…and sent an e-query to an editor at Kensington, as well as a partial submission to Dorchester. I ended up just putting the address with a line at the end: Attn: Editorial Assistant and skipping a “Dear Whoever” entirely. If (when? hehe – just kidding!) they reject my partial, I’m sure it won’t be because of that. =)
Looking forward to my first last class tonight. It should actually be my second session of my last Master’s class, but I was sick last week so couldn’t make it. I’m looking forward to it since it’s a topic I really enjoy, Managing Human Resources. Just don’t get me thinking about how much the blasted book was USED!…Grr! 😉
Still waffling on whether to focus on my adult UF, my YA UF, or taking up a YA SF of some sort…I’ll keep poking at the YA UF in the meantime. Kristin Nelson said that editors are really wanting to see YA paranormals that don’t involve vampires or shapeshifters, and mine has neither (so far)!
I’ve decided to submit Reborn in Fire over the transom to Dorchester. I’m poring over their website and submission guidelines, and they say to direct anything (unless otherwise directed) to Editorial Assistant. Ugh. I hate that, just because it makes addressing it a pain. Do I just say, “Dear Editorial Assistant” ? I DO NOT want to say “To Whom it May Concern.” I’d prefer to not do the “Attn: Editorial Assistant” thing unless that’s the only option. What say my flist members?
*sigh* Just as I feared, the chest cold has settled into place and just WILL NOT go away! Those stupid antibiotics were making me feel funky again so I stopped taking them and called the doc’s office. Of course she’s out today *sigh* so not available to call anything in, PLUS I’ve only seen her once (my last doctor left private practice to go work at a university or something) so the medical assistant thought she’d want to see me before prescribing something anyway. So I made an appointment for 10:30 tomorrow morning. I will beg and plead for a cough syrup with codeine so I can get sleep and a Z-pack to kill this gunk in my chest. That’s what my old doctor always prescribed and it always works. It just sucks I have to resort to this EVERY single time I get a chest cold and I have to blow half my sick days on one illness. I just thank God the two years I REALLY needed this not to happen–the year I was pregnant and the year after, when I had no sick time thanks to maternity leave–it actually didn’t.
And also that I now have 3 weeks of vacation because I’m gonna need ’em!
Also, sorry for the boring whiney posts but no writing until I feel better.
Gah. I know there are people who have things much worse than I do–battling extreme adversity, hunger, floods, pestilence, plagues, war, etc.–and I send them positive vibes and financial support whenever I can. But seriously. I am so ever-loving sick of being sick I could just scream. And really, it’s just the cough thing that makes me so crazy. Partially as a result of having the whooping cough in third grade (you know it’s bad when a third-grader would rather have been in school the entire 5 weeks than out sick…whooping cough is just AWFUL and I SO understand why so many children died of it back in the day), no doubt. Don’t click if easily grossed out…
*cry* My baby boy is MORE than making up for being so healthy the first year of his life. We’ve only had one completely healthy week out of the past…what? 5? 6? weeks. Now we’ve moved on to a chest cold. The baby developed it first (naturally), the main symptom being a nasty little hacking cough. Then on Friday it finally settled into husband and me, and we spent just about all weekend laying around the house doing nothing. Other than going out to eat because neither of us were up to cooking. Today, husband felt well enough to go to work but thanks to my hacking cough I hardly slept and my chest and throat hurt like hell. I swear, for the past 5 years this is what happens to me every time I get a chest cold. It settles into my chest and develops into bronchitis. Then I spend a month coughing, with or without antibiotics. *cry*
Well, I have antibiotics already (from a skin condition) that I haven’t been taking. They were making me feel ill so I decided to go off them for a bit and then try again, just in case it wasn’t them. So now I’m going to try them again just in case this HAS already turned into bronchitis. The antibiotics do nothing against the cold, but they help clear up bronchitis once that sets in. And if I’m still coughing really badly later on, I’m going to see if my doctor will call in a prescription cough syrup so I can sleep tonight.
Argh! Needless to say that was a wasted weekend of no writing!