Tuesday, January 27, 2009

bad day :(

Today is not turning out to be a good day in all kinds of ways. Feeling down for assorted reasons, and also just have too much to do this week, and certain things are taking WAY MORE TIME than they should, which just means all the other things I need to do are still sitting there, waiting. Impatiently. Looking at me.


Blogging while blue and frustrated and stressed out is probably not the best idea. So I won't go on and on. Just felt like sending out a small wail of angst to my internet friends.

Some good news to even things out:

So happy for VCFA faculty types Kathi Appelt and Tobin Anderson for their well-deserved honors yesterday!

Also was really glad to see some wonderful children's author friends last night at Betsy Bird's Kidlit Drinks Night at Gstaad.

And forgot to mention happy news from school in my last post, which is that my advisor this semester is none other than the fabulous Cynthia Leitich Smith, and I am very excited to be working with her.

See, good things are going on, too. Just need to try and focus more on those and less on the other things. And to just keep my head down and work, work, work. But also to get outside for a few minutes to clear my head at some point. Maybe right now.


  1. I didn't have the greatest of days either, so I'm right there with you.

    Is it too corny to say let's make tomorrow better?

  2. Bad days suck. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Zut! You were at my Kidlit Drink Night? I don't believe we ever spoke. Next time we must chat together. I have your new fantasy in my hot little hands and it's on my To Be Read shelf. Worth discussing!

    Have a day of significantly less suckage.

  4. Hey, thanks guys for the good-wishes comments. Doing better now - sometimes you just need to let those bad days have their way with you and then you can move on. But it helped to have kind words from nice people. :)

  5. Oh and Betsy - I have come to several now and I don't think I have ever once talked to you! Next time I will come over and say hello, I promise. You are always surrounded, but I will fight my way through.

    Scary/exciting to know you have my ARC! I am very tempted to ask if I can email you the revised first paragraph... final changes throughout the novel aren't reflected in the version you have!