Murphy's Bill has been my lodestone for at least a week now.
Many of you probably know the axiomatic "Anything that can go wrong will" as Murphy's Law.
As far as I'm concerned, however, and based on the way things are going, the Murphyism has not yet achieved codified statutory status and may never. If you think about it, failure to ever achieve actual legality is much more in keeping with the true spirit of Murphydom, anyway.
Schoolhouse Rock generation but SR's iconic "I'm Just a Bill" is such a classic of our time that I had more than a passing familiarity with how a bill becomes a law, even before the health care reform saga that consumed political pundits and commentators (if not the general public) for the better part of last year and a chunk of this one. That, combined with the current political climate and the intrinsic "anythingthatcangowrongness" of Murphy, convinces me it will never be presented for the president's signature.]
But (say it with me), I digress.
Woke up bright, shiny and early (for me) this morning to accomplish things. Plot and story things. Writing things. After a weekend brainstorming session with two of my CPs, I was brimming and bristling with ideas.
But no. It was not to be. Here it is after 1 p.m. and all I've accomplished thus far is to scatter a few instances of the word "trust" into the first two pages of my WIP as if they were croutons.
In my defense, I have been a little bogged with other matters. Probably a little overbogged, actually. Some of you know this already, based on the number of annoying e-mails you have been receiving from me since, oh, at least Thursday.
But when someone e-mailed me to find out if I was okay since I hadn't been around to her blog in a few days, I figured I should at least make a small pit stop here.
This driveby is not anything Murphy, because to tell the truth, I forgot what I wanted to say about that. And some of what I did remember I decided to self-edit.
The Procrastinator's Creed.
And my personal favorite, Number 10: "I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it."