Sunday, January 30, 2011


Let me be honest; I'm not perfect and neither is my life. Occasionally I have a bad day, both as a writer and as a regular ol' person. This week I had a rotten week. That agent I talked about? Well I sent her the five pages and she didn't fall in love. It hurt :( It's harder to know someone was at least somewhat interested and they aren't in love with it than someone who just was drawn in at all. Also, we were supposed to meet a dog this weekend to possible "adopt" and the family backed out on us. Grrrrr! Also I didn't work hardly at all on my WIP this past week so I'm mad at myself for that. And hubby is going out of town this next week for work. Just a whole bunch of poopy little things building up.
On the other hand, there has been some awesome news. The friend who wasn't doing well is no longer sedated and is off the ventilator. We went to see him today and while he's not out of the woods, he's alive and awake and I praise God for that.
Hoping for a better week!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I can't wait until I have internet at home again and can blog regularly. But since I'm borrowing internet yet again at my in-laws, I thought I'd write a quickie to say I wrote about 500 words today :) Go me! HOpe you had success today too!!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Ok, so life is a little bit of chaos right now. I got an email from an agent that wasn't a no! Lol, it's not a yes either, but it gives me a little hope, which is much appreciated right now. Here's the deal. I queried said agent and forgot to paste my first five pages into the email. Rather than use that as a reason to just forget about me, agent emailed asking for those first five pages so they could determine if the story might be a good fit for her. So, at least the query peaked her interest enough to ask for 5 pages :) And, if you think otherwise, I'm begging you not to burst my bubble!
Now, as for the title, here's some of the chaos. I received the email yesterday at work on my phone. I replied that I would email the pages when I got off work. Well, I don't have internet at home(remember?) so I went to my parents' house to use their internet. Well, my computer wouldn't pick up the internet and my dad's doesn't have word. So today I got off early at work and went to the library to use their internet. First they don't have WiFi and second they charge a fee to have a library card because I live outside city limits! The worst part is I understand, possibly, why they have to have fees, but it still makes me mad!
Needless to say, I came to my in-laws to do my emailing and decided to blog while I"m at it! :)
The rest of the chaos is mostly about hubby's job changing and our close friend isn't getting better. Life goes on and I take the good with the bad.
I didn't write yesterday, I spent my time plotting out this next chapter and I didn't write today because I didn't get a lunch at work since I got off early. Excuses :( I'm hoping to get it together and write tomorrow.
I also need to clean house :( Ugh, life is busy right now, but I'm happy and I hope you are too. On to life!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Busy Oh My

This week has been something else, let me tell you. A good friend is in ICU and has been for a whole week. The dr.'s expect he'll be there another 2 + weeks. I've prayed to God and I know that if it's His will; he'll be healed a lot sooner than that!
I had Monday off work and spent half of it all by myself. Yes, I took baby to the sitter's and had some pure me time! I got a little over 900 words written that day. Now, I'll admit the scene I wrote has been lightly sketched out and stewing for over 2 months.
I had orientation 2 days at work and took ribs for lunch a different day, so I didn't get a whole lot of writing done. I have finished said scene and been randomly brainstorming the next chapter for some more details to help me along.
I had a great day yesterday after I got off work, spending several hours with just me and hubby and then ending the night with a huge group of friends eating out to celebrate one of their birthdays.
As for today, church, family time, querying out my first manuscript(talk about a time suck!) and more family time planned for this evening.
Hmmmmm..... I don't think there's much else, at least that I can think of for now. I'm going to leave you with my insistence on you keeping on writing and my current word count.
15,071 :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Night

Well me, baby and hubby are at my fam's house, and they have internet! So I'm taking full advantage of it and blogging! I've had a pretty good week at work but missed a lunch of writing because I had a lunch and learn my work required me to go to. I've hit over 13,500 words and the next chapter will be a lot easier *crossed fingers*. I've already written a big part of it before I even started writing the book. It was just one of those scenes I couldn't resist. I also had an epiphany for later on in the book :) I just love it when an idea clicks! I've emailed several agents(I'm not on my own laptop, so I can't tell you the actual numbers, hence the estimate on my word count earlier) and I've snail mailed 3 or 4. I got my first rejection letter in the mail yesterday :( Oh well, I know there's more coming. I'll just keep on trying. Ok, over and out, keep on writing!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hello *echo, echo, echo*

Well, the bad news is that I received two email rejections this past week from agents. :( The good news is my word count is at 12, 247. I've been writing at work on my lunch break still. Just as the words start flowing my lunch break is over. For right now this isn't bothering me. I can't decide if this is a learning experience showing me that I write best in shorter spurts or if this will eventually drive me crazy. I just don't know *shrugs* Ok, must go, lunch(chicken and dumplings) is done! Yay!!!! Keep on writing!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year

All right, it's the new year and I'm still without internet at home :) I have it on my phone, but it's impossible to post that way. *shrugs* I'll just keep on keeping on. Anyway, I accomplished my goal for 2010 which was to finish my first book and get it queried out. My goal for 2011 is to finish my second novel. :) I really believe it's an obtainable goal. I wish you luck on whatever your goals happen to be. As a happy ending to my brief post(thanks to internet at my in-laws) I'll leave you with my current word count: