Thursday, March 27, 2008

Early Readers

I wish I were one of those parents who long for school vacations. The kind of parent who relishes time alone with the kids - no schedules, no rules. Yeah. School vacations drive me crazy. When you work from home, everything that you have to do falls completely by the wayside and all of your focus is on the kids. Why not? You didn't have anything else to do, did you? My web writing has suffered during this Spring Break and the YA revisions? Fuggedaboudit.

I do love my kids - and yes I completely realize how quickly they're growing up. But 24/7, everyone gets on everyone's nerves and they spend as much time fighting as hanging out. Not to say, we haven't done anything fun. We drove down to SoCal to see the cousins, went bowling (I beat everyone he he he), played up at the playground and introduced them to the wonders of Forrest Gump. Several times.

The revision is nagging at me right now. Agent E gave me the thumbs up (along with several emailed pages of suggestions :) and has asked successful author that I really admire to read the revision when I'm done with it. Gulp. That alone is stressing me out almost more than sending it out to editors. I think in my hazy state I agreed to have it done by April 10th. When do they go back to school again?

On this date: In 1998, the FDA approved Viagra.


Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

I agree completely. I love my son but everytime he has vacation, or a day off, or even a half day, my work suffers.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

Boy, do I know how you feel!

I don't even try to write when the kids are home. Otherwise I end up just being so frustrated and cranky ... then I take it out on them, which is bad for everyone.

I can't wait for Spring break to be over so I can get back to writing!