Sunday, October 04, 2009

October update


October is my favorite month - cool weather, cool breeze, colorful leaves, pumpkins, apple pie. Sigh. Too bad I'm stuck in bed.

I had major surgery two weeks ago after a major injury - I tore the Achilles tendon away from my heel. Ouch is right. While the operation doesn't take long, the recovery does - 8-12 weeks without putting ANY weight on the foot. I have crutches and a wheelchair, but even so, this is a major hassle because since I live up stairs. It's so hard getting down the stairs, and even more challenging getting back up them, that I'm "in" for the next 3 months (except for doctor's appointments). My husband has to do almost everything now - cook, clean up, wait on me (I try not to ask for much) - when I'm finally back on my feet (so to speak), I'm going to have to find The Perfect gift to repay him for everything he's doing. Believe me, I could not have gotten through this without him.

I'd never had general anesthetic before, nor any kind of major surgery, so it's taken nearly two weeks to feel like my old self again. One's body can't tell the difference between a surgeon's knife and a wolf attack, so a wound is a wound, and healing takes its old sweet time.

The good news is, I can crochet to my heart's content, I can read and watch old movies with my hubby (he's retired), and I can write. I can't sit in front of the computer for too long because I have to keep the leg elevated, but little by little, I'm cranking out my next book proposal.

What happened to my last proposals? Well, it seems neither curse stories, or WWII stories, or archaeologist stories are in favor with editors, so those manuscripts went nowhere. How-some-ever, I talked to my agent a couple of days ago and proposed another idea, and the bottom line is, she and I both feel this will be The One. As it was before I got published, getting published (again) is all about the right story hitting the right editor's desk at the right time.

Note to aspiring authors: Please keep this in mind as you face rejection after rejection. Even published authors get rejected, and sometimes by their own editors! With each new book you write, whether you have an editor or not, it's all about the Right story hitting the Right editor's desk at the Right time. It doesn't mean you're a bad writer or lack talent - it only means that particular story isn't what they're looking for at the moment. So hang in there and keep trying; never give up!

That's it for today. I've got to finish crocheting my cast-cozy (kidding!) . . .



At 10:30 PM , Blogger Brandy said...

You tell your editor I would have loved the book about the archeologist! But, you write what you need to. I hope you heal well from your surgery, and gain mobility before too long. Best wishes for a pleasant recovery!

At 7:33 AM , Blogger Marianne said...

Thanks for your post, Brandy! I'm writing something now that I like a lot, and my foot is healing well. It's all good! Take care, and thanks again for your support.

At 6:43 PM , Blogger Sandra Sookoo said...

Hey, just stumbled upon your blog and website. Sorry to hear about the rejection skids. I well know how that feels. Granted, I'm an e-pubbed author but I aspire to landing a print contract sometime in the future. :-) Take heart. Sometime, someday you'll score again. FYI, reading my third book of yours :-)

Keep up the good work. :-)

At 7:29 AM , Blogger Marianne said...

Thanks for posting, Sandra! And I'm happy you're enjoying my books. Best of luck to you on getting into print pub - it's hard, but it's very gratifying.

Take care,

At 2:47 PM , Anonymous Naima said...

I can't wait for your next book to come out. I adore the humor in your books and am so sad that you don't have a new one coming out soon. But it's wonderful to know you are still writing and I look forward to reading your next book :)

At 7:29 AM , Blogger Marianne said...

Naima: Thanks so much for your post. I'm so happy you like my stories and I very much appreciate your kind words.

Take care,

At 9:03 PM , Blogger Terry S said...

Hope everything is going well and your healing is progressing as expected with no complications.

I certainly miss not being able to anticipate a new book from you right now but very glad to hear you are still writing. I know it will happen and when it does, it will go right on to my to buy list. Going back to your roots is just the kind of reading I enjoy most. Guess I'll just have to do some re-reading of your books while I wait :)

Take care....and have patience with the healing process.

At 2:51 AM , Anonymous Rachel T said...

Hi Marianne - I have missed a new book from you - I really enjoyed the Darling brothers. Your rejected proposals sound refreshing with different settings. They sound like something the new Carina Press might consider if you were prepared to go down the epublishing route.

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At 10:05 AM , Blogger Marianne said...

Dear Terry and Rachel:

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply to your messages but I wanted to thank you so much for letting me know you enjoy my books. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll have a new one out soon!

Again, thanks so much, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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I hope your recovery has gone well. I also miss having a new book to look forward to and I would have loved having a book featuring an arceologist. I stumbled on to your first book a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Good Luck with the new proposals!

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