Things

1. Thanksgiving yesterday was great, family and food filled fun. Lots of laughing and eating. Turkey and stuffing and salad and twice baked potatoes and candied yams and green beans with bacon, not to mention pecan pies and apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake — all homemade, by the way. Plus lots and lots of champagne.

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2. I received a rejection for a poetry chapbook submission, called The Letterbox, sent out many months ago. The rejection included a personal note, thanking me for submitting. The editor said I had a nice narrative arc to my poems and suggested that I submit again. I never take rejections to heart, because they are a part of the process of being a writer, but it’s always great to see that personal touch and get a bit of encouragement.

3. I have no motivation to do anything at all, even though I’m supposed to pull off 18,000 words before midnight tomorrow. *sigh*

4. I’m am enjoying reading Slice of Cheery by Dia Reeves, which has consumed most of my day so far.

5. I’m sure I have enough motivation to seek out more pecan pie, though. Mmmmm, pie. And then a nap.


2 Responses to “Things”

  • Rosanna Says:

    I hope you’ve found the energy to do the things you have to do. Here’s wishing you all the best in your poetry endeavors, and I hope you’ll keep on blogging as often as you can.

    • Andrea Blythe Says:

      Thank you! I did! I managed to pull of an amazing 12,900 words on Saturday. It was quite a push, but so worth it. I’m still not done with the novel, but I’m so happy with the progress. 🙂