Saturday, 25 October 2008

I’m Severus Snape


This was the week that I discovered I’m a much tougher cookie than I thought I was. Had a big rejection that I admit knocked me for six, I expected to be depressed for the week, and then found myself bouncing back into gear within the day. Of course, it left everyone who witnessed my sudden intake of breath and sob (note to self: do not open emails at work, especially when you’re the receptionist and everyone walks past your desk) thinking isn’t she supposed to be sad, but hey, you can’t be sad forever.


So what have I accomplished this week?


Well thanks to Kim Kasch and a not-so fun Harry Potter Personality test, I discovered I’m Severus Snape.


I started, finished, revised, finished again, and submitted a story to the Cafe Doom Writing Contest – can’t give anymore details than that as the story will be posted on the forum along with the other entries (twenty-four so far) for voting purposes, so it has to remain pretty much anonymous. Just look out for one containing…. :) Only kidding.


I wrote a flash short story that I intended to send to 52 Stitches when it opens on November 1st, then I decided it was probably not scary enough (or rather not scary at all) so I sent it along to Every Day Fiction instead. I hate the title I subbed, so I’m hoping if it’s accepted they’ll allow me to change it to ‘Travelling Along the Conveyor Belt’.


‘Nobody Smiling’ didn’t place in the Apex Digest Halloween competition, so now I can sub that story to 52 stitches when it opens. Silver linings and all that.


Received my copy of ‘Twisted Dreams’, which contains my story ‘Dead Bolt’. I should have received it ten days ago, but Lulu mixed up the order and sent me a copy of a book about the Lusitania instead. I complained (of course) and they said I could keep that book and they’d get another copy of Twisted Dreams out to me. I feel it is now my duty to feature the Lusitania in a short story.


And on a final screeching note – It’s one week to NaNoWriMo. If you hear an alarm while reading this, don’t worry it’s just my panic button going off.

18 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Wow you packed a lot into that post. I know what you mean about NaNo being only a week away. So much stuff to do so little time to get it done. You can post me as a writing buddy if you want. I already have Barry and Stewart Neville. It would be an honor to have you included as well.

I wonder what Potter character I would be? Probably a Weasley.

Kelly said...

I was Molly!
You've accomplished a lot in the past week. I wish I'd been as productive with my writing...

Jeremy Kelly said...

As far as that big rejection goes, its just going to make that BIG acceptance you're certainly going to get when you sub it elswhere all the more sweet. From all the snooping I've done on your blog, it sounds like a great story and I can't wait to see it in print and say, hey, I knew her when...

Aaron Polson said...

Rejections, bah! Who needs 'em? (really, I'd be glad to give them up, cold turkey)

Best of luck with NaNo...and the Lusitania story, hmmm? Maybe it's fate. You never know.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Okay just took the quiz and I too am Snape. I really thought I would be a Weasley.

Myrrh said...

I'm doing NaNo too and I am scrambling. Good luck to you! I'm Myrrh on nanowrimo.org if you want to add me!

Jodi Lee said...

I'm a Snape, too.

Your quick bounce-back from the rejection just means you're starting to take them in stride. It's a good thing. ;) Well, that and NaNo is probably taking over any stresses from elsewhere.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I don't need a quiz to tell me I'm Snape. I have a mirror ; )

K.C. Shaw said...

I got Dumbledore, which surprised me. Anyway, Snape's the most interesting character in the Harry Potter books.

Ouch to the rejection! I'm glad it didn't hurt too long.

Catherine J Gardner said...

YAY! for my fellow Snape's. And a wee nod to Molly & Dumbledore.

Myrrh & Jamie, I'll add you to my NaNo list when I head over there tomorrow.

LOL! Natalie

Aaron Polson said...

Ummm...I took the quiz.

Remus Lupin? (INFP) I used to be an extrovert...

Kim Kasch said...

Sorry about the rejection - but not about Snape. It's a good thing to be an interesting person. And K.C. Shaw's right - what would HP have been without Snape?

Not much.

Brenda said...

Way to put on a smile and keep going...Sorry to hear about the rejection, but you did good...got right back on the horse as they say....

My theory is this: Chocolate will get you through NaNo...that is why they have it for the month of November, so you can eat all the Halloween candy that is left over and/or that your children bring home! Grin...

Catherine J Gardner said...

I find an IV drip full of chocolate will get you through almost anything. :)

Mary said...

Sorry about the big rejection. Keep that chocolate drip flowing. You’ll get there! :)

I, too, am Severus Snape! Which surprised me.

Carrie Harris said...

*hug* I'm thinking rejections should be outlawed. It's one of the first changes I'll make when I take over the world.

Barry Napier said...

I've got the cogs in overdrive for ideas for 52 Stitches. Best of luck!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Mary, I guess we're not as good as we think we are. ;)

Carrie, we'll keep the little rejections and outlaw the big ones. :)

Barry, I think Aaron & Ed are going to be flooded with stories this Saturday. Good luck. :)