Hello Aledans! This is going up late today because I’ve been researching agents and sending out queries between the craziness at work (because what else do you do when you get another rejection? Cry? I don’t think so). I’ve had a pretty busy week so far, which was only compounded by the fact that my sister spent the past five days in Key West. I bought this dress (in blue) and drank margaritas out of jealousy.
Then I was attacked by five deer.
No, really. I was almost stampeded-over by five deer. I let the dogs out to pee on Tuesday night, and on their way to the fence they got distracted and started chasing something that looked like a big dog. Then a few more passed by and I saw they were deer. Then five more tried to run past, saw the dogs, and turned to run towards ME instead! I screamed and they turned back. One of them slammed into the fence and then jumped it into the backyard, then jumped out the other side (after breaking a terra cotta pot and running through a giant azalea). The dogs chased them to the end of the park and came back.
Last night poor Boudin was depressed because there were no deer to chase. He didn’t even want to eat his deer antlers because he was so sad. I told him I’m pretty sure the deer won’t be back anytime soon, then took him for a nice long walk so he could sniff the deer tracks.
In other news, I finished STONEHENGE at midnight last night. It was so good. So Good. All of the characters that I loved at the beginning turned out to be bat-shit crazy assholes by the end (except the MC), and I wanted them all to die. I won’t tell you if they did or not, but if you know anything about me and the words “so good” I’m sure you can guess. Now I’ve moved on to SONGS OF THE EARTH by Elspeth Cooper and I’m already enjoying it.
I’m also storylining some Daphne and Psyche backstory, because one of Adriana’s huge flags on APOLLO was the fact that Daphne isn’t very sympathetic. Part of me thinks this is a good thing, since, well, if you know the myth you know why. The other part realizes this is bad, because it doesn’t give Apollo much of a reason to pursue her (other than teenage boy hormones). She also pointed out that the Daphne/Psyche conflict wasn’t deep enough. These girls really hate each other, but there isn’t a good enough reason why. So now I’m figuring out why (while still adhering to the Psyche/Eros mythology – I love this type of challenge).
This weekend I’ll be finishing up the vet’s website, which will be a huge load off my shoulders. I’m halfway done with one promised critique, which will leave two more, and then I’ll start re-writing APOLLO. I’m so excited to be writing again, rather than editing!
What about you, Aledans? What are you excited about this week?