A Change Of Signs
May 17, 2011
Before you get too used to arrivals in your Inbox on Tuesday mornings with the subject line beginning with “Ex-Joy Project:….” Or “That Ex-Joy Thing: ….” etc., I want to finally put this matter to rest, and with your help.
Ever since untethering myself from the “Joy Project” title several weeks ago, I’ve been freed up to be my full-spectrum self. Before this, I always felt I had to justify my writing by tying it to some lesson about joyful living. And I’ve been flattered and gratified that you seem to want to hear what I have to say even without the promise (often unfulfilled) of learning something about how to lead a more joyful life.
So now you can, if you like, have a say in re-naming this blog once and for all. Yes I know I’ve asked for feedback before, but this time I’m committed to deciding, so next week I’ll return with both a full post, and a new title.
Of the names that follow, you’ll notice that some refer to the night. Most of you don’t know that the reason you’re receiving weekly email blasts from me stamped with times like “5:37 am” or “6:26 am” is because I’ve spent the entire night at the keyboard. Although tonight I’m finishing early, I generally come home from the city and a day’s work; eat dinner at about 10 or 11, and then sit down to write. When I’m done I then sleep till about noon or so. That’s just the way it’s evolved, and I do my best work after that time you’re not supposed to feed Gremlins.
So please sift through these 14 titles, and let me know which you like the most…and least!
Thanks for your help, and here they are!
The Fertile Void
From Here On Out
Waking At Midnight
Are We There Yet?
Out of My Own Way
Taking My Time
Tuesdays With Charley
The Charley Project
Soundtrack Of My Life
While You Were Sleeping