Kicked back, put my feet up on the new desk, and thought, “Ahhhhhhhh.” Ah, things are going well. Ah, I’m taking a second to breathe. Ah, being a writer and watching an idea come to fruition is one of the best things in the world. You know what I love? I love when somebody gets all up in my grill and says, “Reed wouldn’t do that!” or “Tell Soleil to pull herself together and get a move on!” The idea that somebody is vested enough to actually get angry over a character…that’s pretty sweet.
Revisions are complete. It’s like swimming under the water for a long period of time and then suddenly coming up for air. I feel rejuvinated and ready to tackle more projects. It’s time to work on my submissions count. Boy howdy, but I miss seeing my name in print. 😉
Happy holidays, everybody.
Pieces out: 13
I miss seeing your name in print too. lol! I’m so excited that your revisions are done. Have I mentioned I love the snow when I come to your blog? It just makes me happy. 🙂
I think that 13 pieces out is still a great count. I’m amazed that you’re still productive at this time of the year. I get so BLAH and complacent.
Forty?? My hands would fall off!
Enjoy your holidays!
I’ll make sure not to get all up in your grill! 😉
I’m pullin’ for you, good lady. Let’s see your name in print a few more times in 2010. 🙂
Merry Christmas and all that. See you on the flip side!
Nisa- I know, right? But tomorrow I get to see real snow! I’ll send pictures from home, and maybe even hit the DK. Why on earth did we call it the DK and not the DC, anyway? Were we being terribly trendy?
Alan-I assure you that those are pieces sent a long time. They’re in limbo. I think I submitted one thing this month.
Natalie-Sure, but that includes Twit Fic and shorter things, as well. Your stories tend to be much longer than mine. I’m slightly jealous.
Aaron-Thanks! You too! I plan to eat treats and go sledding and show my kids how to build a snowman. I was going to ride my dad’s motorcycle, but not in the blizzardy weather that they’re having. Bummer.
Mary-Ah, what’s a little trash talk between friends? Sometimes arguing just rocks. Sometimes it sucks.
Simon-Merry Christmas. Let’s all enjoy ourselves, yeah? Then we can hit the ground running in January.
I remember that feeling . . . been too long . . . need to rediscover it.
Congrats, and Happy Holidays!
I think that new desk of yours is going to prove lucky for you. Have a fabulous holiday, Mercedes.
Glad you liked my book. Must sit down and read it again myself sometime.
typical author, can’t even spell my own name right!
Congrats on completing your revisions. How wonderful it is to take that deep breath when a piece is completed. Relax and enjoy the holidays…and good luck with your submission count when you’re ready to hit the drawing board again.
Best wishes for the new year!