Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's new with me?

Well, to start, I promised to keep to a writing schedule, and I very nearly broke the promise on the very first week. To be honest, I really wanted to go to bed right now. Tomorrow I have 5 LONG meetings in a row. And today, I had to do a lot of paperwork to prepare for those meetings. Add a sick kiddo to that mix, and that pretty much describes my week. TERRIBLE! But I strive to be a gal who keeps her word, so here I am telling you about what's new with me.

So what is up?

Firstly, I am still on the hunt for an agent. So this weekend-barring meetings and childhood illnesses-I will start to sub my two rhyming picture book manuscripts to various agents. Originally, I had submitted the stories to one agent, exclusively. My call, not hers. But unforunately, the time for that exclusivity has run out, and I haven't had an offer yet. So honestly, I'm a little bummed.

And then there's the other terrible thing this week, the diet. Or as I like to call it so I don't feel completely crazy, healthy eating. For some reason, that makes it feel more acceptable to me to call it that. Because when I think of diets, I think of the crazy fads: turnips, only yogurt, no carbs, only proteins, etc. But in the end, healthy eating feels the same to me. I'm still depriving myself of the things I truly want to eat: Mike and Ikes, Swedish fish, bread, non diet soda, and pasta. ( Yes. I am an adult. I promise.) And I've been exchanging them for Yogurt. Bluck! And Lean Cuisines. Double Bluck! And just for fun, I've thrown in some Zumba dancing, just in case the diet doesn't torture me enough.

But there is a silver lining to this long and strenuous week, people.....The Vampire Diaries. After several weeks of no new episodes, Elana's vampire birth mother will be sailing in to town tomorrow night.

I know, right? Awesome.

And after that, it'll be the weekend. And we all know what happens on the weekend, dont we?.....Writing.

So even though this week has been long and I really didn't want to keep up the writing schedule, I think I can muddle through. Because in the end, I get to relax on the weekend, write, and rewatch The Vampire Diaries. Not to mention, I can splurge on those days. So Mama's got a date with Mike and Ike this weekend, peeps. Or perhaps it'll be Ben and Jerry. Either way it's double the pleasure, double the fun. And Mr. Stanford isn't the least bit jealous.


  1. I'm interested in this fascination with vampires, though I'm just old enough to remember the re-runs of the film versions when I was young. Why has it popped up again? Is there any similarities in historical events during each period?

  2. So glad you decided to keep going. Right when you were having a hard time I discovered Kiersten lamb's blog and haven't looked back. She has loads of posts about keeping your posts short and sweet. Check her out:

    Enjoy the vampires!

  3. Carole, I'm not sure if it's the vampires that appeal to me, or the love stories behind them. It's probably a combination. I mean I love the love story part, but the never aging, mind reading, strong, rich male aspect is pretty cool. I think these stories appeal to women such as myself because they provide something that I can not exeprience first hand, glamor. I mean, right now I am recuperating from a week of long meetings and sick kiddos. Then, I whip a book and I am transported into a world of no vomit and sparkle. Cool, huh?

    I'll check it out. Sounds like a good post. I need all the help I can get.