Friday, January 20, 2012

Rough Day

Today I thought about 36 years ago. That's when I joined the Army. A long time ago, but almost like yesterday, too. I was going to write a better blog about it, but work got busy and then I got some disappointing news, so when I came home all I wanted to do was read (I doesn't hurt that I like 11/22/63 and I'm finding it hard to put down).

You see, I got another rejection. It stings like always, but I think the reading helped.

Tomorrow I'm off to a writer workshop to learn writer stuff. I just hope the roads aren't too icy (I have to drive to Columbus). It's sleeting out there now and it supposed to turn to freezing rain. But the car is in the garage, so as long as the roads are treated (and I believe they are), then I'm good to go.

Have a good weekend!


Maria Zannini said...

Don't sweat the rejection. There are other fish in the sea.

Have a safe trip.

And congrats on your 36th Army anniversary. Judging by what I hear, it's a different Army now than it was then. I'd love to hear about your experiences from back then when you feel up to it.

Anne Gallagher said...

Rejections suck. No doubt about it. But keep your chin up. This is a back backing business.

And hey, be careful on the roads. I saw the news, it's supposed to be a nasty day.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Sorry about the rejection. That stinks. :hugs:

Be careful out there, and have an awesome workshop.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks for the comments. I appreciate it.

Roads going to Columbus were a little icy, but I drove slow and allowed for the time, so no problems there (yay!). Coming home was so much nicer - roads were dry.

I enjoyed the workshop, too. Very informative.

Now I'm off to read some more. When you can't get the book out of your head, you know you're in trouble! I'll have it finished this weekend for sure.

The Happy Whisk said...

Sorry to read this. But I'm glad you had a good time at the workshop.

midnightblooms said...

Ugh, sorry about the rejection.

Reading might be one of the better activities to do after getting a rejection.

I haven't read 11/22/63, but I am currently reading THE GUNSLINGER, another King book. Have you read it?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Whisk - The workshop was fun. Didn't win any of the raffle baskets, but came away with some helpful information.

Melissa - Yeah, I've read The Gungslinger and all the Dark Tower books. The first one is the slowest and the 2nd one (Drawing of the Three) is my favorite of the series.

The Happy Whisk said...

Helpful information is wonderful. Always good.