Monday Chills and Thrills
Oooooh, it turned cold in Kansas over the weekend. But the sun is shining and temps are projected to go back up sometime in the week, so no worries.
I had another agent request the book, so I proofed the manuscript and sent it off this morning. That's all I'm going to say about that . . .
As for short stories, I have one out called The Firebird. It's about a woman who's trying to make her life perfect, but she has a husband that dislikes her new efforts and he ruins her beautiful picture of the red Heliconia Stricta that she took for photography class. He's also cheating on her, so when she sees the ruined picture she sort of snaps and retreats back into her last imperfection: liquor. Her father died of alcoholism and she's scared of being like him, but can't help it when "these type of desperations hit the hardest." Anyway, I hope it gets published because I really like the character Loretta Raven. She has her flaws, but she is vulnerable in the best way. I love the guy she meets at the bar—Jeremiah Tate. He has a wicked Fu Manchu. Anyway, I'm sure the story isn't perfect, but it was fun to write!
How has Monday been for you?