Friday, July 1, 2011

This Week in Writing

Just a note on blog posts from July 4th until September: I am participating in a couple of blog tours, so things are going to get screwy around here. I will try to post my regular blogs when I can, but it probably won't happen often. The reading should continue to be fun and interesting, so I hope you enjoy!

I finished chapter 7 of the sequel. Things are moving right along, and I actually have some motivation to write. I love it when things come together!

I'm still waiting to hear from the Code Z anthology. I sent an inquiry email the other day, and it sounds like the editor is still making decisions. I will let you know when I hear.

I expect to hear back from Scarecrow Press sometime this month. The editor originally thought he'd have edits to me by the end of June, but I thought he was being overly optimistic. I do believe I'll have something probably by the end of this month. It all depends on how busy he is. I'm both excited and nervous to get them back.

I'm going to keep plugging away on my fiction until those edits come back. I'm sure I can knock out a good chunk of the story before I'm pulled away!

Earlier this week, the family took a bike ride. When we got back, the 4 year old wanted to take a shower (it's his new thing), and the 2 year old wanted a cookie. The kids already had one, so I told him no. I got busy helping the 4 year old get into the shower, and when I turned around, the 2 year old was smiling at me with a cookie in his hand. My first thought was that my spouse let him have it.

"Where did you get that?" I asked.

He tried to hand it to me, but I told him it was all right. (I was working on the assumption that his other parent gave it to him.)

I asked my spouse, "Why did you give him a cookie? He already had one."

"I didn't give him a cookie. I've been in the bathroom this whole time," was the reply.

Turns out, the 2 year old got it himself. He pushed the chair over to the counter, climbed up, and opened the bag. He then folded the bag back up and closed the cupboard. Crafty little bugger.

Moral of the story: if you want something bad enough, don't let anyone stand in your way. Even if you have to get it yourself, it will be just as sweet.

Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!

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