Friday, April 21, 2006

I got the blues

How am I blue? Let me count the ways:

  1. For one thing, I'm pmsing. Oh, Lord, why did you design me to be at the mercy of hormones? I know you are Lord of all things, but why did You, the Being that created the heavens and the earth, the cells and the platipus for crying out loud, design me to be at the beck and call of hormones running from a gland at the back of my head to my ovaries and then all through my body? I wanna know.
  2. For another, it started to rain again after two days of loveliness. Not long enough. It's like a giant cosmic tease to show us exactly why we live in the Pacific Northwest and then take it away again. March was one of the rainiest months ever and April has been no better. We get two breathtaking days of sun and then it's gone in a puff of mist. An author once said, "People in the Pacific Northwest have as many names for rain as the Inuits do snow." I believe it.
  3. Cigarettes are bad for you. Why God, why? Enough said.
  4. My book hasn't sold and may never sell. The RWA GH scores were absymal. I have one of the best agents in the business and it still hasn't sold. It seems as if everyone is selling except me. Why??? I wanna know.
  5. Why do fifteen year olds suddenly believe that their parents, who have lived rich, full and eventful lives, are stupid? Don't know squat. I say wait a couple days before you do anything rash and she waits exactly 10 minutes. We say don't use your cell phone anymore the bill is gonna be big. A dozen times we say this. Then we get the bill. $736 dollars. Then she throws a fit the next day when we tell her she has to help clean the garage. Why, God, why? I wanna know.
  6. My mother is back in the same state as I am. Why God, whyyyyyyyyyyyyy??????
  7. Cigarettes are bad for you. Oh wait, I already put that. Oh well, it's worth repeating.

Can you tell I want a cigarette? I got de blues baby.


Rachel Vincent said...

Oh, Teri, I hope you get a Pacific Northwest breeze soon to blow away your blues and the rain.

But I hope it blows the rain this way. I live in drought country. We have water rations nearly ever summer. (They restrict how often you can water your plants/lawn, not how often you can drink water). We have wildfires, dry, crackly grass, and wilted flowers. Be grateful for the rain.

Or send it my way. ;-)

Shannon McKelden said...

I see some confession stories in there...."Why I Hired A Hitman to Take Out My Daughter" (or Mother..that's interchangeable). Or "My Daughter's Cell Phone Usage Put Us In the Poorhouse." Or how about "PMS Was Killing Me, So I Had to Relieve the Pressure by Killing Someone Else." *snort* Or "Running Away From Home Did Me No Good...My Mother Just Followed."

The possibilities are endless. :-) Cheer up. If it makes you feel any better, I opened my sunroof on my Jeep the other day in the 70 degree weather. So it's really not fun to have to close it down to keep out the rain. Sigh.


Elisabeth Naughton said...

OMG. $736????? I'm speechless...

Cheer up. Dave Salesky said it's gonna be sunny by 5PM. :) Good ol' Dave's never wrong, right???

And don't lose faith. Just because you don't sell right away doesn't mean you're not going to sell.

Silma said...

Sorry to hear the RWA GH scores were too hot and your book hasn't sold. *sends positive energies* Instead of a cig, how about drowning your blues in chocolate? *g*

Jill Monroe said...

Oh, man - I am so sorry. Blow off the GH. In the big scheme of things - it means nothing. Your agent believes in you - it WILL come!

Jaci Burton said...

Bah. GH scores don't mean anything. You should see my RITA Scores *g* (I don't think they care much for erotic romance)

Your agent believes in you. Many, many agent repped books don't sell immediately. Have faith. Your day is coming.

And yes, cigs are bad for you. Doesn't help me stop smoking, but I do say that to myself every day *g*

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