Tuesday, February 19, 2019

"Don't go getting too far, Stinker."

 Wherein Jack is up too early

 I've always been an early riser, but two thirty?! BRAIN WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! But I am wide awake....probably because I am excited for today, so I may as well do something since I am too awake to sleep.

 I've been hunting down new books to read. Not just new books, I have plenty I want to read, but Christian suspense books which are kind of like Through a Glass Darkly. 

 Why am I looking for them?

 Glad you asked.

 As I tell my friend whom I am helping market, an Author needs to READ. Every day. Reading is as important as writing. And when looking for an agent you want to be able to compare your book to others and send it to the agent who likes books like it. And the only way to do that is to read similar books especially ones the agent represented.

 My problem? All the books I've found like mine so far have been self published. So I have to dig deeper. And maybe go to Bucky and Donna's. Shame. Maybe have to spend hours there browsing books. Pity. Poor me. *Cough*

 The mishaps of Jack are back. I went shopping after work yesterday and got home late but I had been thinking of my BBQ chicken all day so I put it in the oven. After an hour it looked done so I began to ward off Dog and munch my dinner.

 It was still raw. Like bleeding raw. So I quickly stopped eating and made noodles instead. Such a sad dinner when one has been looking forward to BBQ chicken all day. I plan to have it tonight instead since I will be home earlier than yesterday.

 I have lots going on this week. But it is mostly fun stuff. Hence my can't sleep excitement. Also my friend gave me a new story idea which I love and am plotting out and doing research for. Except I can't find books on the subject so will be watching TV shows. Which is a new form of research for me so we will see how that goes.

 And now I am going to get some more work done and plot my new story. Farewell. Don't be like me and get some sleep. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"You guys are so immature."

 Wherein Jack got behind

 So exciting, I know. What, were you hoping to hear about how I am being haunted by a squeaking hamster wheel in the wall?

 I have to get on top of emails and book reviews again. Keep up on reading. Get rid of ghosties in my apartment. That sort of thing. 

 Also survive the storms. Okay the storms haven't been bad and have been lots of fun. I go trudging through the snow and tromping in the rain. 

  Maybe I'll go thrift shopping too. Why? Okay I have no good reason. 

 But to get back to the point I wasn't making. I have been keeping myself rather busy in all the good ways. Baking bread, walking, and all of that. Life has been rather quiet. I know it won't last so I'm enjoying it while it does. 


Saturday, February 09, 2019

"I don't need any calming tea!"

 Wherein Jack got rejected.

 And is possibly being haunted by a squeaky hamster wheel.

 But that can't be proven right at this moment.

 Back to the rejection. Was I prepared for it? Yes I was. Was I still disappointed? Why yes, yes I was.

 Will I move on and keep summitting? PFFT. Of course. I just have to hunt down more agents. OH A HUNTING I WILL GO, OH A HUNTING I WILL GO!

 Sorry, I am now suffering cabin fever since it has been so cold. Besides, I don't know how to hunt a book agent. Catch one in a box, sure, that I can do. Never let them go? Check.

 Maybe I should deal with the haunted hamster wheel first before anything else. At least with all the cold I think the ghost cricket froze. Either way he has stopped haunting me for the time being.

 Okay, I will be off now. I want to get back tot he agent hunt. And make some calming Jasmine tea.


Monday, February 04, 2019

"Math is math! Math. Is. Math!"

 Wherein Jack is cold

 But she has hot chocolate so there's an end in sight.

 Dog and I went trooping through a blizzard after work. Why? Because why not? I have this thing with snow and rain. I can't help but go out and walk in it, or jump in puddles if it is rain. Again, why? Because I am a child.

 I have to cut my nails. As if you were dying to know that.

 Also I may or may not be bored because I am waiting to hear back from an agent. Okay, maybe not bored, maybe all anxious and hopeful and nervous. And loving this hot chocolate with marshmallows.

 And because of my walk I am now hyper so may watch a movie before bed. But will probably not be able to decide on one so will read instead.

 That's all I have. My hot chocolate is calling.


Friday, February 01, 2019

"The game's afoot."

 Wherein Jack got so much done.

 And as you can tell, life is still short on the mishaps common in Jack's life. But oh well, they always manage to return in due time.

 Happy February first!! 

 I hope January was well for everyone. Mine turned out to be nice in spite of being sick. I got books read as I mentioned in my last post. But last night was the most accomplishment thing of the month. I submitted Through a Glass Darkly to an agent! 

 And was it stressful. I felt redundant writing the proposal. But anyone who has done a proposal knows all about that. It is nice to have it done and out there, now I just wait to see what happens next.

 Okay and that is all I have for now. I will keep all of you updated as it goes along.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Gotta steal to eat, gotta eat to live, tell you all about it when I have the time."

 Wherein Jack has been busy.

 It's been a good month, and while this is not the last day of it, it seems like a good day to write an end of the month wrap up.

 I finished three books, I guess two don't really count but I count them because I enjoyed them - one was a manga and the other the 75th Curious George collection. Is it weird that reading Curious George made me want to reread Tintin?

 I went to the library and, while I don't like the one where I currently live, they have a nice selection of library loans so I have new books to start, which will kind of make up for the somewhat disappointment of the last Penderwick book. Review coming soon.

 I have been on the hunt for agents and publishing companies since I've not heard back from my last book submit since before Christmas. I made some good progress today but plan to submit some things tomorrow after work.

 I've also signed up to do official book reviews so we will see if any of my applications were accepted. 

 And that is all for now. I have some things I need to get done before bed.


Monday, January 28, 2019

"She's not the easiest person to get along with. There's a wall."

 Wherein Jack has been feeling crafty.

 And that there has been a shocking lack of my typical mishaps. I am starting to get concerned that they are piling up and waiting to fall from the sky on me. Along with the ghost cricket.

 But as for right now I have my tea and a good book and have accomplished a lot today so I can enjoy both. I also own a sweater now which is not falling to bits around me. HURRAH! 

 Okay, I have so little to say right now. Part because I am in the middle of several projects and they are distracting me. I just wanted to announce that I am still here and up to things and life is going rather nicely lately, especially now I'm over my rotten cold and not sleeping every chance I get.

 Now I will be leaving so I can sip tea and return to my book.