Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov. 1

We had a great turnout of kids this year~ close to 100. We gave away 5 bags f candy totally 80-95 pieces each. I like to give at least two pieces. Some of the kids had more candy in their bags than we had in the house. Crazy! Sugar is not cheap in today's market, but, with a down economy, it is fun to give little costumed children a couple of pieces of candy each and feel as though you have a million bucks. :D

This month many writer friends are attempting NaNo~ a race to see if you can write 50,000 words in 30 days. I've never done the contest, but I have written that much in two weeks when an editor surprised me and asked for a full. So, I know what it's like and I'm cheering you all on.

I was surprised to get a rejection letter in the mail on Saturday. No, there were no sad feelings. I had sent in this query and partial in July 2007--yes, 2007-- and so had long ago written it off as a rejection. It was a well written rejection-not a form rejection. She really liked the chapters and my writing, but her list was full. (Funny but she was desperate for this type of story 3 years ago...) Such is the fickle finger of fate in the publishing world. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. If she had bought that book, I would not be writing what I'm writing today. I may have not gone for my MA. So, there you have it. Life in all it's wonderful interesting curves.
How was your weekend?


  1. Oh my. Do they really respond to submissions that are over three years old? I wonder how much I have out there, still waiting for someone to read it.

  2. It's crazy, right? The letter didn't even mention the length of time she had it. So, who knows. Perhaps a surprise waits for you, Linda. :)