Sep 18, 2005

My Muse is Calling

This is one of those weekends where I actually have nothing scheduled, which is wonderful. I'm wanting to start putting pictures in albums, a project I've been putting off for years. I'm thinking about giving scrapbooking a try. I'm wanting to plant some fall flowers. I also have a couple of sewing repairs. Of course, there's the usual laundry. And I'm definitely in the mood to write.

Speaking of writing, my agent sent me a rejection letter this week, but it was another good one. It was from a women's literary fiction editor from Random House. She said my writing had merit, but the story seemed choppy. I guess she's not familiar with chick lit's "diary" style. My agent said it was evident she had read the entire manuscript, which he said is unusual and a good sign. I don't know why, but getting a rejection inspires me to write. Even a negative response seems to feel like progress in my writing career.

I feel this great surge of creativity needing to be expressed in other areas of my life, too. Must be the change of season, although the season change is very subtle here in Texas. The temperature was in the high 90s yesterday, but the pool water was like iced tea. This time of year always makes me want to go clothes shopping, too. I guess it's a conditioned response from all those years I went back to school shopping with my mother. (Wonder if I could talk her into buying me something...)

I did do a bit of shopping this week, but it was online, so I haven't seen the results yet. online is WAY too easy and I end up sending half the stuff back because it doesn't fit. And then I'm stuck with the shipping costs. There's really no excuse to shop online when you live in a major metropolitan city. But it is one of the few things I can do online at work...they haven't firewalled the retailers yet!

Anyway, have a nice Sunday...I've got things to do!


Hale McKay(Mike) said...

Thank you for the kind comment on the poem. The soon-to-be-marrieds do have a hosted site where eventually the pics of the shower, wedding and honeymoon will appear. When there is enough interesting pics and anything of interest, I will post the site info. Getting closer and closer, Oct. the 9th will be here before I know it.

Duke_of_Earle said...

So, Lantz strikes again, huh? Sorry about RH's rejection. What do they know? Nothing, right?

Hang in! I'm still so pumped from the positive critiquing I'm getting from my new critique partner that I'm wanting to finish up this re-do effort and start looking for another agent. Maybe she can help me with that, too.

Gotta run and (maybe) hide from Hurricane Rita, who is taking dead aim right now at MY part of the Texas coast!

What a welcome back from vacation!


Karyn Lyndon said...

John, I'm freaking out watching Rita head for your house...RUN!!!