All right. Life’s been more fun than a barrel of monkeys on crack, but I thought I’d better get my ass in here to let you all know I’m still alive–and to confirm that yes, the kid’s first day went okay after all.
Although, in contemplation, I shoulda kept my mouth shut so that I could have had some Mounties here to play with… No, not your offering, Kate. But thanks anyway.
So yes, the kid survived (though she hugged me really, really tightly when she got off the bus at the end of the day…), and survived well enough to excitedly ask me, first thing the next morning, “Do I go to school today?”
Day Two went even more smoothly–in fact, I was calm enough that I was even able to go run some errands in the morning. I had considered writing in the afternoon, but got distracted by the evil demon named TV. (Quiet house + Satellite Dish = EVIL. In retrospect, too, can Miami Vice be any cheesier?? I’m so disappointed, because I loved that show once upon a time…)
This weekend has been shot, as the Mater and Pater are away, and I can’t move my furniture into the new bedroom all by myself. So the room still has to wait. However, during my errand-running on Friday, I purchased the material to make a curtain for my closet in lieu of the ugly bi-fold doors currently in place. It’s really rather cool and the color almost matches the paint on the three walls.
My new desk is here and is currently in pieces. Other than that, there’s only the closet area left to do of the flooring, and my room will be ready for habitation!
It’s a good thing, too. My patience levels seem to be at an all-time low. I want *my* computer set up on *my* desk so I can leave it on all day and be logged onto the internet, without having to worry about people walking in the room or others wanting their turn online. It’s one of the reasons my blog entries are about as exciting as raw halibut–by the time I get to log on in the evening, my poor, struggling, lone braincell has just about had the bisquit.
Anyway. Before I ramble questionably onwards, I should reference this post’s title. I’m publicly announcing that I have a goal of sending out a submission just before the end of the month. I’m putting this news out into the world to make myself accountable to you, Faithful Reader.
The plan is to complete the novella this coming week, have it critted early next week, make the changes and submit it possibly during the middle of the last week of the month.
I hereby invite you all to kick me soundly in the ass. (Of course, if I vanish for several days, you’ll send the Mounties after me, which, frankly, is a win-win situation no matter how you butter your bread.) *eg*
At this point, I’m going to shut up and go to bed. It’s pushing 11PM and I’m just tired. See you all on the flip side…