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Sunday (plus a day) Report Card
Monday, August 31st, 2009

Tomorrow’s the day. At the butt-crack of dawn, I’ll be on the road to the airport in North Little Rock. Then many hours later, I’ll be stepping off the plane in Seattle, where hopefully, I’ll be met by my writer buddies who will have arranged a rental vehicle to get us to our retreat cottage.

And even though I’m the Queen of Focus, this past week has been a bust so far as writing is concerned. I can’t keep from thinking about what to pack, what I want to take to work on—and the many ways I can think of to dodge cooking duty. That’s not something I ever mastered. I burn Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.

Let me reflect on what I have managed to accomplish, and my setbacks, for the month. Then I’ll give into the urge to turn giddy with excitement about my working vacation.

On August 1st, my “Brief” Eye of the Storm was released by Harlequin Spice.

The first was also the day I received acceptance on The Out-of-Towner for an upcoming Cleis Press anthology, entitled Girl Crush.

From August 9 – 15, my sister and I conducted the annual Write 50 Books a Year free workshop at Rose’s Colored Glasses.

This month I wrote a short story entitled The Obedient Wife and submitted it on August 14th for the Cleis Press anthology Fairytale Lust.

On August 18th, I received a “reject, but would like to see revisions or something new” from an editor I’m targeting. After spending a day wallowing in disappointment, I brushed myself off, enlisted help from a friend, talked to my agent, and came up with a new plan of attack.

This month I wrote chapters 2-9 of my neverending story about two firemen and two best girlfriends. I submitted the story, tentatively titled Juicy, on August 21st.

The rest of this month, I finished a chapter on a futuristic, worked on revisions of a paranormal proposal and dabbled with new projects plotting, but nothing else is finished.

So, yes, an eventful month and a productive one, but I did come in two chapters shy of my goal for the last project. Which if I factor in the two EXTRA chapters I wrote on Juicy kinda evens out. So I could claim success, right?

Now that I’ve bored you to tears with my report card, I’ll sign off. I have clothes to iron, shampoo and conditioner to pour into travel bottles, and undies to find.

I’ve preposted blogs for the entire time I’ll be gone, along with several chances for you to win stuff, so be sure to stop by. I’ll be “live” again on September 10th.

Love ya! Adios!! ~DD

9 comments to “Sunday (plus a day) Report Card”

  1. Fran
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 7:10 am · Link

    Have a great time!!!



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:15 am · Link

    Fran! Thanks!! I know I will.



  3. SonyaM
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    Personally, I find this month’s report card thrilling. I have yet another Delilah Devlin story to look forward to reading. When finalized, I know your never-ending story will be great.

    Have a safe and fabulous trip.



  4. Jane
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 4:53 pm · Link

    Have fun. Did you get new undies?



  5. Heather Brewer
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 5:03 pm · Link

    have a safe trip and enjoy!!!!



  6. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Thanks, everybody. Had a pedicure today so my tat looks fabulous. Have my clothes packed, just have to get together the toiletries, but damn, I think my suitcase is going to be overweight!

    Sonya! You’re sweet to say that.



  7. Fedora
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Have a fabulous time, Delilah! What an amazing month you’ve had! Travel safe, and can’t wait to hear all about it on the other side!



  8. Delilah
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      · September 1st, 2009 at 10:17 pm · Link

    Fedora! Thanks! All the ladies arrived safely this afternoon. We’ve already talked ourselves out, and now we’re ready to get to work. I’m thinking I need a really good night’s sleep first. :grin:



  9. Heather Brewer
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      · September 2nd, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    Glad you made it safely. hope you have a great trip and take lots of pix.

    BTW – I think we bought a house in Bryant this week. We got to see the one we were talking about last week.