Monday, January 10, 2011

When Life Takes Over Your Life...

It's been too long since I posted. The barn is also getting low on hay, and we might have some snow coming... I have 100 items in my spam box... I've fallen behind in my Poetry Pact posts... I've gotten zero (0) editing done on AGMG... Um, yeah, life has kinda taken over my life recently. What HAVE I gotten done? I sent out several queries... got several rejections... got one request for a full (!) ... sent the full... ran around frantically sure that it would be rejected instantly and that my life would be over once and for all... ate way too much chocolate, you know, just in case my life DID end, I'd die happy (no rejection yet!) ... Jackrigged my horse's blanket so that it would stay on... and, oh yeah, I did manage to write a little.

I had grandiose plans for writing this weekend, but those were graphically interrupted by the terrible shooting out in Arizona. Beyond the common horror that induced, I have several friends who live in Tucson, including Janni Lee Simner and her husband. No we aren't like BFFs, but after spending all of Sirens laughing and talking and eating dinners together, I got to know both of them enough to know that they're both very special people, people I care very much for. And it hurt to know that Janni was in the midst of all that tragedy, including the media aftermath. As she said on facebook, their community might be large, but it's also small and all of them know each other and this would be a monumental travesty regardless, but to have it be YOUR people, I can't imagine. Needless to say that I spent a great deal of the weekend staring at the little origami horse Janni's husband made for me and hoping that somehow, they could feel that I was thinking about them.

Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of regular posting, but only time will tell if life will grant me that boon...


  1. So sorry to hear about the tragedy! And the poetry pact is supposed to be fun so don't get yourself stressed over it, okay? Well done on the full request! :o)

  2. Sounds like you could use a pause button (as opposed to the "easy" button ;)) Things do get away from us, somehow. Hope everything works out and I've got my fingers crossed for your full!

  3. A,
    You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to real life getting in the way of writing life.

    Don't give up, and definitly eat more chocolate :)

    Christi Corbett