Yesterday I went to my second tutorial at the APPLE store. This time I remembered to bring my silver card that would give me access to the great one-to-one portal. Wow, insert card and voila, a whole new world is opened!
Big MAC April 29, 2009
Will I Ever Finish Chapter Two-Scene Two? April 28, 2009
I’m bogged down. Stuck in mud. Wanting to move forward, but catching my feet and tripping. When I think I have a solution, I go to write, and it drops away–it doesn’t work. And this is the second chapter. I need it to read well. I want my first three chapters to be GOLDEN. I need them to go to Ellora’s Cave. I have sworn off all contests until I finish the revision AGAIN and I keep finding more stuff to fix. Argh.
A Weekend Break April 26, 2009
I am still on medication, but I am definitely on the mend. I can’t wait to get the test results back so I know what I am dealing with and we can fix it! Friday night I went shopping with my daughter and then home to cookout. Just as we were wrapping up a late night grill session and getting ready to sit down, the doorbell rang. My crazy, ineffectual neighbor showed up with her 10 yr. daughter — locked out. The whole scenario was weird. I think if we hadn’t pushed for her to call her husband to see if he was home with the other two children, she’d have stayed the night. We finally convinced her to go check if he was home after three unanswered calls. We told her to leave her daughter with us until she got home and knew if she could get in. We got a call a few minutes later, yeah, he was home. So my daughter walked her’s home and we finally ate our meal at 8:30PM!
Woohoo–Kiss Scene Attacked April 25, 2009
Well I’ve been tackling a myriad of issues with the story this past week–a little in the AM and a little in the PM. AM I work on the MS and PM the query and/or synopsis. Given my health and all the doctor visits, I feel pretty pleased about my progress.
Wow! My Query is Shaping Up April 24, 2009
I have learned something very new about myself when it comes to query letter writing. A little bit a day makes the pain go away. That and an amazing set of CPs!!! I have been plunking down stuff for a week now, editing, revising, adding, subtracting, and generally mulling. I learned that queries, if mulled in the shower, also reveal themselves to me in moments of brilliance in the shower.
The Dreaded Synopsis *gulp & gasp* April 22, 2009
The morning stunk. Period. 2 hours at the doctor, blood work drawn, unreasonable weight gain in a month (argh and double argh), and general distraction of follow up phone calls about all the above. Bottom line: I am being tested for everything that can cause my immune system to drop lower than the deepest well and cause me to bloat up like a beached whale. Seriously, I think the only thing I wasn’t tested for was ingrown toe nails. Sheesh.
Just When I Thought I was Home Free April 21, 2009
I got sidelined again by the dreaded bacteria in my system. Apparently, hot flashes aren’t accompanied by fevers of 100 degrees. Darn it! Called the doctor and had to go in for a rosephin antibiotic shot to battle the peptostreptococcus magnus bacteria refusing to leave my system. Argh!! That meant going and getting squeezed in where they could fit me and pretty much ate up an hour and a half of my time. Blah. But the nurse was kind and the shot didn’t hurt as bad as the last time I had it.