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MS has been requested

Another publisher has tossed his name in the hat. I received an email for a request of the complete MS for “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure”. He inquired if I had an illustrator on hand.

This is someone from the free writers conference that I attended on February 25thof this year. The giddiness had not really evaporated from the previous publisher. Now the mood is full blow WOW.  They say milk does a body good, well so does this. An email was received last night saying it had been received and placed in the queue. I will know in 4-6 weeks. The waiting game begins.

I am trying to not over think this for that can get a person in trouble. Instead I will focus on my NaNoEdMo and continue to write. But as I do baby woohoos comes out of me and a big smile ends up on my face. It can’t be helped. I just want to stand up and shout, but what I would yell is uncertain, just now that is the sentiment that is radiating from my body.

Telling Jasper the good news, he just cocked his head to the side then lowered it for me to pat him.  That just about sums it up right as far as he was concern. If only his laid back attitude could be passed on through me right now.

Traffic Light

If I could be the only person on the road driving when I do my errands I would be a happy person. Granted I am not the best driver but every day people prove to me that I am definitely not the worse. One of my pet peeves about driving is people who are first in line at a red traffic light. I feel it is your duty to pay attention if you find yourself in this position.

There has been many times I have not been able to go through an intersection due to some moron in front of me who has failed to notice the light turn green. There are number of reasons I have noticed for this to happen. I have seen people rummage through their purse, texting on their phone, applying makeup, or getting that must last sip of coke that you got from the gas station because you just need to get a sip RIGHT NOW. What is more frustrating is when they do notice the light and it is on yellow and they proceed to make the turn or go straight leaving all the cars behind in the fumes of your vehicle. If you don’t have the good sense to pay attention then stop passing me on the road to where I have to slam my breaks so you can get to the next light first only to find it has turn red. To which this I do get inside glee and I will yell “Where did that get you $#&$&, you passed me for what, to get to a red light 3 seconds before me. How is that working for ya?”

But they do get me back for they will then fail to pay attention when it does turn green leaving us all fuming at yet another idiot on the road among us. Yeah road rage is alive and kicking in North Carolina and I am sure all over . If you see you are approaching a light that is red pay attention because sooner or later you will be behind someone just like you and it will be your turn to yell as they leave you in the dust.

Maybe I should start biking.