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Yesterday I checked my mail on the way home from the grocery store and discovered my bodyguard book was rejected. She didn’t feel a connection with my characters. Let me just say that 2 rejections inside of 24 hours shakes your confidence, especially when you are just starting a new story.

We worked on the MIL’s house for just a little bit since we got a late start, I was tired and down. The boy’s girlfriend came for dinner, and we’d planned to order pizza from this place we’d discovered when Trish was here. Of course it was closed, so the dh drove out to another place (in no mood for chain pizza, apparently) while the boy and gf went to Borders to buy the movie Ponyo. They’d been wanting to see it. It was the weirdest movie ever. Just saying.

I got through my galleys and edit goals and today plan to write a query, 4 pages, then work on my green skirt. I cleaned the kitchen (mostly because I dropped a brand new jar of salsa and had to mop anyway).

I bought a bunch of fruit and made my flavored water and had a banana for a snack just now. Trying to be good!

I made my collage this weekend, and discovered my heroine is a chef. That might be fun.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marianne Arkins
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 10:53:49

    UGH.. sorry about the R (again). I've read your work, though, and you're GOOD. So keep on keeping on. K? I'm ready for something new 🙂


  2. MJFredrick
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 20:39:59

    Thanks, Marianne. I'm a little shaky right now, but I do love my new story. We'll see how it goes.


  3. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 18:46:19

    Damn, Mary, that just stinks. Ditto what Marianne said–I LOVE your work, and I know you'll find the right person/people with it.


  4. MJFredrick
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 06:53:40

    Thanks, Natalie. What's scaring me is that all the stuff I've written in the past 3 years hasn't found a home. Did I peak with Breaking Daylight? Argh!


  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 06:56:03

    All I can say with certainty is that the journey isn't over.I *know* I'm a better writer than I was three years ago, and my stuff isn't finding a home, either. There are a lot of external factors that have nothing to do with your skill and ability.Hang in there!


  6. MJFredrick
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 06:57:38

    Thanks, Natalie! You too!


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