Good morning. Another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest. So today, I am turning…ahem, don’t you know it is rude to ask a woman how old she is? Let's just say, I've got a few more gray hairs than I care to admit. So, things I am not looking forward to on this day.
1. Squeezing myself into some of my nicer clothes to go out with my friends tonight. The friends part, I love. It’s the squeezing that sucks.
2. Missing Men Tell All on the Bachelorette. I'll have to watch when I get home, although they really should call it Men Tell Some, because I know damn well it isn’t all that they tell. Still, it makes for some great tv watching.
3. Checking my gmail account, because it there is an agent rejection on a partial, I'm going to cry. Ive thought about skipping the whole process today to save myself the grief, but I also want to send my three newly revised chapters to the newest agent that has requested them. Let's see…that is 6 agent requests for my partials? (why does that sound naughty?) Pretty good results me thinks. I'm feeling better about the changes Ive made to make my MC more likable and stir empathy with the reader. And I set apart the commentaries from the narrative, so I think that will make my points clearer, thus setting apart my manuscript from all others. I'll cross my fingers.
4. Getting older. Let's face it. This part sucks. I know as women age they get all "I feel better about myself than I did when I was 20. This age is so great because I'm so much wiser and confident." Blah blah blah. Yeah sure. Like if some magic genie offered you to be in a 20 year old body you wouldn’t jump at the chance. Whatev. Is there is a genie out there who wants to find someone to make that proposition to? Here I am. No questions asked.
I am seriously starting to think about what it would take to become a literary agent myself. Not just so I would finally get an offer representation. Although I would totally be my first client. But because as I become beta readers to people's manuscripts (a beta reader is someone who will read a writer's manuscript and offer honest feedback for revision), I realize I like reading, looking for plot holes, and commenting and helping other writers. I guess that's the teacher part of me.
Anyway, today I'm looking forward to spending time with my family and going out with my bestest friends. (Collective awwww goes here.) So, if it is truly your birthday, have a good one. If it's not, have a great day anyway. And wish me luck as I look into my gmail account. Positive vibes please!Ciao.