I have to say, in between the kids whining and not sleeping and the housework and everything else we like to call life, I had a good weekend.
I managed to get a window replaced in the boy's bedroom (we still don't know how it broke) and change the oil in the van. We got two year pics taken of the boy and some pretty cute pics of both kids together. We had good pizza (if you are ever in Des Moines you need to go to The Tavern, they have 3 locations) and I visited a bookstore that didn't have the book I was looking for. Talked to a guy who makes pens for a living (they aren't cheap but they sure are pretty) and managed to visit the mother in law where she made us an awesome dinner. To top it all off I got my 3rd acceptance for the year. (Yippee!)
I finally sold Wine For Two. This is a story that Crazyhorse magazine held on to for 9 months (maybe it was ten. I will have to look). It sold to Ruthless People mag. It is an unconventional story with a haunting and a love story and nothing at all like anything else I have ever written. It is also the only story I have written that my wife genuinely likes, if that tells you anything.
Still riding the high and have a lot of work to do this week. Maybe this will be the week that I finish the first draft of my still untitled novella. Have a great Monday.
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