Except when it doesn’t. Isn’t that just the way of life?
Just found out a few hours ago that one of my cover ideas will finally be seeing print — the next issue of mental_floss, I believe. Woot! I didn’t actually lay out the art or anything — just my idea. And hats off to Mangesh and Neely and the other fine folk at MF for actually crediting and compensating creative property; too many people think it’s the work that is worth all the money, but the idea behind a lot of things is just as valuable as the creation.
And I feel like some of the fog of the past few weeks is lifting, and perhaps a creative spell of some sort might be coming on. At the very least, I now feel like it’s not over for good.
Side note: cats have cold noses.
Not entirely sure where this will lead — it’s more a light ahead than any detail in the surroundings — but it feels good to feel the pull of creation again.