Sunday, December 19, 2010
Pluses and minuses
Minus - We're snowed in again, just as we were this time last year. It's knee-deep out there, and STILL Molly expects to be walked twice a day.
Plus - Our kitchen is ... drumroll ... finally finished. Only four months late. I hardly know what to do with all that space. Which is why I'm typing this instead of moving everything back in there.
Minus - We intended having a massive celebratory roast today (if I can remember how to cook)but only managed to buy a chicken before vehicles were abandoned to the snow yesterday - so that will be our dinner. Ah well, who needs veggies?
Plus - Am churning out a good amount for words for Novel 2 most days.
Minus - I'm still not going to meet my end-of-December deadline. Succumbed to a cold/cough/flu type virus a couple of weeks ago and, coupled with a last ditch attempt to find an available kitchen-fitter who wouldn't run screaming when he saw what a mess the last guy had left behind, I got sidetracked.
Plus - Finally had a story accepted by People's Friend. It became a personal challenge this year (I need to get out more) as they're quite fussy.
Minus - They can hang on to stories for years, so it may appear posthumously.
Plus - Finally wrestled the Christmas tree up, quite a bit later than usual.
Minus - Still haven't finished shopping. Or started, in some cases. What do you buy a 19-year old male who wants a million pounds and a Porsche?
Plus - I still have a lovely agent - it's been just over a year now - fighting my corner in the publishing world and trying to sell my novel.
Minus - It's been a huge learning curve. I now know that having an agent doesn't guarantee my novel will find a publisher.
Plus - There IS the German deal though. Better than nowt as my mum would say. And has said, several times.
And on that note ... have a wonderful Christmas if I don't see you before, and thank you for reading and commenting and being so supportive this year.
You're all marvellous.