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?


  1. By the way, not all my stories are about messed-up marriages. I have one about a lonely New York radio DJ who has annexed himself out in the middle of nowhere to escape some charges of embezzlement. His name is Hank Lane and he works the night shift. His old flame shows up and he has to make some important decisions about whether he wants to keep his dignity, or go back and be famous. It's kind of a mystery: did he take the money?

    It's fun writing short stories!

  2. Amy - here's to the manuscript you sent off. Hope everything goes well. I would love to read your stories and intend to when they all get published.
    How's Monday been for me? Good. The sun's been out - (we had torrential rain yesterday) and I've been into Welshpool and bought a new washing machine which was delivered this afternoon! My old one went toes up a week ago and the laundry situation's verging on critical. Hope you've had a good day too! Keep writing. I love reading your posts.

  3. Molly, I giggled at the thought of you against a huge pile of laundry! But I've been there and shouldn't laugh. Thanks for the sweet words! Hope the sun shines for at least a week!

  4. Congrats on getting your MS requested! And it turned really chilly here in Texas too and it's lovely!

  5. Thank you Kimberly! Are you glad it's fall? I am, because it was so hot this summer, but boooooo to the long winter ahead : )~

  6. Success is just around the corner, I'm sure.

    How was yesterday? Bloody awful! It poured and the wind blew like crazy. EXACTLY what I didn't want. It almost put Lady M off her yoga class, so it must have been bad.

  7. I wonder if this is an indication of your coming winter? For your sake, I hope not. Last year was one long, cold horrible stretch. No need for a repeat!

  8. Oh, good luck with the book sub!! I hope it goes well. :)

    It got cold here in Ohio as well. I love fall, but I dislike the reminder that winter is coming soon. :/


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