Deadline.

Sorry I’ve not posted lately…. I don’t really know to whom I am apologizing, the universe? the internets? the 3 people that read my blog? (Hi Leah, Joe, Sheila). Part of the “posting problem” is that I am on deadline to finish my book. Now lest ye get all excited thinking I have a publishing contract or something (I wish) the deadline is to submit a “whole” draft to my fellow writers — and the professor– who will be teaching the Master Class at the Taos Summer Writing Conference in July. I have been accepted into the class, limited to only 6 attendees, and with the expectation that said attendees have a ‘whole” draft of their “novel length” piece ready for critique. HA HA HA…. what was I thinking? I’m writing at a snail’s pace of 2 pages per week, and even turning those in late to my own Read and Critique group. I have 128 pages. Make that 130…. I should have 200 pages of “Reconstructing My Mother.” My deadline is May 18 to be postmarked. No exceptions.
Like I said. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Oh yeah, I’ve been depressed. April 15 marked the one year anniversary of my father’s passing… not to mention the fact that I OWED the flipping IRS and I am totally broke and feeling completely pathetic and depressed and lonely and ugly even though everyone keeps saying how great my hair looks and my new glasses and “are you SEEEING someone…” yeah. right. did I mention that I was depressed?

In conclusion. I have a book to write. I just stopped in to say hello.

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3 thoughts on “Deadline.

  1. Hi back! Hang in there, chica.Shoulders back, boobs out, hair fabulous. The book will come, I have no doubt whatsoever.Don’t forget the part where you HAVE FUN.

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  2. I’m so excited to hear that you are making progress on your book! Maybe you could post some tid bits from the book here?

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  3. ah, but if you look to the right, the side bar, where it says “best of jesais” you’ll see a link to “Me and Billy Chrystal” that is an excerpt of my book… and actually me reading at First Friday Open Mic night. AND if you go to http://www.FirstFridayProse.com you’ll find more of me reading, along with some other great writers…. check it out.

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