Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Catching Up

Much as I enjoy getting away, the reality of coming home can be overwhelming. I spent the last week working on one logo, two newsletters, and three ads for clients. The laundry didn't clean itself and the dishes seem to multiply if I leave them on the counter.

Oh, and then there's that manuscript that I finally sent off yesterday.

Am I the only one full of angst at the last minute about sending those pages to agents and editors?

My son had a book review published in the newsletter for The Book Loft, our local independent book store, so he was pretty stoked. (And did you catch my post about The Book Loft over on the Shrinking Violets website?) He also has a poem coming out this summer in a national anthology. The last few days he has been plotting out a graphic novel he wants to create, and he and his sister have been making books and planning to have a book sale. I keep telling him that at the rate he's going, he'll have books on the shelf at Border's (and the Book Loft) long before I do...

Today I felt like I caught up. To celebrate, I played hooky with my husband. We went out to lunch, did a little shopping while the kids were in school.

And now I'm back to working on my work in progress. Well, tomorrow. After I finish reading "The Last Olympian." I *heart* Rick Riordan.


PJ Hoover said...

Hope you're enjoying the RR book! I'll buy it soon!

Kelly H-Y said...

I am nearly paralyzed to the point of not being able to send out the manuscript, so I completely understand! I start second-guessing myself ... is this the right place to send it, the right time, is it ready ... and on and on!
Your son is on fire! That is so awesome!!!! Congrats to both of you on all your accomplishments!

lisa and laura said...

Laundry is the bane of my existence.

Welcome home and congrats on sending out your pages!

Amazing that you have such a talented son. He must be destined for big things, just like his mom!

Yat-Yee said...

Sending out stuff is a horrible / exhilarating process. Can't wait for the good news.

Apples falling from trees, what?

C.R. Evers said...

uggghhh! playing catch up is the worst!

good luck!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

From what I've read on most writer's blogs, everybody freaks out when they send out a manuscript or a partial. It's natural.

Congrats on your progress!

Jen Robinson said...

I know what you mean. I love being home, but the first day or two after a trip are always overwhelming.

That's very cool about your son's review, though.

Enjoy the Last Olympian!!

Sherrie Petersen said...

PJ - I'm loving Percy, but trying not to read it too fast since it's the last one!

Kelly - The second guessing is painful! And thanks for the congrats :^)

Lisa & Laura - Laundry sucks, but Drew is amazing :^)

Yat-Yee - I'm hoping for good news!

Christy - Thanks!

Glam - Glad I'm not alone!

Jen - I am enjoying :^)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

havent played hooky in a long time - sounds nice ;)

Kelly Polark said...

I'm doing laundry right now!
How fun to play hooky with the hubby!
I am usually relieved to get a manuscript out. Then as weeks or months go by get nervous.

Rena Jones said...

Good luck with your ms, Sherrie! Congratulations to your son as well.

Vivian Mahoney said...

Sounds like a productive week of catching up. Hope you hear from the agent soon!

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