Writing Wrongs

January 19, 2006

So, Andrew is (overly) excited that today is his half birthday. He even marked it on the kitchen calendar (Mom's Family Calendar a must have). Maybe because itís his tenth year? Two digits is a big deal. Or it could be this is the first time he remembered it before rather than after the fact.

Iím distracted this week, hence very little updating. I have been writing the 250 (yay, me), but I also found out that yep, Iíll be out of a job on the 31st. This isnít a huge surprise, although I was hoping Iíd be around this particular workplace until the end of February. No such luck. Iíve already contacted my contract house. Now I need to update my rťsumť (I hate updating my rťsumť) and start interviewing again (I hate interviewing).

In an ideal world, Iíd end up with a little downtime. How perfect to be able to finish off The Boysí Club and use the new job as a breather between drafts. I know other writers can jump into editing mode with little time and distance in between. Iím not one of them. And I cast a suspicious eye on those who can (kidding . . . sort of).

Iím also going to read through my Golden Heart entries this week. I have six in the YA category. Thatís the smallest number of entries Iíve ever received. When I judged single title and romantic suspense, RWA has sent me nine. I know last year they were scrambling for YA judges, so I thought it would be a good idea to sign up as one.

And one last thing, because youíve all been dying to know my pizza personality, here it is:

Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.

You focus on living a quality life.

You're not easily impressed with novelty.

Yet, you easily impress others.

What's Your Pizza Personality?

Cheese pizza? Ha. Thatís my kidsí favorite, but Iím not sure it reflects that well on me. Do you suppose I can list it on my rťsumť?

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 11:40 a.m.