Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Friday, the Fun Begins....

The ominous words were uttered by my 5 year old last night. Today is the last day of school. As of 12:30 tomorrow, all three of my kids will be underfoot. Sigh...

Usually I spend the summer screaming at the top of my lungs. My kids see summer as their time to drive their mother to apoplexy. But this year. I'm going to be organized. I'm going to plan. I swear it.

We live within driving distance of some awesome museums. I'm going to take them this year. I realized at the end of summer last year, the poor kids got to do nothing. So this summer I'm going to strive to do things differently. We have year-long passes to Legoland. There is no reason I can't take them. I'm going to take them to the "club" so they can play with their friends while I workout and get some writing done.

My biggest hurdle is my house. I hate it when my house is dirty. But I find my need for a clean house dominates everything else. I gotta stop doing that. I guess the one advantage to getting the kids out of the house is they won't be able to make it messy.

I've decided to create a schedule, plan the weeks, plan the menus. I want to take the frustration of daily obligations out of my life, and, hopefully, Friday, the fun will begin.


In Other News...

Got a request for a partial. Emailed a query to an agent and an hour later they requested a partial. I wish I could feel more enthusiasm, but I'm afraid I'm getting rather jaded for the whole submission process.

12 comments:

Tess said...

Rene - Congrats on the requests!!!! I know you're feeling down, and that's understandable. We all go through it. But two requests in ONE day?!! You go, girl :-)

Rene said...

Oh, no, Teresa, not that exciting. I miss typed. I only received one request. My lack of enthusiasm is more because of how long this process is. I've been submitting this same ms for over a year. I was going to drop the ms altogether, but I realized I'd really only gone through one round of submissions and this agent represented a different kind of client than other agents I've queried.

Rene said...

Well, never mind about the mis-type. I got another request this morning. So that is two in two days.

Melissa Marsh said...

That is just awesome. Two requests in two days. I still dub thee Query Letter Queen.

Kelly Parra said...

Rene, can you come organize my schedule??? ;D

Congrats on the request! I know it's hard to keep submitting when we don't know the outcome, but we have to keep trying until we hit gold. Good luck!

chryscat said...

Let me know how that whole scheduling thing works out. I tell myself I will, and then...well, I don't.
And congratulations on the requests! That's excellent!
Hope all goes well.
Grins*

Tori said...

Congrats on the requests!!!

Suzanne said...

Yay on the request!!!!!

My house is my biggest stumbling block, too. I hate it when it's dirty, but cleaning it kills me. And then as soon as I do, it's dirty all over again.....

Michelle said...

Way to go on the request, but I know what you mean about being jaded. Hang in there!

And best of luck entertaining the kiddies. :)

Jill Monroe said...

Congrats on the request, Rene!

Tori said...

Oh, I love Really Bad Movies!!! Must find this one. One of the worst--and funniest--movies I've ever seen is Wizards of the Demon Sword. Lyle Waggoner's in it (and I'd be really embarrassed to admit I'd been in this if I were him *g*). It's hysterical.

Congrats on the partial request!!!

tori said...

Boy, I must have been asleep the first time I commented here. I didn't remember doing so at all. *g*