The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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!

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly — 3 Comments

  1. ooh – sorry to hear you’ve been sick – you have ALL my sympathy!

    congrats on getting your book done and sent off. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!

    You sure know how to throw in cliffhangers, dontcha?? Now I’ll be curiously waiting to hear what the life-changing event is going to be!

  2. OK, didn’t have to wait long, eh? Here is my life changing event:

    I resigned from my job today to become a full time blogger!

    Just kidding. I am taking a new job though. I will be working for Cisco (largest computer networking company in the world) starting Monday the 18th. I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. I am dang excited!

  3. Way to be, Daron! Glad you got that in. As for the fajitas, I don’t know how many times you’ve been to Mexico, but the rule with meat is you don’t order it unless you watch them actually COOK it right in front of you. This is especially the case with street vendors. “Oh here’s your steak, caballero!” [MEOW!] Yeah.

    Best of luck with the book. Keep us posted!

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