That’s been me of late, kind of like that.
Hey guys, long time no post. Just thought I’d stop in, see how everybody’s doing. Good, I hope.
Been kind of upended of late. I heard back from that agency in London, did I mention that? Gave them 30+ days and heard zip, so I bit the bullet and sent a brief email, gently inquiring as to what the hell was going on.
No I didn’t. I was the consummate professional. Still got my ass kicked though. A nice, brief no thank you, we read your story with interest but decided it didn’t fit our list.
So, back to Square One, as they say. I’ve been querying. Proud of myself for doing it, not allowing myself to burn too long from the sting. These things happen. Although, to be totally honest, I have–for the last week or so–been stuck in a kind of a funk. Yesterday was the culmination: I woke unhappy, and it went downhill from there. I felt like yelling and/or crying, didn’t matter which, so I drove to my nature trail which is usually a spiritual balm for me, but it did nada for my piss-poor constitution. What finally helped was getting a decent night’s sleep, which is a crap shoot on my best day.
Today, I feel tuckered out but relatively happy. That’s always a good thing. I’m industrious, too. I just finished taking down all the little farm animal figurines and such from this wooden shelf thing my dad made for my brother back in the late ’50’s. My brother made dinosaur dioramas: sand and plastic dinosaurs, plastic palm trees and trolls and stuff. They’re gone, taken over by little ceramic and glass pigs, cows, lambs and roosters. I washed every pig, cow, lamb and rooster, and they’re drying on the counter as we speak. in my kitchen, right above the table there, in between two windows, one of which is open right now to let in that lovely spring breeze. Getting up to 70 today, very nice outside. Mr. kk took off golfing for the first time this year and I’m going to have a nice chicken dinner waiting for him when he gets home.
We’re going on a trip, did I mention that? Heading down TX way. We’ve been taking other people with us on trips, my mom and mr kk’s mom, our sisters, friends. I swear, I can’t remember the last time he and I went on our own, beholdin’ to nobody. We’re looking forward to it, tell you that. I keep looking at the long-range forecasts for places along our route, it’s early yet and subject to change but right now, I’m seeing some 80 and 90-degree days. I went through my closet already looking for shorts, can you believe it? In April????!! It’s going to be great, I think.
So. Querying. And I committed to the NaNoWriMo Writing Camp thingie for this month. I know, can you believe it? So I pulled up DIARY OF A SOULLESS BOY and I’ve been working on that. Not easy though, my mind’s been kind of scattered. Still, I’ve managed to write a thousand words or so and the month isn’t over. Yet.
As for CHERRY, I am waiting for one more trusted beta to read it and give me the green light. Whilst waiting, I actually messed with the ending. Again. Almost there. I’m feeling really antsy about it because I promised the revised version to two editors back in November. I have to get that thing out. And although both may say no, may decide it doesn’t fit their list or whatever, I have faith in CHERRY and ALBERT both, I do. Maybe I didn’t last week but I do today, and that is going to move me forward, dang it. To query more, get the word out because, as I’ve said numerous times ad nauseam, if I don’t do it, it ain’t getting done.
That’s about it from this neck of the woods. I just wanted to touch base, say hi, tell y’all (note that TX drawl, I’m working it 🙂 ) that kk is still alive and kicking, and doing okay. As of today, anyway.
I hope you guys are, too. ❤