Wednesday, September 19, 2012


The internet is down as I write this (so is our phone). Good thing it's not indicative of the day I've had!

Writing is going well. I passed the 50,000 word mark AND the ending is starting to gel. Can I say PUMPED? Okay, I will! I'm PUMPED! I've just been forcing the writing out, hoping something would come to me, and it has. Talk about relieved.

Sitting butt in chair and writing something, anything, is soooo true! Eventually your mind (or muse) will figure it out. I'm having fun now.

I finally got the instructions I've been waiting for to submit my short story for an anthology contest my chapter is putting on for chapter members. They are looking to publish by November 1, so I shouldn't have to wait too long to find out if I made it. And if I make it, I expect you all to buy a copy of the book.

Ah, just kidding.

Well, not really.

Spider update: Yep, he's still alive. I assume it's a he, since I don't see any eggs. If I did, then I might have to do some slaying. So far he's just been busy catching moths and rebuilding his web. And so far, I refuse to open the back door. Ain't having him in MY house. How do you like this picture? I finally got one of him being active.

This Friday, I will be doing my husband a HUGE favor and will stand in line at the AT&T store so he can get the iPhone 5. His iPhone 3 died back in early August (the phone part broke, not the rest of it) and when he heard the 5 was coming out soon, he decided to wait. I know it's been killing him. He bought a cheapie phone, one that did not require a plan, just to get by. He's been barely getting by, too. I'm tired of hearing him whine about it.

So, yeah, I'm going to be good and hopefully get him one of the 5s. I figure it will be no different than when I had to stand in line at Dragon*Con to wait for a panel (or at the RT Con when I had to wait for a meal). I'll have a book. It'll be good.




Maria Zannini said...

You're a good wife to stand in line. But isn't the iPhone 5 on backorder for the next three weeks?

If you pre-ordered, you should be able to get it. But from what I heard on the news they sold all two million phones on the first day.

You might want to call to make sure before you wait in line. I'd be awful mad to wait in line just to find out it's on backorder.

It was the same way with the iPad2. Greg went to Best Buy and they told him six weeks. He ordered it online directly from Apple and it took him a little more than two weeks.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I called our local store. They will have a limited number on supply and will cap the line, so if I show up too late, then he's out. He can pre-order the phone, but he was told it would take three weeks (after the 21st). He's hoping he doesn't have to wait THAT long. If I can't get one on Friday, he'll have to go that route, then. I don't mind doing it. It's not like the mall is all THAT far away (less than 10 miles).

Jennette Marie Powell said...

You're a good wife. I wouldn't stand in line for an iPhone - I'd rather wait the three weeks. Although maybe the whining's that bad... :)

Congrats on your progress! I'm looking forward to seeing your story in the anthology!

LD Masterson said...

I can't remember the last item (or movie, ticket, etc.) that I wanted bad enough to standing in line on 'opening day'. I wonder if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Anne Gallagher said...

Once the weather gets cool, Mr. Spider will crawl off in his hidey hole and die. So it shouldn't be too much longer.

As for waiting...nope. Not me. I'm the type of person to say, "Oh honey, I waited but I didn't get one." when I was sitting home all day doing my own thing. But that's just me. I'm not a wife.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I'm curious to know how many people submitted to the anthology. I'd like to think we're shoo-ins (although, you probably are).

Linda - Not even for black Friday??? I think I'm always standing in line! Done it for all the Twilight movies, and then Hunger Games, too. And all the time at conventions. I guess when you want a good seat (or the item), it's worth it. And my hubby is worth it.

Anne - Well, the weather is getting cooler by the night (downright cold last night). We'll see how much longer he lasts.