Tuesday 12 July 2011

Check-In-Tuesday: Always Money In The Strawberry Stand

I'm back from holiday! It was lovely, I needed a break and I definitely got it. I wouldn't say I did no writing, I scribbled down some thoughts as they came to me and thought about my plans for certain story lines, but that was the height of it.

I had planned to bring my netbook with me but, me being me, I left it at home. I thought it was in the car, but it wasn't in the car when I arrived at the holiday house. I had a mini panic attack, when I went to the Freakerton city limits and worried that I may have left it in my driveway where it would get stolen by my friendly yet opportunistic neighbour boys. I once lost my iPhone in the snow, me and electronics do not have the best relationship. However, when I got home I found the bag was in the kitchen, so all was well. I'm now behind in finishing a crit of my friend's MS and was unable to send my MS to my crit group, but I'll catch up.

So, now that I'm back and refreshed I'll do my round-up.

Words written: 3,000 (all on Monday, I didn't write for the week I was on holiday).

Rejections: 3 (Still not too upset. For the moment anyway. I'm sure I'll start wringing my hands and wailing any time now)

Agent requests: 1 partial request. Yay!

Current favourite book: I read lots of books on holiday, but Divergent stood out for me. It's nice when a book lives up to the hype (As factions go I think I'm Amity or Erudite. Whatever else, I'm not Dauntless. I'm afraid of my own shadow, banjos, wrists and my friendly yet opportunistic neighbour boys).

High point of the week: Wexford is the strawberry capital of Ireland. Well, at the very least it grows a lot of them and there's lots of stand along the roads where you can pull in and buy some. My husband and I recently discovered the joys of Arrested Development, so imagine our delight when we found a stand shaped like a strawberry! It's not a banana stand (there's always money in the banana stand, after all) but it's fairly cool nonetheless.

Low point of the week: Thinking that I'd lost my netbook. Panic was not helped by the fact I couldn't remember if I'd backed-up my work.

How about everyone else? How is your writing going?


  1. Congrats on the partial request! :) That's pretty awesome. My writing is going okay, but I definitely need to be doing more.

  2. I'm so happy for the partial! That's so awesome!

  3. that is so awesome that they agent wants something from you!!!!! woo-hoo!


  4. Welcome back, Christine.Glad the holiday was Strawberry. Awful about the netbook...I hosted a writers' retreat last week at my vacation house and put everyone through temporary loss of electricity then thought I'd lost my cell phone so we did all this group scouting only for me to discover it was in my makeup case in my purse. Met my writing goal which was to fill in character studies. Keep us posted on the agent....!!!

  5. You're afraid of wrists?

    Oh, and congrats on the partial request!

  6. Congrats on the request! My writing doesn't feel like writing anymore as I have entered revision hell :) But I'll be ok...I'm taking a much needed vacation as well.

  7. Welcome back and congrats on the partial!

  8. Congrats on the partial! I hope it becomes a request for a full and then an offer of representation for you :)

    I loved Divergent. A friend bought it for me for my birthday and I read it in a couple hours. I can't wait for the second one!!