Okay, so it is after midnight, and I am technically cheating, but I thought I would go ahead and do it anyway–I almost skipped it, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

Got my three submissions out today, but it is getting harder to find something in the trunk that can go out every day. Of course, I just got a rejection, so that story can go back into the mix…

Most of today was spent watching smaltzy comedies I’d never got around to seeing (He’s Just Not That Into You, The Back-Up Plan, and Couples Retreat) while working on Skellyman until I couldn’t take it any more! But I am probably at least two-thirds of the way through, and one more solid day of revisions and I am sending it out no matter what! In discussion with Newell, I think I am going to take the plunge and send it to agents instead of directly to publishers. We’ll see how that goes. I’ve been scared to seek a GOOD agent because I am afraid of writing to deadlines…but the last few weeks have made that idea a little less daunting.

Of course, tomorrow may blow my streak, because if it isn’t raining, I am playing hookey and going to Sherwood Forest Faire with my loving husband to see Marc Gunn play. It will be part of my Valentine’s Day. If it IS raining, I will be good and finish Skellyman. This is my goal at least. I would love a day off…is that bad of me?

I literally sat on that couch for a good ten or twelve hours working today, so I can’t say anything else got done today, but I feel pretty good about it.

And Death Wish coffee rules!


Today’s poem:



The sky was cloth of gold
this morning–
shot through with
threads of crimson.

A silhouetted applique
of branches
against the fabric
of the dawn.



Today I cleaned ― nothing

Today I weighed ― 183.2

Today I wrote/revised ― mostly Skellyman


It’ll be late again tomorrow probably…

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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5 Responses to 2/9/13

  1. wynwords says:

    Ok, i know i’m always saying that i love a poem… but that poem and that picture need to be in a book, girlie. the two together are magical.

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