Friday, February 20, 2009

Much needed day from home

Yesterday I took the day off from being at home. It was a pleasant vacation from the surrounding that I seem to have fused with since being a stay-at-home father. I used to get out more. Of course I used to write less. I felt yesterday was a good opportunity to get out. I had a friend who wanted me to look at a plumbing issue he has in a house he rents (I keep trying to get him to involve his landlord but he refuses to do that for some reason) . I thought 'what the hell. He just wants to tear a wall apart. I can do that.' So I did. I managed to have the offending piece of wall out of there in in under ten minutes and the rest of the time we talked guns and went out for pizza with my boy. It was a welcome break.

Today that means I need to double down and get at least chap 7 down and possibly get a start on 8 as well. A wet edge as the term has been floated around this week. While I needed the break I look just as forward to getting back to routine. (Aren't we all creatures of habit?)

I have now heard back from 3 of 4 editors that I was looking for this week. Just one to go and I have until Sunday to hear from him. (If I do not it will not be the end of the world but it sure will screw up my record for the week.) I still stand with 1 acceptance and 3 rejections, 1 being from Clarkesworld which wasn't on my original list, for the week.

Time to get going. Kid to wash, story to write, house to vacuum, and dishes to do.


Cate Gardner said...

Next week, I'll be expecting you to pick who I'll hear from. Whenever I guess, I get it wrong.

Aaron Polson said...

I've stopped counting my Clarkesworld rejections. They only accept 12 unsolicited stories a year, and receive thousands of subs.

That doesn't mean I'll stop trying.

Glad you had a break.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- Send me a list and I will do my best. :)

Aaron- I think I have three, maybe four, with them. Breaks are good. Pizza in Ames is good.(especially when your 21 month old cooperates in the restaurant)

K.C. Shaw said...

While you're picking Cate's responders for next week, why don't you toss out some lottery numbers for us all? :)

Have a great weekend!

Fox Lee said...

I had a fresh rejection from Clarkesworld waiting for me today ; )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Lottery numbers, let me see, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, with a powerball number of 6. Good luck to you all.

Nothing like a fresh rejection. Much better than a stale one.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Did someone say pizza?

Pizza is ALWAYS a good thing. It certainly lifts my spirits. Yes, I am part ninja turtle.

It's amazing how just one day off can get a person rejuvenated.