Sunday, June 8, 2008

I'm a PRO and It's Hot!!!

It’s June (okay, so you know that much already), but for those of you who live in the Sunshine state, you know exactly what that means. Hot humid weather with a chance (a big one) of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Which do nothing to cool us down once they’ve pasted. On the contrary, they only make the humidity worse.

This morning (early morning, as in the sun was just coming up) the temperature outside, according to my thermometer read 82 degrees. No breeze, just hot weather. The flowers will wilt before you can water them and Science Guy is suggesting I plant cactus instead. Don’t laugh, those of you who know me well. He might have meant because I couldn’t kill them as easily as the other flowers I plant.

I love a garden full of beautiful flowers in bloom. Really, I do. The thing is, I’m really great at taking care of them for awhile. And then I forget to water them. How can someone forget to water the plants they dug in the dirt and lovingly placed in said dirt? I don’t know, but I do.

So, onto bigger and better news then the weather. I am officially PRO!!! Just in case you’re not a reader of romance or a writer of romance, this doesn’t mean what you might be thinking. It means I’ve done what I’m supposed to do in this next step of writing. I’ve sent out my baby into the world. The world of agents.

And yes, I received a rejection letter. A pretty great one too. How can a rejection letter be great? Because although it was a no, it was a little more than that. She was interested, she liked it, but it wasn’t right for her at this time. It went on to say, she hoped I was submitting it elsewhere, because it would find a home.

I am submitting it elsewhere and believe it will find the home it needs to be in. I do have an editor that’s interested in seeing it and so I’ll be sending it out this week to that publishing house as well.

This is why I am now considered a pro in the world of writing. I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing to achieve the dream of writing as my career. I’m writing the book, completing the book, polishing the book, before I do anything, and then I’m sending it out.

My fingers are crossed for the agent it’s with right now. I’m hoping they will want to see more of the work. And yes, I’m hoping they will want to work with me.

However, I’m also writing the next book and continuing on. Because first and foremost, I am a writer and it’s what I have to do. It’s like an addiction. You can never stop, because the world as you know it would never be the same. And I’m loving the world I’m in.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Karen Lingefelt said...

Vicki, congratulations on getting your PRO status! You've taken a step big and brave.

I know what you mean about the heat and the plants. Our lawn is turning brown because of the watering restrictions. Yet I have an allamanda with so many yellow flowers I lost count; and several hibiscus plants in bloom, including one that nearly died in a big freeze earlier this year. Last week it rallied and exploded with blossoms, now the poor thing is wilting and I've been taking the watering can to it each day; ditto my jasmine tree.

Patricia W. said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you.

And no, it's not HOT. It's SWELTERING!!!

Jill James said...

Vicki, congrats on your PRO status. I spent 3 hours on Saturday at an outside graduation, I know all about wilting. LOL

Liza said...

Congrats Vicki on your PRO status! I have to agree that it is more than hot right now! June and the highs are in the upper 90's. We are in for a very HOT Summer at this rate.

Malicious Intent said...

HOT HOT HOT! I can hear the sizzle from here!

Carolyn Jean said...

SO cool! Congrats! And good luck.