Surprise! It's Susie!
I try to check in here every once in a while, and it's always a relief to see that you're still here!
Thanks for keeping the thread going!
I've just finished another tweaking of my memoir, bringing it down to 87,000 words. Every week I send out more agent queries, each time trying to improve or change the process so that I'm not just sending out a zillion identical queries with an equal number not responding. In an effort to keep the project alive, I keep finding acquaintances to read it. Two of my former Starbucks baristas are the latest ones. (I tend to make friends with my baristas and when they move on to other jobs, I keep in touch with them.) One has yet to start it, but the other one has. She is actually more of a Twilight Hater, but she thinks the book is totally charming! She's about 26 years old and the other one is close to that age as well. It's funny, but it seems like younger women are actually more drawn to my book than my age! You'd think my age would want to live vicariously. Unfortunately, many of my peers have forgotten how to have fun! That being said, my friend's 82 year old mother loved it because she's an arm-chair traveler.
Now on to what you've been up to-
Sean - I really hope your new medication works well for you so you can enjoy life.
Lynne - I think I'll read the Reign on my Kindle since I won't want to wait to have it delivered. Have fun with your son during the school holiday. I know it can sometimes be hard to fill the time, but baking sounds like a great activity! My mouth was watering at the thought of hot crossed buns! Yum! Did you put butter on them while they were still warm?
Sarah - Are you going to Hawaii soon? Maybe you've already left. Be careful of those tanning beds -they can be cancerous. Still, I know that if you don't have some sort of base, you'll immediately get sunburned in Hawaii. Back in my twenties, I stayed on Waikiki Beach and got so sunburned on the first day watching a Hula demonstration outside at high noon, In fact, it skipped the sunburned stage and went right to the sun poisoning stage with itchy bumps. I couldn't spend a lot of time on the beach after that.
Susan - I'm glad you got an appointment with a psychiatrist for your son. When is it? That experience with the boy and the bike drove me crazy and I was just reading about it, not experiencing it like you did. What a crazy mother! I'm sorry you have to deal with people like that. Hooray for being able to go back to work after suffering from Shingles.
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. We had 8 inches of snow Thursday into Friday, but now it's all melting because officially it's spring, you know!
Bye for now!