|Time for a booster!|
Yup, I'm still alive and kickin', and... if I do say so myself (and I DO), I'm better than ever! Taking the summer off from Blog Land was just what the doctor ordered. I feel recharged, and all summer I've been making little notes on my iPhone as I think of post ideas, so I'll have a few good 'uns coming as soon as I find the time to write them.
Blogging was a hard habit to break at first, but once I got used to living life a little more under the radar, the more I liked it.
In other words, at first I was all:
And then I was like:
|Ooooh, so this is what "free time" feels like!|
But now I'm back, bitchessssssss! So let's ketchup.
First of all, we survived Irene, who turned out to be a bit of a dud here in NH. All talk, no action -- typical, amiright fellas?
In other news, I've made lots of great progress on the freelance writing front, though I have also decided to hold on to my office job for a while longer -- by choice! What can I say? It pays the bills, and us Cancer the Crabs like the security of knowing where our next burrito is coming from. I'll just be one of those people who punch the clock Monday through Friday but plug away at their creative pursuits in the hopes of someday being able to
Also... I've got another book to write! At the end of last year I started working for Oddee... and I started talking to the owner right off the bat about taking one of their many popular blog posts and turning it into a book. We swung and missed the first time around, and the boss kind of lost interest... but La Bev persevered. Oh yes. You see, even though I'm sorta like, "Meh, I'll just keep this sucky job because I'm awfully fond of eating" in some ways, in other ways, I can be quite determined once I set my mind on something.
I decided I wanted to write another book, so I pushed on. I got a literary agent and pitched a few more ideas... and whaddya know? About 7 months after I started trying, I hit a home run! My agent had a little bidding war between three interested publishers, and I pretty much spent a week in a state of euphoria that can only be described as a pig orgasm, only lasting 7 days instead of 30 minutes:
|Via The Oatmeal|
Other than that, I've eliminated some really negative influences from my daily life and started taking my vitamins and eating my Wheaties, so I'm feeling really good. Kind of like the Old Bev, which is to say, the Young Bev! I've been reading up on and researching some of my favorite subjects in hopes of continuing work on the novel I started last winter, and that work makes me feel really fulfilled. I've also been spending lots of time with my family, which has been awesome! I have oodles of pics to share, but I'll save those for another post because I've been going on and on and yet I still feel like I have SO MUCH to say to you guys!
Plus I have to put on some pants and take my kid to football practice.
I'll write more soon, I promise! I hope you've all been doing well!