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Busy Bee


When I was two or three, my favorite song was Busy Bee.  It’s a silly, silly song that makes me cringe now, but I was apparently into alliteration early.

Or busyness.

Nothing feels better than a period of solid accomplishment.  I not only picked up some of my old contract work last week–which I completed–I also finished a short story, polished a bunch of difficult “after critique” chapters and helped my husband on a remodeling job. (The difficult chapters were all my fault, btw. Luckily, the lovely Rachel Vincent understands about writing under duress and is ready with her trusty magnifying glass. She. Rocks.)

In between, I managed to hang out at the Farmer’s Market with my oldest and cuddle with my youngest while we watched Back to the Future movies.  I had a nice evening sitting outside with my husband and enjoyed a couple of glasses of red wine after a day of surprisingly good news.  And last night, I cut into the perfect cantaloupe and made Greek Beans with the fresh green beans and tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market.

I am still job hunting and it’s still frustrating, but in the meantime, I’m picking up another week or two of contract work which came at the best possible time.  I also plan to knock out the critiques of the short story and get that to the editor, then as much of my WIP as possible. 

So, I’m feeling positive and hopeful for a little more good news.  I’m sure I don’t have to spell that one out for all of you.  <BG> 



  1. Jinx, lover of all things BL Jinx, lover of all things BL
    July 28, 2009    

    Congrats on getting the short story done and that the contract gig came through for you. Soooooo glad you got good news. These days we all need the good news we can get!

  2. July 29, 2009    

    What’s the BL stand for?? 😉 I decided the short story is awful. Am rewriting from scratch with it due in three days. I’m officially insane.

  3. July 30, 2009    

    Just make sure it’s not the IE telling you the story’s bad when it’s not. And yes, we all know you are insane. lol. Just kidding. Email me with your good news. I want to share the joy.

    Glad to hear things are going well!


  4. August 5, 2009    

    No, it was my inner writer gut and she was sooo right. New story is much, much better. 🙂

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