life on the funny farm

Saturday, September 3, 2011


My house is a disaster.

It is messy. It is dirty. There are stacks of papers that need tending. The garden is full of weeds. There is dog hair in every nook and cranny.

I am a mess, as well. Although I must say I have been finding the time to shower and put on clean clothes and wear undergarments of a supportive nature.


Why this neglect of house and home and self?

I was working on, but have now finally finished....


That's right. For the last year and a half I have been working on writing a book.

The first draft is now finished.

I sent my first official query letter to an agent on Thursday, September 1st.

I am expecting my first rejection letter in just a few short weeks.

I will frame it and hang it on a wall.

I know there is still much work to be done with making changes to the first draft and sending out query letters, but I must say I am glad I have made it this far. There were times I doubted that I could.

But I have received so many warm, encouraging comments from my readers to do this.

I wanted to honor that.

And James has made so much progress in becoming part of our family.

I wanted to honor that.

James would ask me now and then how the book was coming along. To him, it's been extremely important that this story be told. He wants others to see that it can be done. With love, and patience, and persisitence, it can be done.

And I wanted to honor that.


  1. I need to add messy house to my stereotype of writers--you should my "to fold" pile of laundry. Sad. But, hey, books don't write themselves, right? Ha. Great post.
    (This is Amber Lea Easton from Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night.)

  2. So what happened? Point me to part 2.

  3. Dropping by from the blog hop

    Congrats on finishing your book.... oh and my house is a mess too ;)

  4. House? I remember a roof. And yes, there's a window! I'm right there with you. Congratulations on finishing your book! And may it see the world soon!-from the blog hop!

  5. Hazel from the Writers and Authors Blog Hop

    My mum is always getting told off by Dad for not doing enough housework! She is either too busy looking after me or on "that darn computer!"



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