Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God! That was my reaction when I checked my emails last night and saw one from an agent enthusing over my submission and requesting a look at the rest of my manuscript. I was so excited I nearly … well, you get the picture. Then, I thought to myself ‘hold on – they’re not on my list!’ Then I realised that she was someone who’d contacted me a few weeks ago requesting a sample of my work, which I did, and I forgot to follow-up on my intention to check out her company – long story short, they are a vanity press! I deflated but my sister-in-law tells me to look on the bright side – at least she liked the submission!
So, here I am waiting again. With a swollen foot – that’s where the sting bit comes in. Mowing the lawn on Saturday – toes itched (thought it was athlete’s foot at first) then two toes swelled up. A few hours later swelling increased to all toes, that night – itchtastic! – foot swelled up! Yesterday morning the swelling had crept up past my ankle. Went to the doctor yesterday afternoon and was told I’d had a black fly bite. Of course, now the itching has stopped (almost) but the swelling remains.
And the lawn needs mowing again…..
…and I haven’t written anything since Sunday!