Monday, July 13, 2009

Ju-ly, Ju-ly, Ju-ly-y-y-y, It never seemed so strange...

Well, we're smack dab in the middle of summer, now. Temps have been rising horribly into the hundred-teens, and I'm getting cranky. Especially when I realize that 1) There's three and a half to four more months of this, and 2) Billions of people across the planet live surrounded by trees and green growing things and can be outside during the summer without the flesh peeling off their bones and their inner organs gasping and dying like a bunch of shriveled-up raisins.

Not that I'm complaining or anything.

Okay, not much.

But really. It's HOT here. I mean, seriously! I tried to take a cold shower the other day, and there wasn't any cold water. If that's not bad, I don't know what is.

And now for an update on all things novel related:
  • As of last night, I have twelve rejections, eight outstanding queries, and one request for a full (which is a MAJOR yayyy! but doesn't necessarily mean anything).
  • Editing on The Fire in the Glass is going absolutely terrible. I'm very disheartened.
  • Re-reading The Rose Queen and thinking it might be possible to fix after all...
And that's it.

Guess I'll blame the heat for my increased levels of inactivity.

Dang heat.


silent_librarian said...

I feel your pain! I think your description of how the heat makes your inside shrivel is right on! I have been like why do I live here? of late. I need rain!!!!!!!!

I am so happy that someone requested a full manuscript. It might not come to anything, but I think that is an encouraging sign. :)

Anna said...

I share your pain. I just can't stand heat; I get all headachey and tired and cranky. But I don't know how to feel cooler, so all I can say is, "Hang in there!"

Congrats on the full!

Gamwyn said...

Thanks, for the sympathies!! Trying to keep myself going with the thought that cooler weather is coming, no matter how far away it seems at the moment...

Gamwyn said...

P.S. Anna, I was just over on your blog and was trying to leave you a comment, but something was funky and it wouldn't let me punch the button to post! Suffice it to say, I'm really glad you were able to rescue your synopsis; that must have been really scary!