Cranky Life

Happy Thursday! And Late Easter or Passover or whatever other holidays were celebrated this past week!

Had a pretty productive weekend. My man took off on Sunday to do what he likes to do which allowed me most of a day to write. I should have tracked where I started and where I ended, but I added two chapters to the scifi/fantasy novel and wrote a 600 word literary piece for a contest. So, yes, I would say Sunday was pretty productive.

The good news is with, I’m hoping, another month or less of editing, proofing and correcting, I should have the first three chapters ready for some beta reading. If anyone is interested, please email me through the link below. I’ll send you a pdf copy to peruse and let me know what you think. Even if you think it’s complete crap, please tell me, just be prepared to tell me why it’s crap. 

I have a couple other projects I still want to give a try to. One is a script for a radio play. Unfortunately, I’m still kicking around what would make a good story idea. I thought about a couple of personal stories, times when I felt very hopeful about the future since that is supposed to be the theme of the story. Then, something happened at work and left me feeling everything but hopeful. It’s funny how the one person with the least information and the worst communication skills is the bucket mouth that “knows everything.” The good news is, I still have a job for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, I’m busting butt trying to get “Terrania” written and edited as best I can, and I’m working on finding a publishing company to pitch it to. After that, I don’t know what will happen. Feels a little like hoping to win the lottery except that with seeking traditional publication I can do something to improve my odds of winning versus sitting back and waiting for some computer to randomly draw numbers.

Maintaining optimism is not a strength of mine. I consider myself a realist by default and frankly, I get annoyed by those bright, overly optimistic personalities, especially before the second cup of coffee in the day. It’s not as though I approach every day as an unfolding, disastrous misery. I just prefer to let it unfold as it choses and deal with what comes. That way I’m not disappointed by the end, and I can be impressed with myself for what I accomplish. Trust is also something I’m not long on, and that extends to situations as certainly as it does people. Life’s a cranky bitch waiting to bite you as soon as you feel too comfortable with her. Someday, Life will learn I bite back just as hard.

Once again, anybody interested in reading some chapters and reviewing them, please email me or send a private message through Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for reading, and I wish you all good fortune and sanity in whatever situation you find yourself in! Hang in there!

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