Saturday, September 18, 2010


Yeah, my awesome suspense is NOT going to be mailed on Monday. Why? Because I still have not finished the synopsis. I'm also waiting for my comments from my CP, comments which will help realize what is still missing from my award winning story. Well, I already know what's missing. She's really good about helping me find it and stick it in there before I send it off. (I've always been a plot heavy writer, so finding and bringing out the emotion is what nails me every single manuscript.)

The Mills & Boon Contest is driving me crazy. I love hearing what others think of my story and I enjoy reading other people's entries, but I do waste SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much time on that website! Luckily, the last day for new entries is next Wednesday. Then it's 5 days until M & B announce the Top Ten. I'd LOVE to make it to the next round!

The job search has hit a wall. I stopped applying last week basically because I was focused on getting my revisions done AND because I'd gone to substitute teacher orientation. I was supposed to be added to the sub computer system by last Wednesday. I'm still not able to access it, which means I'm not able to take any jobs. Which means no money yet. Ugh. I really need to be able to access the system just so I know I have that security. I'm sure it's just a glitch and the office is swamped with sub applicants, but they said 5-7 work days and it's now 10. So, I've put in a couple contacts to the office and yesterday I started sending resumes and letters again.

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Tez Miller said...

Wow, I have the opposite problem - I'm all character and no plot ;-)

Lori Lyn said...

Fingers crossed for the contest and the job search, Lexi!

I'm waiting to hear about a pitch contest I entered for my local conference (should hear about pitch next week and conference the following weekend!).

Stay strong!

Lexi said...

Yeah, my love of suspense is how I started. It's taken me a loooooong time, Tez, to even get where I am and I have two of the BEST CPs who have to help me shape the story with emotion and internal conflict.

Thanks, Lori Lyn! Of course, a book contract would go a long way to easing the job worry. And the contest? I'm already thrilled with the comments I've been getting so even if I don't make the Top Ten I already feel like a winner! Good luck with your pitch! Let me know how it goes. And thanks for stopping by here.