much to show for it, yet. My emotions don't necessarially seem congruent with the situation, which adds to my frustration and discomfort - even success seemed to chafe, somehow. Today is another day, thankfully.
I talked to all sorts of people on the phone, for example - and hell, maybe that's part of it, since I'm rarely comfortable doing that even when it goes well - and I've now got all my post-treatment therapy and medical appointments lined up. I called a friend from Michael's House I've been trying to get in touch with and finally connected, with mixed results; I called someone from my phone list and left a message on their machine.
One of the more disturbing calls was with my mother, who wants to undertake an expedition via transit that I think is pretty clearly physically beyond her, and I wasn't able to convey my concerns successfully. That one is a train-wreck that I'm really uncertain about how it's going to proceed, yuck.
I also had a disheartening book-selling experience, where I took a bunch of first edition hardcovers in and didn't get much in the way of recompense, but needed what they could give me enough that I couldn't refuse the deal. So my babies went on the chopping block unappreciated and for cheap... AND I still had to borrow money to get the prescription filled that I needed.
On the plus side I got a letter written and mailed, read Jim Butcher's latest Dresden novel Turn Coat and enjoyed it a great deal even though I did peg the criminal mastermind from the moment they walked onstage, went to a good step-study meeting and came home with a new friend and a copy of the sixth edition of the NA Basic Text which someone else paid for on my behalf.
Today looks to be some domestic errands, and maybe a late showing of the Star Trek movie or something from SIFF. Now I go make coffee, which will brighten my mood for certain.
Current Location: unemerged
Current Mood: uncomfortable
I liked "Turn Coat" well enough when I read it, (at Norwescon when I was too ill to attend much of the convention) but I had to struggle to remember any of the details. I sat here for several minutes trying to remember who the villain was.
My experience trying to sell books is the same as yours. If you're patient and have lots of time you can probably sell them through Amazon for the best price. But I'm not sure if it is worth the effort.
When you are trying to accomplish things, just remember, do as much as you can, everything else will keep. (This doesn't apply to arterial bleeding. That you should probably work on right away.)
Yeah, selling books is sad. I have been vaguely looking for a home for some of my comics that I just don't think I am going to re-read enough to justify keeping them along, as well as some of my duplicated Sandman issues (where I have the individual issues as well as the paperbacks as well as the Absolute Sandman that Paul bought me for Xmas and Bday last year), and I get easily discouraged from the tedious process of trying to get any real money for anything.
On the other hand, I really liked the new Star Trek movie.