I had a fabulous day. But let’s start with yesterday.
Three pieces of mail came for me. One, the results from the doctor. Two, a check for a rebate on my laptop ($150!) And three, a letter from an agent I’d submitted to. Funny, but with all three letters in my hand, there was only one I was eager to tear into. And oddly enough, even though I freaked out about my health last week, it wasn’t the medical one. It was…the agent one.
So I ripped it open, already knowing it would be a rejection. Because as a writer, I’m automatically trained to expect it. And it was a rejection just as I’d expected.
Here’s how it read… “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review a portion of your manuscript, White Snake. I apologize for—”
White Snake? I don’t have book called White Snake. I got rejected for someone else’s book. I didn’t even freak out. I shook my head and laughed. That’s not an agent I want to work with.
That’s my funny little agent story. I started a thread in Divas about funny/horrific/crazy rejection letters. You’d be amazed what people get! Mine isn’t really that bad.
So today Emma and I went to the zoo with Lacy Danes (check out her blog, she just started one!) and her kids. It was Emma’s first time to the zoo. We all had so much fun! It was absolutely pouring down rain, but the animals were out and the kids were in heaven. And I had a total epiphany. I used to hate the zoo. Thought it was cruel and mean, and totally pointless. But today it all made sense. The zoo isn’t for me, it’s for the kids. And watching how happy it made them made me realize it isn’t so bad after all. But I still feel sorry for the animals.
Then after the zoo we went back to Lacy’s house and we all ate lunch, and the kids played together. And, again, it was so much fun! Emma doesn’t really have many friends yet, just her cousins and older kids. But Lacy’s kids are 1 1/2 and almost 4. So the perfect age for my 2 1/2 year old to play with!
I finished my first round edits for Pirate’s, sent them out. And so now I’m off to barbecue. Fun, fun! Anyone else doing anything fun today?
DER! I almost forgot to mention the results of the doctor’s blood tests. I’m clear, so the lump must be some kind of fluke! Woo whoo! Thanks again for the prayers and good thoughts :)