I’m going to be swinging from a looong vine tomorrow that’ll land me in arctic Chicago. My visits home are always filled with monkey business, but I’m hoping to still curl up at my parents’ labor-of-love dial-up internet connection and play with some writing prompts like I’ve wanted to for a while—very excited to generate new material of any sort after the long process of revising the same work.
No updates on that project in the meantime. I’ve submitted to two independent publishers so far, one in the US and one in the UK, so that I can go into the next two weeks of festivities with some semblance of peace of mind that’ll enable me to just play for while. On my return, I’ve got two US literary agents on my list to query as soon as their holiday hiatuses lift. And then, *gulp*, I’m going to attempt the challenge that brave Mister Milo has set out for aspiring writers: Write 1 Sub 1, for which we write one story and submit one story every week of the year! (I believe he and his partners-in-crime are offering a monthly variation, however, of which I think I’m going to take advantage). Microfiction counts, so I’m excited to monkey around with that again.
All this said, I’m pooped…and I haven’t even flung any yet today. Time to climb my tree and rest up for the big swing tomorrow morning—I love this time of year when I get to live in a Christmas tree, though I always get in trouble for eating and/or throwing the ornaments.
Happy Holidays, my lovelies!
December 13th, 2010 at 23:22
Have a great Christmas – and all will work out 🙂
January 1st, 2011 at 18:48
I appreciate your optimism, Glen, thank you! Hope your holidays were splendid and looking forward to a new year in the blogosphere with ya :).
December 14th, 2010 at 03:42
Hola Monkita! So tomorrow’s the big day—:D
Deathly Hallows is still playing in IMAX, so I believe we have a date. 😉
January 1st, 2011 at 18:47
Ay Nicki – can’t believe the holidays have already come and gone :(. But London’s calling you…
December 14th, 2010 at 05:39
Happy Holidays, my dear. Hope to see you back next year. 🙂
January 1st, 2011 at 18:44
Thank you, darlin’. Likewise sending my belated tidings and raising a toast to you for a brilliant 2011!
December 14th, 2010 at 20:01
Happy Holidays, monkey!
January 1st, 2011 at 18:41
Right back at ya, Ollin – albeit belatedly! Hope you had a festive season and are revitalized for more writin’ in the new year!
December 15th, 2010 at 00:31
Arctic Chicago? Try flinging some SNOW for a change!
Awesome to have you on board with Write1Sub1, Monkey. =]
January 1st, 2011 at 18:39
Thank you, sir – participating in Write1Sub1 shall be an honor and a privilege :). Time to shake my holiday feast food-coma and get some creativity kicking in! Hope your holidays were merry and all the best to a productive and creative new year of writing!
December 16th, 2010 at 20:49
Welcome back to Chicago! Sorry about the weather. 😦 But it sounds like your writing is going fabulous! Keep up the tremendous work and best of luck for a fruitful holiday!
January 1st, 2011 at 18:38
Thank you, Susan! Am first getting back into the blogosphere after a long and utterly visit home to Chi-town. So very sad to say goodbye yet again to the fam, but am psyched because sister Bev is visiting me here in just a month!!! I send you very best wishes for a successful 2011.
December 21st, 2010 at 15:27
Love the monkey theme on your blog. The only thing you’re missing is monkeys in snow. 😉 Good luck on write1sub1.
January 1st, 2011 at 18:34
Why, thank you! Apologies for the delayed response – have been on hiatus for the holidays, but did manage to make some snow monkeys while home in Chicago :).