This month has been a wild one.  I've had good and bad things happen.  I have a new love in my life.  My granddaughter, Jullian.  She's two weeks old and like most newborns, a complete diva.  She wants what she wants when she wants it, and I can't resist her.  Neither can her other grandparents, her parents,  aunts and uncles. 
     I've received three rejections on my manuscript and I'm still alive.  I didn't break down into a sobbing puddle or throw my lap top out of the window, vowing to never write again.  Instead I thought, Wow, they actually responded.  I had to ask my critique partners if my reaction was normal.  I didn't want the depression I just knew was coming to catch me off guard.  I ignored the fact that they were form letters.
     Yesterday, I participated in a three mile run-walk with my son.  He finished in twenty minutes.  I finished in an hour, but the point is I finished.  Yeah me!  Today, my legs are killing me, but I went to the day job and did what I had to do.
     So now I have a screaming baby in the house, a host of people dropping by to see her, submissions, rejections, and new challenges.  This is my life.  It's become complete and utter chaos.  I have no idea what's gong to happen next.  And I wouldn't change a thing.


Sounds like the best of times!

Oh it is. I think I was getting to comfortable with the mundane.

I'm so happy for your new granddaughter. And you'll quicky get beyond the form rejects. Can't wait to see your new project!

I'm already over them. I can't wait to see my new project either. I have three different beginings and trying to figure out which I like best. I'm going to mindlessly write the next chapter. After that, I'll know.

You have such a great attitude, Shawn!! Congrats on the new grandbaby, and D'Ann is right...the form r's won't last long!!

Congrats on the new grandbaby! What a joy!
Rejections happen. Keep sending in to other publishers.
You finished the walk...great job. Pain will subside!

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I've got a granddaughter and they're wondrous, petulant, adorable creatures who make life complete. *sigh* Ahh...the form rejections. You must maintain your sense of humor. Yesterday, I not only received an emailed rejection from an agent who'd requested a partial...but she sent it to me TWICE. I guess she REALLY didn't like it? At least, she was nice...both times. (grin)

Congrats on the walk. What a great accomplishment! Even if you're in recovery for a couple of days. Good luck on your project, I've been waiting a while for the next chapter.

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