Do I even need to say how cool this is!? Because, wow, this stuff is awesome. At this point, I am really thinking that this subscription box is more fun than what I get from Loot Crate. If I had one complaint, the magnets I get in these boxes are not very strong. I put them up to hold a photo and it’s not strong enough to stay. Heck, I’m not even a fan of flavored lip balm but I love this one; it really is just the weak magnet.
What is also cool about this box is getting to know some Etsy sellers I wouldn’t have found on my own. I dunno if I’ll run and go shop there (because I’m broke) but there’s some pretty awesome stuff out there and I get to see it. I can’t wait to see what they send me next.
I have finished the rough draft for one anthology entry and I’m 7 written pages into the second. However, I have come to realize there is no way I will get to finish both of them in time to submit. They are both due on the 24th, one is 1,200 words and needs to be 5,000 and the other needs to be 10,000 and I am no where near that.
So, I give up.
I will write both but instead of submitting two crappy manuscripts which will absolutely get rejected, I can focus on the short one, get it all perty like, and finish the other one at my leisure. And who knows? Maybe the stars will align and I will finish both to submission quality. And maybe the unicorns who live in my closet will cry tears of liquid silver and I will sell it to pay off my mortgage. :p
It is a pretty big closet…
This is a hard lesson for me to learn and it’s one I’ve had to learn more than once: You can’t do EVERYTHING, and you don’t HAVE to. Anything I don’t finish by the deadline, I can polish myself and put together as an anthology. Just because I can’t have them all traditionally published doesn’t mean they will languish unread on my flash drive. Some will even be on my site, as well. ^_^
Are you excited? Because I am. Excited and proud at getting so much done, even if it isn’t all on time. 😉