See... I knew there was a reason I have a nice 32 oz cuppa sitting here at my desk.
Do you ever find yourself automatically correcting or improving writing that you see? I read a headline on a news page that read:
A major snowstorm was blowing across Colorado toward the Plains early today...
And my brain instantly changed it to:
A major snowstorm
Ugh, passive voice. For shame, for shame...
Ever submit a query for something, and then when it's requested, panic and think that's it's not ready?
The good news is that the editor told me that the office is shut down until after Christmas, so I have a few days to polish it up until it gleams.
Oh, well.... Yahoo Horoscopes just smacked me upside the head for that last comment I made, above. It says:
If you want a positive outcome in your latest endeavor, you have to be positive!
It also says:
Make some contingency plans just in case. However, don't act on that plan B, or you could undermine the good fortune that just landed in your lap. Just have it drawn up and safely tucked away for use in the event that you need it later on.
The story I just had requested, though, wouldn't fit just anywhere. So my "contingency" would be to put it in a drawer. Of course, I'm thinking positive and am certain that it'll be accepted for publications.
But the drawer is ready. Just in case.
|Your Elf Name Is...|
Who you callin' Grumpy? And a ho?
|You Are an Angel|
A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.
Geez... considering that I'm "Grumpy-ho-ho-ho", I find the whole "Angel" thing hard to believe.