Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So Random

Yes, I copied that title from the Disney Channel. I don't care. I like it.
If we make it to tomorrow (Feb. 1st) we will have officially survived January. Why is that important? Because, for me at least, January is a monotonous, tedious, downright boring month. And I always celebrate when it is over.

Tomorrow also marks 8 weeks since I submitted Indigo, my totally fabulous YA paranormal manuscript, to my dream publisher. According to their submission guidelines, 8 weeks is their typical turnaround on manuscripts. According to my past experience with them, 8 weeks is the longest I've waited for a rejection. This could be good. Or it could simply mean they are backlogged and taking extra time in the review process. Only time will tell.

I know I've totally failed my resolution to blog weekly. Blame it on that fact that I'm a glutton for punishment. I'm trying with all my creative strength to finish Shadow Waters, the next book in The Sprightling Diaries series. Originally, I was supposed to push through it by the end of November. When that failed, I set January as a target.  Nope, didn't happen. So, the end of February it is. It will get done. It. Will. Get. Done.

On top of that, I decided to sign up for a Personal Trainer course. Why? I've always wanted to be a fitness instructor. And, why not? I have a dream of starting a fitness blog. (Actually, I've already started the blog but haven't done anything with it yet.) Stay tuned for that one.

Books on my bedside table this month:
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
ACT Personal Trainer Certification (No one really cares who wrote that book. I just need to get it read.)

So, now go find a book and get your read on, get out and get some sun on your skin--even if it does mean freezing your hiney off, and remember to join me on Facebook and at SprightlingDiaries.com (as if you need another reminder).


Sue said...

Crossing my fingers for Indigo!


Erin said...

Hey, I wanted to let you know I purchased The Sprightling Diaries for my kindle app on my iPad. (I haven't had a chance to read it yet, besides the chapters I read before, but I'm very excited to!)

Emmy said...

Hi friend!! Saw you comment on Em's blog and gasped- I miss you!

So this post is old- any word on the book?? If they are smart they published it.