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Critterfixer last won the day on May 15 2018

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About Critterfixer

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    Mr. Mom-Head
  • Birthday 07/22/1975

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    Homeschooled mother of twin boys, age 15
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    River Valley, Arkansas
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    Writing, gardening, cooking
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    Author, mom, veterinarian

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  1. I am tired, too. Work tomorrow, and then I have a cake to bake. Got some good character work done, and made my agent super happy because I have a second fantasy series already 3/4 of the books in first draft form. 🙂
  2. Morning. School today. I have a call from my agent today. I don't know what else will happen after that.
  3. Morning. I am lying in bed having my usual debate: Get up and feel sick, or stay in bed and hope the sickness settles down. I just hate mornings.
  4. I had dentist and health check and I have a weird swelling in my shoulder around where a lymph node would be if I was a dog and my agent is calling first thing in the morning and I might be going on submission and we had a massive hailstorm last night that amazingly didn't break any windows and I am tired. The end. 🤣 Doctor is scheduled to look at my odd swelling next week.
  5. Two days of getting myself seen to. Dentist for me on Wednesday, and today was health physical for insurance. My bloodwork is okay, but I have an odd swelling in my shoulder to be checked next week. School tomorrow. Boys are not amused.
  6. Both my guys have desks. They use the kitchen table for school. But the desks? Those are their own creative spaces. They clutter them, yes, but they also read there, write their stories there, draw there. So for us, the desks are needed, but not for school. Both boys are fifteen.
  7. My one boy is just glued to the reports. He keeps saying--"but it survived WW2". He's been really delving into WW2 on his own, and I think it bothers him that something that survived wars could be destroyed. ETA: Booyah But I don't like this booyah. Just glad that the reports from Notre Dame say only one person injured and no one killed.
  8. Whew! Yesterday was a manic Monday for sure. I sent all my revised materials off to my agent, watched the end results of a writing contest, and picked up some new stories to look at for revisions. These are so super polished, it's fun to go through and just spot places where "more", whatever more might be, can be brought out and enhanced. But it makes for harder thinking on my part. Boys did school, and we followed the coverage of Notre Dame and talked about history. Today, the boys have school, I have some writing and critiques to do, and I need to cook. That should be plenty. I'm supposed to be resting!
  9. Just so sad. It's one of the places I would have loved to go see.
  10. Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire. I'm trying not to cry.
  11. One synopsis down. I think I may have made it too emotionally charged, but usually when I do that--so that's I'm literally cringing at the potential melodrama--I usually hit the right spot. Hazard of being a less than feeling kind of person? Don't know. I'm eating granola and debating whether to bake potatoes or mash them. I think I will bake them. Much easier. One more synopsis to read and tweak, and then I'm calling it good.
  12. Good morning! Back at editing and revision today, taking things one paragraph at a time for these two synopses I need to finish by tomorrow. I'm reasonably happy with the one (after four intensive revisions), and the last is still very rough, but it's the least important, and I think I should be able to revise it to something workable. I will likely get much more time to work on it in the future. So not so worried about it. Other than that, just trying to have a restful day. I always feel horribly depressed at the end of one project, even if I have another one already in progress. Some rest, reading, and maybe a movie at some point. That should help. Boys are watching golf, playing on the computer, and generally relaxing too. May be a nice, quiet day.
  13. Morning. I'm a day away from sending all my materials to my agent again. Crossing my fingers that the bulk work is done on what must go out on submission, and that I can continue to refine and work on my synopses for the unwritten stories. It's just about the hardest thing on the planet to write a detailed synopses for a book that a) has either not been written or is in first draft form, b) needs revision and you know it, but you also know that you'll need to rewrite it at least twice before it is ready for revision, and c) that is all going to change because the first book hasn't been edited for publishing yet. I compared it to doing a puzzle without a box, where two puzzles have been dumped together, and your only tool is a pair of scissors with which you cut every piece to make it fit.
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