March 31, 2009

Crazed and Confused

I'm so out of my normal routine right now that I have no idea what to do.

I seem to be doing rather well in the Amazon contest.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UG3AGO

The reviews posted aren't from all of my friends. Honest!! I'm a Nixon, but I don't lie...often. Some reviews are actually from people I don't know!

At this point, I'm not sure if this will help me or not in my search for an agent or publisher. (What do you think?) But it's super awesome to hear that people I didn't beg for a review liked the first chapter.

I still have a few queries out there in cyberland. I've yet to re-email any of them...because I have no idea what to do. I'll figure that out later, I guess, when I decide to get back in touch with the agents/editors. I'm trying to give them time and space. Smart huh? I know how busy everyone is with the deluge of new queries this year.

I think my brain is telling me to wait until the next round of the contest (April 15)before I do anything. If I do make it to the top 100...well, I'll probably squeal like a little girl, then I'll be even more confused as to what I should do. Bleh.

Editing and writing have hit the back burner these last two weeks. In all honesty, I miss it, but the break is refreshing and much needed. I'm no longer sitting at the computer for 12 hours a day (between work and home of course!)

Besides, I still don't have a good enough idea to run with yet.

My next big confusion is Tiva. I seriously have no clue what to do. I know I'm going to edit both books before anything else--because I've spotted some errors...and I've learned a few new rules in the last two years that I want to put into practice on the books. I hope by the time I make a decision, my original publisher will be ready to go and publish the books. With the economy the way it is and all the drama in the publishing world, I'm not sure if it'll happen, but that's still my first choice.

I do have a new query letter ready, but haven't submitted anywhere. I think it needs a bit more work...need to find someone to read it over once again.

That's all I have on the writing front. Personal life ahead, proceed with caution... :-)

I had a great weekend. Went down to AC area to visit Ex-Roomie. I brought my new friend with me so they could meet. They hit it off, of course, because most of the people I hang out with like many of the same things. We went to dinner then played some pool. I got housed. The following day we went to Atlantic City, walked the boardwalk, went to lunch, and froze our asses off in the wet, nasty weather. But it was still fun!

Sunday was "Jenn must catch up on her TV shows" day. My list is getting shorter as my time is spread thinly these days...but half of the shows I watch will be over for summer break soon anyway. Yes, I know I watch too much...but not really:

Monday:
Gossip Girl
24
Heroes

Tuesday:
American Idol
Mentalist
Fringe (when it comes back)
Biggest Loser (super fast DVR version or recap from website)

Wednesday:
LOST
Criminal Minds
American Idol
ALL ON THE SAME TIME! GRRRR

Thursday:
Smallville
Supernatural
Survivor
CSI
Wow, lots of S's that day. I already gave up watching 11th hour (no time) May have to give up CSI too. It's on all over the place in reruns now, wouldn't kill me.

Friday:
Terminator
Gave up the Dollhouse already. Didn't care THAT much to keep watching. Eh.

And yes, seriously, I kid you not...NO TV SHOWS on Saturday!

Sunday:
Simpsons
Family Guy
American Dad

I won't even list all the shows I've stopped watching, that would make me look like a total loser couch potato. ugh.

15-16 hours of TV--it's probably half what I used to watch when I lived by myself and didn't go out much. Ah, depression, how I really don't miss you!

Sad truth though, I like writing when I'm depressed, it gives me an escape. Helps me worry about someone else's problems instead of my own.

I don't have any issues right now. I'm still losing weight. I'm spending time with a great guy. I have my friends and my family. Job is awesome. I'm alive. Can't complain, and actually, I don't want to.

The weather is beautiful today. Things are looking up...hope spring brings you all the positive energy you need too!
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