Good…Not Good Enough

Quote du Jour:
“To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind.”
–Harold Nicolson

So Saturday we headed out to Texas Motor Speedway for the Busch race. It was a lot of fun. I got a really girlie t-shirt out of the deal too. It’s red with “RaceGirl” all glittery across the front. Woo! Since I don’t really have a favorite driver, I thought this would be the best choice for me. I had their $7 margarita and a $3 soft pretzel and then promptly started feeling sick to my stomach. I think I was getting dehydrated because once I started drinking water, I was fine. Got sunburned on my right side only since that’s the way the sun was pointing. I had to break down and buy a $5 tube of SPF 30. If I hadn’t I would have been really bad off.

Sunday was a lazy day. Allergies kicked in full force and I felt like total crap. Still do. Had no energy but I still managed to get the floor swept, the laundry done, and cook dinner. Yes, folks, I actually cooked on Sunday. Made Mexican food and we have enough leftovers to last the entire week.

Received a rejection for TDTM. Basically, it said the writing was good but not good enough. The story, they thought, wasn’t something their readers would like. To say I was disappointed would be a gross understatement.

It’s frustrating. My very first reaction was I had no desire to write another word. Ever. Because…what’s the point? My second reaction was “I’m so depressed I want to go shopping and max out every credit card I have.” I didn’t. Instead, I went to Walgreen’s and bought Claritin and a Hershey bar. The Claritin didn’t help much. The chocolate made me feel somewhat better.

Not sure what my next step will or should be. Still thinking and trying to decide. It’s just another rejection in a long line of rejections. It’s really no big deal. I’m over it for the most part.

For now, I’m going to try to get over these stupid allergies.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.