A Day in the Life

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Yesterday was a weird one because I got a rejection on one project and galleys on another. The rejection was not unexpected, since a friend was recently rejected for a similar reason--most of the conflict stemmed from backstory/emotional baggage. Still, it's The Book that I Love. I want to find a good home for it.

I had a really productive day yesterday.

7:10 Woke up, ate breakfast and surfed my favorite sites

8:00 worked on short story, finished it up

9:00 opened my new RS, realized I already had 500 words, so only needed 500. Finished those JUST as the dh walked in at

10:00 I cleaned the kitchen while waiting for him to get ready to go to his mom's.

10:35 left for his mom's, stopping at the library on the way to return unread books. The dh worked on the weeds in his mom's yard while I cleared off all the furniture in preparation for the Salvation Army, who are coming for the furniture Thursday. We filled the trash can again (in SA, we have trash pick-up once a week, and have one huge trash can, but it's not big enough for this job.)

12:00 left his mom's to go get lunch.

1:00 went to nap

3:30 Got up, checked the mail, saw the R, but also my pink Croc sandals, did more kitchen cleaning, cut out 3 skirts (2 at one time, since they're the same pattern)

Did other stuff in between, hung up clothes, realized I didn't have glue for my collage, swept the mud room while the dh blew off the patio with the leaf-blower, then swept the house.

5:30 left for dinner, saw ds's girlfriend, made plans for a movie night tonight. I froze to death because I was wearing my pink Croc sandals

7:00 Left restaurant for Walgreens. Got milk and glue and candy.

7:30 Came home and showered, then did edits on Road Signs. Then did my collage. Everything was crossed off my list, so I watched Mercy, Parenthood and started Grey's Anatomy but couldn't pay attention.

11:00 Started galleys. Oops. Made 10 pages before I called it quits.

If only all my days can be so productive!



Marianne Arkins said...

Sorry about the R ... internal conflict doesn't count anymore? Really?


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

That's one amazing day!

Sorry about the R, too, but at least it wasn't related to your writing. You can take some consolation in that.

MJFredrick said...

Marianne, they want internal, but it can't be about what happened to the character in the past. Something has to drive it in the present, apparently. I guess that conflict is still my big problem.

Thanks, Natalie. I've got two more days like that under my belt. I'm thinking tomorrow will be a down day :)


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