Good news/bad news

Good news: The writing is flowing well. So well that I don’t want to talk about it for fear I’ll jinx the story.

Bad news: That stupid bird squawked outside my window again last night, from 1am-4am. It has to be a mockingbird – it had an incredible range of songs and didn’t ever appear to repeat itself. But why the hell is a mockingbird awake at 1am? Do I live next to the only hard-partying mockingbird in North America? Doesn’t it have a job or school to go to during the day?

I used to love birds.

36 Replies to “Good news/bad news”

      1. I WISH my bird would start at 4 am!! But nooooo-oooo. Mr. PartyHardy Featherbrain has to strut his stuff hours before everyone else.

        *drinks coffee*
        *props opens eyes with toothpicks*

  1. I’m with you! This morning, several birds sang a cheery melody outside our bedroom window – at 4 AM!!!! ARGHHHH!

    This reminds me – when I was in 8th grade or so, a mockingbird or something like it kept me up most of the night. Finally, I was so angry (and I am a bird lover) i crawled out of bed, went out the front door and searched for a rock. Yes, i was going to throw a rock into the tree with the singing bird. My dad heard me open the front door (of course) and came out and said “What are you doing out there?” I said, “Looking for a rock.” He gave me a look and said “Get back to bed.” Stupid bird. 😉

  2. I’m with you! This morning, several birds sang a cheery melody outside our bedroom window – at 4 AM!!!! ARGHHHH!

    This reminds me – when I was in 8th grade or so, a mockingbird or something like it kept me up most of the night. Finally, I was so angry (and I am a bird lover) i crawled out of bed, went out the front door and searched for a rock. Yes, i was going to throw a rock into the tree with the singing bird. My dad heard me open the front door (of course) and came out and said “What are you doing out there?” I said, “Looking for a rock.” He gave me a look and said “Get back to bed.” Stupid bird. 😉

  3. I’m with you! This morning, several birds sang a cheery melody outside our bedroom window – at 4 AM!!!! ARGHHHH!

    This reminds me – when I was in 8th grade or so, a mockingbird or something like it kept me up most of the night. Finally, I was so angry (and I am a bird lover) i crawled out of bed, went out the front door and searched for a rock. Yes, i was going to throw a rock into the tree with the singing bird. My dad heard me open the front door (of course) and came out and said “What are you doing out there?” I said, “Looking for a rock.” He gave me a look and said “Get back to bed.” Stupid bird. 😉

  4. You Are Listening…

    Sounds like you’re listening, but what is it trying to say? I don’t know, seems sort of uncanny that in tandem with being on a writing groove you have this bird who is interrupting your sleep. Maybe there’s a place for it in your book?

  5. You Are Listening…

    Sounds like you’re listening, but what is it trying to say? I don’t know, seems sort of uncanny that in tandem with being on a writing groove you have this bird who is interrupting your sleep. Maybe there’s a place for it in your book?

  6. You Are Listening…

    Sounds like you’re listening, but what is it trying to say? I don’t know, seems sort of uncanny that in tandem with being on a writing groove you have this bird who is interrupting your sleep. Maybe there’s a place for it in your book?

  7. Hi Laurie. I know you probably get tons of notes, but I won’t take up much of your time (promise!). First of all, I’m a big fan, and doing what I can to spread the word about your books. I work in the children’s department of a bookstore and am always recommending your books to teens. I have been following the info on IMDB.com about the movie version of Speak, but I am having a lot of trouble getting specific info. Are there dates yet for when it will be shown on Showtime (that’s the one, right?) or when it’ll be out on DVD? Thanks so much for your time!
    -Kellie

  8. Hi Laurie. I know you probably get tons of notes, but I won’t take up much of your time (promise!). First of all, I’m a big fan, and doing what I can to spread the word about your books. I work in the children’s department of a bookstore and am always recommending your books to teens. I have been following the info on IMDB.com about the movie version of Speak, but I am having a lot of trouble getting specific info. Are there dates yet for when it will be shown on Showtime (that’s the one, right?) or when it’ll be out on DVD? Thanks so much for your time!
    -Kellie

    1. Showtime is saying they’ll air it in October, with a DVD release after that. Have not been able to find out how soon after that, sadly.

      Thanks so much for all your support. I really appreciate it!

  9. Hi Laurie. I know you probably get tons of notes, but I won’t take up much of your time (promise!). First of all, I’m a big fan, and doing what I can to spread the word about your books. I work in the children’s department of a bookstore and am always recommending your books to teens. I have been following the info on IMDB.com about the movie version of Speak, but I am having a lot of trouble getting specific info. Are there dates yet for when it will be shown on Showtime (that’s the one, right?) or when it’ll be out on DVD? Thanks so much for your time!
    -Kellie

  10. I WISH my bird would start at 4 am!! But nooooo-oooo. Mr. PartyHardy Featherbrain has to strut his stuff hours before everyone else.

    *drinks coffee*
    *props opens eyes with toothpicks*

  11. I WISH my bird would start at 4 am!! But nooooo-oooo. Mr. PartyHardy Featherbrain has to strut his stuff hours before everyone else.

    *drinks coffee*
    *props opens eyes with toothpicks*

  12. Showtime is saying they’ll air it in October, with a DVD release after that. Have not been able to find out how soon after that, sadly.

    Thanks so much for all your support. I really appreciate it!

  13. Showtime is saying they’ll air it in October, with a DVD release after that. Have not been able to find out how soon after that, sadly.

    Thanks so much for all your support. I really appreciate it!

      1. Speaking of courting birds, I found a robin’s nest by my back deck! Pretty blue eggs. I need to look up robin bird calls to see if they are the culprits keeping me awake in the wee hours.

      2. Agreed. I tried to breathe and be mindful of the situation, but it is challenging. Their music is so beautiful and varied but… so are my wonderful dreams–which I can’t get to unless I’m deep asleep!

        🙂 Best wishes!

  14. Speaking of courting birds, I found a robin’s nest by my back deck! Pretty blue eggs. I need to look up robin bird calls to see if they are the culprits keeping me awake in the wee hours.

  15. Speaking of courting birds, I found a robin’s nest by my back deck! Pretty blue eggs. I need to look up robin bird calls to see if they are the culprits keeping me awake in the wee hours.

  16. Agreed. I tried to breathe and be mindful of the situation, but it is challenging. Their music is so beautiful and varied but… so are my wonderful dreams–which I can’t get to unless I’m deep asleep!

    🙂 Best wishes!

  17. Agreed. I tried to breathe and be mindful of the situation, but it is challenging. Their music is so beautiful and varied but… so are my wonderful dreams–which I can’t get to unless I’m deep asleep!

    🙂 Best wishes!

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