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Good Day of the Dead

And other autumnal holidays. Actually, Dio de los Muertes is tomorrow, but I'm getting a jump start; I wore my happy skull shirt and jewelry today.

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween. We went over to visit with tiirz and edgedancer, since there's construction equipment and boards and nails and such all over our front walk - we figured a little dangerous for tots. However, we left here at 6 p.m. and there wasn't a kid in sight anywhere as far as we could see. I don't know if anyone even tried to come to our door.

In any case, it was a fun day. We dressed as zombie doctors and entered the costume contest at the office - don't know if we won anything yet, though. In some of the recent contests (United Way, the start of football season, other office-type shenanigans), I won a cooler filled with snacks and tickets to an ASU game at Bingo, and our decorated pumpkin won first place. My unit is just brimming with office spirit. Truly, high school never ends.

NaNo: I got started this morning, but how does anyone do this stuff with a full-time job? Only 1,062 words, and almost 49,000 to go.

I can do it.

Oh! And there's an opening in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, and I've been accepted. I have six days to get my submission ready. It pretty much is already, so I'm going to submit that over the weekend. I haven't heard from the last agent I sent it to - if I win (knock wood), and the agency accepts, wouldn't that be something? I could present a new agent with a book that's gotten a contract from Penguin Books!

Whoo. I have to get my act in gear.


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Nov. 2nd, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
good luck with amazon. By the time i heard of it it was too late
Nov. 2nd, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought, too, but I guess I got in early enough to grab a slot when it opened up (initially when I registered I got the "sorry, we're full" notice, too).

You may still get it.
Nov. 2nd, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
no, since i didn't apply since it said it was full sadly. what ticks me off is amazon emails me crap every week yet did NOT email me about that
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Woo! I'll be rooting for you for NanNo and Amazon! Thought I don't think I'll see much of you during November, if you're doing NaNo...
Nov. 2nd, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
That's why I want to get my laptop back to my LAP again! *g* So I can carry it with me to write!

Danny told us last night that he expects everything to be done sometime next week, and them out of here by next weekend! Woot!

Nov. 2nd, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
Congratulations and good luck on your submission!
Nov. 2nd, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Nov. 5th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
Good luck!

I'm afraid Halloween was sort of catch as catch can, but it was nice having our group together... :)
Nov. 6th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Well, I had a good time!

Depending on when everything is signed off, it may be my "kitchen-warming" party might coincide with your birthday. That being the case, is there anything special you'd like? *g*
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