The good: Finally satisfied with my manuscript, I sent it in to Covenant Communications. What a fantastic feeling. The writers conference a week ago was outstanding. While there, my pitch session with the editor went well, and although there is a chance the publisher still won’t take it after reading the entire book, at least I will get some great feedback. Do you have a list of “life goals” you wish to accomplish? This was one of mine. Since my goal said “write a book”, and not actually “become a published author”, I think it counts. I have added a new line though – To see the book on store shelves. To do a book signing. Those are the new goals.
The bad: Mexico. Right after the conference my wife and I participated in a company paid rewards trip to Cancun. We had an enjoyable and relaxing time. Until the last night there. Room service fajitas. I have been sick for 3 days now. No, it is not the swine flu. In light of the symptoms, I am pretty sure it is food poisoning. If not cleared up by tomorrow, I will have to pay a visit to the doctor and get some drugs to kill off the little parasites.
The ugly: The next couple of weeks are going to be nerve wracking and frightening in a life changing sort of way. I can’t say more than that at the moment. Stay tuned.
Congrats to all of the authors who won awards in the First Chapter Contest and the Whitney Awards. What an awesome group of people!