Good news! I am currently working with some cool writers on a website that will make the Crit Partner Classifieds permanent and way more functional than it currently is. So be on the lookout for that! It'll be so incredibly awesome. I promise.
2. I kind of tore my rotator cuff, which means my shoulder aches constantly, and hurts REALLY BAD when I pull up my pants or try to buckle my seat belt. It's a party, I'm telling you. And how did I tear my rotator cuff? By exercising—exercising for my insurance company that FINES ME if I don't.
And now I know why. Because when I get injured exercising I have to pay them to go to the freaking doctor. Oh, the evil of my insurance company knows no bounds. Seriously, I might have to write a dystopian about this. Gattaca, but worse. Like, living in a society where you are constantly at risk of being penalized for not meeting physical standards. And if you don't meet enough—THEY KILL YOU. You know, since you are basically worthless to society anyway.
Yeah, I smell a bestseller. Except I am so not morose enough to write dystopian. Is there such a thing as funny dystopian? All my stuff ends up mildy humorous, or at least bitingly sarcastic. Hmm, maybe that could work.
Also, you think I'm playing their games? Heck no, I'm going to TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. (Don't worry, it's not *that* bad. Little tear. Not in agony here.)
3. Ninja Girl found scissors. She has very short bangs now. How does that happen? Seriously, every little kid I have ever known has done this. I have picture from my own childhood with this super short bang treatment I gave myself. It's like a rite of passage.
She looks hilarious. I can't help but laugh every time I look at her. I'm so going to give my kids some raging complexes. Can't. Wait.
4. You know what's really cool? When your agents gets back to you saying she likes your book! Wee! And not only that, but her suggestions for edits are FUN. So you can't wait to get going and everything you get to add is awesome and makes the book better. It's been a very, VERY long time since I've enjoyed editing this book. I honestly never thought I'd even like the story again.
It's incredible what a little positive feedback can do. What? The book is good? REALLY? Whoa. I can't believe it's actually good. I mean, yeah, I edited it for over a year, but still. I was pretty sure it was crap.
But it's not! Who knew?
And know I'm gonna go make pizza. Yes, I make my own pizza, and it's way better than any chain. I know I'm making you jealous, but I did spend the entire afternoon at the DMV and the Health Department, which totally evens it out.