Monday, October 26, 2009


There's not too much to write about today...I hope. My blue and gold Macaw, Bruin, is in the hospital. Last night he started coughing and could barely breathe. Our local vet hospital is open 24/7, but they don't have avian vets, and the only two in this whole county don't do weekend/emergency work. So we took Bruin in, and they gave him a shot of antibiotic and put him in an incubator where they could run oxygen in all night. We called this morning, and he made it through the night, but they still don't know what's wrong. We have to find an avian vet today, somewhere.

On top of that, I have a dental appointment today, and need to get my first query letters out to editors for my novel. I've been procrasting on that, and don't really know why. Fear of rejection, maybe?

One of the reasons I've been procrastinating is because I keep rewriting my query. My ICL instructor told me the first version was great, so why do I keep editing it? I don't know...every time I read something about queries, or a sample, I think...hmm, I don't have that, maybe I should include it. But then, I have to leave something else out, because the letter is only supposed to be one page. I absolutely have to be satisfied with some version this week, because I've got to send it out before NaNo begins.

Speaking of which... so far, I have the names of my characters, who they are, what part they play in Lily Leticia's life, and that's it. I did issue a challenge to my fellow Writer's Retreat members, though. I asked them how many were willing to begin their novels at 12:01 am on November 1st. That's when I'm going to start, but then, I'm a night owl. What about you? Are you up to beginning at 12:01 am on November 1st?


  1. Oooh a challenge, I love it. I'll be writing with you at 12:01, though I might only make it to 12:10 :)

    Sorry about your bird and your dental appointment. I do hope you figure out the problem and have it resolved soon. :)

  2. Mikki,
    I'm there. I will be up and writing at 12:01:01, not to be too exact or anything. I've been struggling with what I was gonna' write about and I am happy to say, I finally met my main character, today. Whew! I was gettin' kinda' worried.

    I surely hope Bruin is alright. Keep us posted on his condition, K? I'll be praying.
    ~ Just Joany