I’ll Go Down Swinging

Did I bite off more than I can chew?  Holiday festivities, Black Friday sales, 10,000 more words by Saturday night and a submissions contest?  Maaaaaaybe.  But maybe not.  Know this about me: if I go down, I’ll go down swinging.

Suffering on the writing front.  Switching from the novella to something different really threw a wrench in the works and ground down the gears of my brain.  I’m tasting metal shavings and smoke, but I’ll muddle through it.  Two rejections yesterday, zero successes, a wearing day and I seriously had my heart broken, but hey, that’s how it goes.  I expect it, it’s the holidays.

But something exciting came about!  I told my friend what I wanted in a laptop and he built me one according to my specifications, and then emailed it to me, for he is much savvier than I.  Last night I built my own according to what he suggested, and the sucker was $265 dollars off, PLUS free shipping!  She’s red and beautiful, and will be in my hands by Christmas.  Right now I’m thinking of naming her Cherry, but we’ll see what she’s like when she comes.  Suggestions, anyone?  Just think!  A laptop with all of the keys!  I’m overwhelmed, I feel faint.

Pieces Out: 35

Goal: 42 That’ll be ten submissions, thereby beating Iseult

0 Comments on “I’ll Go Down Swinging”

  1. Sorry to hear about the rejections Mercedes, they always hurt. Your laptop sounds lovely though. I’m expecting a new one around Christmas time too (have a broken laptop of my own) so that will be cool.

    As to the contest – think you’ll beat me, huh? 5 subs down, 5 to go. How about you? 🙂

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