1. We went apple picking yesterday, which always reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “After Apple Picking” and makes me smile.
2. Do not think that you are safe from rejection letters for the weekend once you’ve checked the mail after 5pm on a Friday. They can always zap you with an email from the West Coast.
3. Aforementioned rejection letter lit a fire under me, so I’m now within 20 pages of my first revision goal for
4. This is the week my author copies of SPITFIRE should arrive in the mail.
5. Here is an excerpt from Linda McCrary’s entry in the SPITFIRE Writers & Characters Contest:
A spitfire, in my mind, has always been someone with energy. Someone who speaks their mind. Someone who won’t take no for an answer. Someone who isn’t afraid of a challenge. I grew up in the country catching and riding my own horses by age 8. I was writing about horses when I wasn’t on them. I fought with and survived 4 siblings including an older and younger brother. That deserves some recognition! At my current place in life I’m a spitfire for different reasons. At the age of 48 I’m avidly pursuing publication of my first picture book. Last year I auditioned for and appeared in my first play. I refuse to be submissive and follow the “rules” set for slightly over middle aged women. I won’t believe that I’ve waited too late for anything, except maybe becoming Miss America!
Go, Linda! And you other spitfires… only two more days to submit your entries to win a signed copy of SPITFIRE and Lake Champlain Chocolate!
6. The truth is, I didn’t really have six things, but “Five Things on a Sunday” isn’t as catchy. I wanted to be alliterative, so I just plunged in and assumed that I would have a sixth thing by the end of the post. Alas…I don’t. Have a great week, though!