As far as New Year’s Resolutions go, I haven’t started yet. I haven’t posted on LJ, or exercised, and I’m sure I didn’t put ‘eat more chocolate’ on my list, but that’s exactly what I’ve done.
However, I am going blind each day, and my butt is numb from my nights, hunched over this here machine. I cherish the time after work, when the house is empty, and the nights, after the kids get to bed and hubby falls asleep in front of the TV.
I’ve found new ways to fix my story, before I send out more queries. I’m now into the 70,000 range for word count! This is very exciting–my first draft was over 110,000 words.
My daughter just experienced her first creative rejection–she auditioned for a musical at a community theatre, but didn’t get a part. She sang part of a song from Mamma Mia the Musical, read from a script, and had to play/banter with the director. All in front of about 30 people, and judges sitting at a table “American Idol” style. I was so in awe of her. She performed really well. I could never, ever, in a zillion years do anything like that, and I felt so proud of her, it made me cry 😦
Feeling that rejection with her stung more than any of the agent rejections I’ve recieved.
She got over it quick. Tears for five minutes, and the off to play the Wii.
She’s 9. 🙂
Thanks! Hard to have your kids rejected, but they really need to start experiencing it sometime-it is life!
Oh, good luck to him! I was so nervous for her, I thought I might puke. I hoped they wouldn’t allow parents in, but now I am glad I watched.
Thanks! She said “I’ll never do it again!”
Hopefully, she’ll keep trying, and I’ll keep letting her know when I get rejected so she knows you have to keep trying 🙂
I get really excited about cutting words-I think I’m compensating for the pounds I cannot cut off my body!
So sorry about the audition for your daughter. Unfortunately it’s a lesson that has to be learned… but so happy that she got over it quickly. Kudos to your writing as well. Keep it up!!!
Good for your daughter 🙂 My son is auditioning for a musical this week, as well…I don’t know if he’ll do so well with rejection, though.
Aww, sounds like your daughter has a good head on her shoulders. 🙂 And I’m sure next time she’ll be chosen!
Congrats on getting to 70K!
I’m so sorry for your daughter!
And–woohoo on the 70k! I’m a writer like you. My daily goal is always how many words I can cut, not write–I need one of those reverse word counters. 🙂