April 26, 2010

My Craptastic Day With a Touch of Frosting

What a crap day. Where to start... First off, I had a guy from a window and door company in today to look at my side door. It's been leaking for a while, but we haven't had the money to fix until now. The guy picked at the floor, tore some of it up and, low and behold, one of the joists (not sure of spelling) is rotten. Okay then. So a job I had anticipated costing me about $1200 is creeping up into the thousands. The guy told me it is beyond what he can do and to call a contractor. Even better. Also, because of the damage, we will also have to replace the flooring in the kitchen. Awesome.

Also, I just received another form rejection in the mail. I am just waiting for a giant seagull to fly into my house and shit on my head. That would be the perfect end to this craptastic day.

On the bright side, I spoke to an editor/publisher today who decided to take pity on me and give me her thoughts on my first chapter of FI. She said she liked the idea and it was absolutely marketable, however, I need to do some editing, particularly showing versus telling, and adverb use. So, at the very least, I had a somewhat pleasant end to my wonderful day. I'll let you know if I get bombed by seagulls when I go out later to buy a book on showing versus telling.

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