From my desk: 11/21/2019

I was able to send out 15 query letters today. I think I am at about 50 total. I read one author’s post that it wasn’t until she wrote out her 600th! that she finally got an agent. I have a ways to go but I hope it isn’t that far away! When I start with a new round after the new year I will most likely start with a different book. I have a few written. I just need to work on the illustrations before sending them off.

My son was supposed to go to Florida Institute of Technology this year. He got in without even telling me he had applied! He was so proud of himself for that one! I know they have no way of fool-proofing all their systems, but I got one of those letters from the college today telling me it’s just about time for exams and it’s time to sign your student up for exam care packages. Well, I lost it. Yes, some days are harder than others and some just suck. I am at a total loss as to why my husband and my son are gone. This Saturday would have been my 23rd wedding anniversary. Isn’t it strange how once someone is gone it seems like there are even more events to celebrate? I suppose this is life…it sucks though.

I talked to my father today for quite a while. He suffers from Dementia. He said that he remembered who I was. “You’re my daughter, of course!” He then went on to ask me if I have been back to Japan. Well, I’ve never been to Japan, although I would love to go. He was there during the Korean War. He hasn’t been back there since either. At least he has fond memories of his time with me in Japan! My aunt is Japanese. She still has quite a bit of family there. I hope someday to have the money to travel.

Tomorrow I will spend most of my day working on illustrations and other editing and revising tasks. I have to figure out what to do with my days otherwise I find I could spend all day blogging one day, all day writing poetry another day, all day doing nothing the next! Some day I hope to have an editor or a publisher calling me asking me when my next manuscript will be ready! Until then…

Have a peaceful evening and I hope to read more interesting work on here tomorrow!

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