cursed sandwiches & pandemic parenthood

Query update: It’s bad. Got another two rejections this week. Sigh. Feedback from my editor due next week, so I’m hoping for my seventh wind. Schools are out again, and my kids have both been exposed to a Covid case, so we are on quarantine. In my 800 sq ft apartment. In spring. So, yeah.Continue reading “cursed sandwiches & pandemic parenthood”

you don’t have to do everything all the time

Query Update: Sent my query letter to my editor, who spiffed it up in like two seconds. Now I have rewritten it based on her feedback, and sent it for a second round of feedback. Planning to hear back next week and will hit the query-ing trail again! If you’re like me, you have bigContinue reading “you don’t have to do everything all the time”

5 stupidly easy & unbelievably healthy things to do

Queries sent: 20Rejections: ~7 (got another one this week, but haven’t done a full count)Full/partial requests: 0Teeny bit of good news: I was “high on the maybe list” of a RevPit editor! I am not the most healthy person in the world. I have mental health issues, I sometimes overeat, and I feel tired mostContinue reading “5 stupidly easy & unbelievably healthy things to do”

not broken just bent

No query updates this week, sorry. I don’t have the spoons for it. It’s not good, though. Got another rejection this week. A nice one. So, silver lining. Also, I fully stole this title from that P!nk song, which I love (except for the super-blatant gaslighting: the male singer literally says, “It’s all in yourContinue reading “not broken just bent”

managing, sort of

Query Week 5Queries sent: 20Rejections: 6Full/partial requests: 0 It is the 7000th month of Covid, and the new variants are creating a third fricken’ wave of this horribleness. It snowed yesterday (in April…), my uterus is being wrung out like wet laundry, and I have a headache. I am not having an awesome time rightContinue reading “managing, sort of”

either it’s worth doing, or it’s not

Query Week 3Queries sent: 13Rejections: 4Full/Partial Requests: 0 We spend so much of life trying to answer questions that we forget to consider whether the questions we’re asking are useful to us. Questions like Is it difficult? Will it cause me struggle? Will it be a hit to my ego? are fine, and there’s noContinue reading “either it’s worth doing, or it’s not”

everything is scary when you’ve never done it before

Querying week 2Queries sent: 10Rejections: 3Full/partial requests: 0 Let’s talk about fear: gut-clenching, heart-pounding, throat-closing fear. Evolutionarily, fear serves an important role; it tells us when shit’s going wrong, and gives us a boost of energy to deal with the threat (fight, flight, or freeze, baby!). Most of us are not being stared-down by aContinue reading “everything is scary when you’ve never done it before”