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Snappy, doubling the finger and toe crossage!
Cricket, yay! About time you got there. And I'm gonna go and reread your last post and drool.
Hellhounds give me strength. I'm writing the new scene for revisions tonight. Or going to start it anyway. Ugh.
Wow, those are some long subs, Vandal and Ink! I can't believe it's been that long. I can't even believe it's been 43 days for Steve -- I guess it went faster for me.
Hugs to Mrs. Brommers, Leigh, and Red. Bbon voyage to Snappy and Cricket.
I wrote a draft of my picture book when I should have been working today. I do love writing them because they are so quick, but ideas are hard to come up with and they do have percolate for a good long time first (I thought of this one at least a year ago and wrote it as a chapter book already).
Have fun on your anniversary trip, Snappy!
*hands Ink some extra strengh for revisions* Goodluck!
Well, I just got back from the doctors. They phoned me to come back in and I was petrified of the results. But, as it happens I needn't have been.
Turns out I have an auto-immune skin condition that flares up all of my spots and moles etc (Gosh I sound like a creepy mole lady!) I have never heard of this before???
Anyway, she prescribed me some hardcore steroids that I have to use for ten days to help the bad one go down and some of the others that are starting to flare up.
Anyway, thank you everyone for all the kind thoughts and well wishes while I was waiting (I should be numb to waiting after being on sub for eight months, lol).
*damn the hounds* You truly are wonderful people.
What relief, JBuck! I hope it clears up soon. I've never heard of such a thing either, but there are so many autoimmune issues these days. Hugs to you.
And hey, it's Friday! We have a few Pitizens busting out for a long-weekend furlough.
Jbuck, glad they figured out the cause. I hope the stress of this business is not a factor in making it flare up. Somedays I need one of those zen smileys.
Amarie, I bet Red could hook you up with a zen smiley!
Did I mention I got my last full R on my MG yesterday? It's fine. One interesting thing is that it was from an executive editor at the same imprint where an assistant editor gave me that helpful R on the PB. So maybe it's for the good -- it's the upside of not being agented that I can send my stuff around, but the contract would be weird if they had gone crazy and wanted to buy both books.
On the upside, if the assistant editor ever takes one of my PBs to acquisitions, there's another editor who has heard of me and seemed to like my MG pretty well. She might be more inclined to say yes as a result.
JBuck, what a relief! Hope the medicine helps quickly.
Kellion, watch it - you're bright-siding quite a bit there. The sunniness is hurting my eyes. (Seriously, this sounds like a very good thing so yay.)
Wrote 1300 words of a new scene last night, but I don't like at least 1000 of them. Why is it so hard to get back into the rhythm of story?
So glad to hear you're doing okay JBuck! But yeah, that condition is odd, I've never heard of anything like it...
Happy long weekend Americanos! We had ours last weekend (and I wish we had another one this weekend *is greedy*)
Kellion you're so smart! Get that foot in the door, never know when it'll help you out.
Yay and Boo Ink. Will you go back and try to fix right away or let the not so fab words sit for a while while you continue on and fix later?
I guess I am bright-siding, but it's not really good news, is it? It's the bright side of having no agent want me and two editors from the same house reject me in a 24-hour period.
So yes, it's bad news. So the hellhounds can bite me, and I don't care if they do.
(((Kellion))) and yay Kellion. Rs, on the plus side though. That's about as good as it gets in the Pit, I think.
JBuck, glad to hear that your doctors have a handle on it. Ugh to health issues.
Ink, I find that every day. I write and then immediately hate everything I've written. So, I don't touch it for a few days and keep going forward. Then, when I go back I find I don't hate it as much.
~ Just Snappy
JBuck, though it doesn't sound pleasant, good that it is not something more serious. Hope the meds help.
Kell, did your glass suddenly get a quarter full? (Never half full in the Pit.)
You know those jokes about your paycheck being spent as soon as you get it? They are suddenly not funny when they're not hyperbole. I am right now deciding which bill won't get paid this month so that I can eat. The dog food must be bought, but human food will be getting short shrift this month. So, votes? Do I skip the $50 water/sewer/trash bill or the $50 electric bill so that I can buy groceries? Decisions, decisions...
Oh God (((((((((((Red))))))))))) That's awful I'm so sorry to hear things are so tight for you right now
(((Leigh))) (((kellion))). And JBuck, glad it's not serious!
Was looking at my house this morning and had a revelation--I need a house that cleans itself. Seriously.
Edited to add (((Red))) .
YA psychological thriller--repped and revising.
(((Red))) Is it really that tight right now?
~ Just Snappy
It is stunningly worse than I had really prepared myself for. I've been incredibly frugal since my turniptcy filing, but there are some months when too many things come due and there are too many obligations. This month it's car registration and dog vaccines. I've been thinking seriously about cancelling my home internet and I think this month clinches the necessity of doing that. That's a middle class leisure expense I can no longer afford.
Lily talks about your scary stories. Do you have any short stories in the horror genre? It wouldn't be an immediate solution, but you could put them up on Amazon and maybe earn enough for dog food or a bill or two. You don't have to pay anything to get them up there. I'd photoshop some covers for you. Now that I know how to do it, it's easy and quick.