Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Nightmare

So I had this nightmare last night. Seriously. I began recieving rejections from editors we didn't even sub to. My agent and I were standing in front of the computer wondering what the heck was going on and then suddenly we were in a group of editors who were all laughing and pointing. It was like one of those dreams when you're caught naked in school. Totally humiliating.

Someone needs a spa day. Unfortunately, spa days have never been in the budget and with the current turn of economic events, I can't afford to mulch my garden, let alone get a facial.

I knew waiting wasn't good for the writer. Soon, I'll be completely batshit crazy. I have a vision of myself wrapped in mismatched shawls, walking through the streets of Portland, muttering to myself... "Goals, motivation, conflict, goals, motivation conflict..."

Writing careers should should come with a warning label: Caution: Writing novels can cause paranoia, depression and anxiety.

This explains the high percentage of alcoholism in famous writers.


PJ Hoover said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!

I had a nightmare two nights ago. My agent called me on my cell phone and I couldn't hear a word she was saying. So i told her to call me on my LAN line, and she never called back.

Ok, time to go to the store. I'm out of wine here.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Paranoia, depression and anxiety. So true!!

Hang in there. The waiting sucks, no doubt about it.

Annie said...

You have always been my favorite drunk.

Published or not.

And I will never let you wander downtown, wrapped in shawls. Neither will Meggy. No worries, we've got your back :)

Keri Mikulski said...

I'm with you.. :) I'm in the grueling wait period right now for a submission too. Sending hugs and alcohol. :)

Lexi said...

LOL on the GMC street mutterings!

I'll raise a glass to your dream NOT coming true! (Come to think of it, thats not a dream. It's a nightmare!)

Nisha Sharma said...

OH my god I had a similar dream!!!

And of course, I tell my father whose a shrink and he's like, did you know writer's share eight out of the ten signs with schizophrenics?

Lol. Great.

Don't worry. You'll sell, I'll sell, and we'll both be able to afford a spa day...or atleast a facial! :-)

Janet Reid said...

Does it help to know agents have the same kind of dreams?

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