My desk is always cluttered. Books are stacked to my right, a mountain of paper needing a home or the trash bin is to my left. Pieces of mail are scattered in the open areas as are pens, canceled checks, receipts, and sticky notes. I even see hair bands and my mp3 player from the last ride on the motorcycle with my husband.
Clearing the desk is a chore, so I don’t do it very often. The last time I filed papers, I couldn’t help myself and pulled out my rejection notices for my children’s book. Two of them had handwritten notes on them. “Please try again!” was on one rejection, “Cute idea” was on the other. A writer friend told me that it was unusual to receive handwritten notes on rejection letters, and I shouldn’t give up.
I did give up – on children’s books. At least for now. Susan Hunter showed up.
so this was your first post? Must be because I didn’t see any sooner then this. It looks like my first post! short and no replies. ha! Now you have one. By your friendly stalker! 🙂
You are so funny, Jackie! It was my first, and I had no idea what to say or how to start. I showed it to my husband, he said it was OK, then he shook his head and walked away. 🙂
well I did warn you I was going to stalk your blog. 🙂 It wasn’t any worse then my first post. Oh boy, when we are newbies it’s all scary! (We should all have at least one friendly stalker. haha)
I am a time traveler. Or at least someone who has enough time on my hand to push “page down” a lot of times. Nice start…
I have an archive on my home page. But thanks for paging down. I’m going to go look at your first post … if I can get there in my time machine.