March 30, 2017

Life Lately

I usually try to stay away from cliché, uninformative, no-one-cares-but-my-mom-and-even-she-sorta-doesn't type posts, but today I'm going rogue. Because I've spent the last six-ish months neck deep in the book I was writing, which was six-ish months of me holding the weight of a fictional character's fictional life in my hands. Which, let me tell you, is a lot more demanding than J.K. Rowling might lead you to believe.

Anyway, that's all to say that I deserve a break and some time for mindless word vomiting. Which is why we're here: what I've been up to lately, old school list style.

1. Wrote a book.
I think, maybe, I might've mentioned this before. Or, at least I slipped it in somewhere. Maybe it's under that dead horse?

Anyway, yes, most of what I've been doing for the last six-ish months has revolved around my book: writing the book, re-writing the book, agonizing over the book, hating the book, etc. And that's not even including the time I've spent trying to figure out the world of publishing. (Is death by query letter a thing? I'm assuming it is.)

But I won't talk about that anymore (at least for now), so I'm just going to move right along. That being said, because the book has been priority number one through 225 right now for me, I will continue with my list accordingly.

226. Booked a trip to Iceland.
For months (probably years), my friends and I have been saying that we should go on a trip. And then, one afternoon, we very quickly went from vaguely talking about it (the same way I vaguely talk about losing five pounds) to having bought the tickets. So quickly, in fact, that all three of us forgot we all have siblings graduating from college the same month as our trip, which led to $200 in flight change fees and me never wanting to look at my bank account again.

But the good news is that two of my friends and I are going to Iceland in May. So if you know any great things (and by things, I mean food) we need to try while we're there, let me know!

227. Took a trip to New York.
This actually happened a few months ago, but it's also the last time I used my (very expensive, as Derrick likes to remind me) DSLR camera. So I feel like I should bring it up so I can post these pictures.

And, since there's really no graceful way to segue at this point, here:

228. Developed a meaningful and pleasant relationship with my pet.
Just kidding.

Penelope's acceleration toward grumpy old woman is increasing at a pretty alarming rate. She mostly tolerates me but she will have nothing to do with anyone else who tries to touch (or be within ten feet of) her. And she still sometimes won't even have anything to do with me.

So, mothers of the blog world, I hear you. But, really, I don't think even angsty teenagers have anything on Miss P.

So that's my life in a nutshell. Let's hope I can find my camera battery charger before May so I'm prepared for my next update.