Thursday, November 3, 2011

Some things I've learned in the last few months...

 - I can write/rewrite a book with a baby climbing all over me

 - I can write/rewrite a book with a baby climbing all over me while being a total sleep deprived zombie

 - Replacing every meal with a double tall iced latte is a great way to lose five pounds fast

 - The world didn't actually end the first day I had to drop my son off at kindergarten, even though I was absolutely positive it would.

 - Sometimes, someone you thought you could count on just doesn't come through.  And that's okay. (...sort of)

 - Sometimes, someone you thought you could count on does come through, and it is so very full of awesome.

 - I still can't read while I'm on the treadmill.  My brain is just not advanced enough.

 - I can eat cider mill donuts until I throw up

 - I cannot stop watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  I can't.  I've tried.  It's just not happening.

 - Sometimes I feel proud that I've written three books and, though I have yet to be picked up by an agent, I have a handful who love my writing and are waiting for me to hit the right story.

 - Sometimes I feel utterly pathetic that I've written three books and have yet to land an agent and I get so frustrated and fed up that I want to throw my computer in the garbage, grow a beard and join some traveling freak show. 

 - When the aforementioned frustration sets in and I swear I will never, ever, ever, ever write anything ever again, I still wake up the next morning with the little bug in my brain spinning away at another idea for a book.  

 - My daughter - aka She Who Refuses to Sleep Like a Normal Human - will, in fact, eat the dirt out of my potted bay laurel tree when I'm not looking.

 - Having a dance-off with zombies to Bad Romance by Lady Gaga is a really good way to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

 - Charles Dickens is still my favorite writer.  

 - As much as I want to, I still can't watch Ghost Hunters without hiding in my husband's armpit.  

How about you?  Learned anything new in the last few months? 


Creepy Query Girl said...

I totally get you with the three books and no agent. I'm on my fifth. And I've tried watching Ghost Hunters by myself. It wasn't happening.

Vivi said...

I know, that show is so intriguing, and I get sucked in by all the techy/geeky stuff. But I'm such a wuss...if I even catch a tiny part of it I'm wrecked for weeks!

Heather Kelly said...

Ah, I identified with SO MUCH here. I'm on my fourth book. But I have yet to query. I am getting close to knowing that I am ready. :)

I dropped my 3rd and final child off to kindergarten this year. The world didn't end, in fact it got a lot more doable. :)

Thanks so much for the sweet comment at my blog!

Vivi said...

Hi, Heather!! Thanks for stopping by. It's so great to know there are other writers out there who are going through/have gone through the same things as I. I know it's all part of the journey...but it can really be stinky sometimes! :)