It’s been a great week around here. Mary tells me that all my housecleaning was actually the result of a virus, for which chocolate is the cure. Well, now I know for next time. The cleaning having been already done, I guess all I can do is indulge in chocolate now as a preventative measure for later.
I’ve truly stuck to this week’s Theme to Write It Out! There’s a direct correlation between me keeping a journal and how much other writing I accomplish. I like being able to note each night what I’ve worked on, and make a list for the next day.
I bought a box at the local craft store yesterday. It matches my house decor. I intend to use it to hold the many scraps of notes and whatnots I collect as a writer. Paper, magazine clippings, drawings. Those little bits and pieces I need to reference but have no other place to keep them in. Apparently, it also makes a great cat pillow.
Tuesday I mailed out my first ever short story submission, as well as emailed an inspirational essay. I’ve entered contests before, but these are my first ready-to-go, researched, unsolicited manuscripts. Ever. And I finally got the nerve up to send out two in one day.
I know. Exciting, right?!
I’ve a job interview next week (postponed from last week). I also took a typing test for the local school district. Can you believe their requirement is only 30 wpm? Of course, that’s because the position I’m applying for is classified as “Substitute Clerical”. Apparently, I did much better than the others because my score was the only one to merit exclamations and a shout-out from the test proctor. “Molly! You can TYPE!” *Insert happy face here*
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Molly Jo you are so brave to submit a short story. Good luck and keep it up!
Much luck on your job interview .
Seems like you have been busy which is great for the soul.
Keep writing, I ‘ll be reading.
Alma recently posted..Captain Creates
Thank you for this, Alma. I’m not brave. Writing is just what I do best and I’m desperate to make money. So it’s a happy collision of worlds. Thanks for being a constant reader!
Your kitty is beautiful! And of course anything new that comes in the house must be claimed by them. It’s nice to see other writers who are in the submission process as well. Good luck on your entries!
Nadia recently posted..The Week, So Far- August 22nd, 2012
Thanks, Nadia. We actually have five cats and they’re all different personalities. I love them each and all. I write every day so hopefully will have more submissions in the near future.
Good for you for submitting the story! I also love the way your cat is using the box .. makes it look comfy! … and um .. are you sure you’re going to eat all those chocolate bars on your own? hehe … linking up (:
Larissa T. recently posted..Spoken Photograph.
Darn, Larissa… I *have* to eat all that chocolate. It’s for my review for the blog… which, coincidentally, will also offer a giveaway. Or two. ;) Stay tuned!
Sorry I didn’t link up this week. Spent the day in ER. Apparent gall bladder issues. Pain like no other! Morphine is great! C y’all next week. Worried about leaving Betty Boop!
Sylvia Phillips recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Week End With The Kids Part Two!!
Oh, no! I hope you’re okay. I’ll be praying for you, Betty Boop and the rest of the clan. By the way, you can link up any time from Wednesday through Tuesday. These blog hops are week-long! GET BETTER.
Congrats on submitting!!! That is a big deal!
I hope you get that school job – you would be a fantastic asset in a school district!!!
Ann recently posted..Lawn Mower
Thank you, Ann; I hope so!