Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday's Stuff and Things

I mentioned last week that a flash fiction piece of mine was accepted by Chick Lit Review. It's up, and I invite you to take a peek! (Just pay no mind to the no-longer-relevant part of my bio...) Some of you may recognize Surprise at the Salon; it was one result of the prompted exercises I did back in October. But Chick Lit Review is the only place you can see it, so hop to!


My kindergardner, who is learning how to read and write, finds no excitement in my role as a writer. While she impresses the teacher with her desire to fill out journal entries (with sounded-out words and pictures) and the like, she doesn't yet get that writing can be a whole lot more.

Just last night she said to me, in her Little-Girl Big-Drama Voice, "Mommy, writing is not anything special."

Well! She told me.

Thankfully, all you faithful readers and bloggers and buddies feel differently, and prove it with your support. After yesterday's post about my publisher rejection (I'll be okay. I only cried myself to sleep thrice last night...), many of you left amazing thoughts and encouragements. What an incredible group of people I hang with, truly. You know what summed it up? celestialwolf's words: Janna, we believe in you. Thank you, cel. And everyone!


Okay, I totally feel like I'm giving in to peer pressure. Because all my friends are doing it. And because I want to be popular... So I've added the Follow Me widget or doohickey or thingamabob. Whatever it's called. It would make me ever so happy to see your little face smiling at me over yonder. Won't you follow me?


Have a fantabulous Tuesday!


Terri Tiffany said...

Glad you are feeling more postive today! I certainly think we are going to have those times when we want to throw it in (I have) but like you, many writers mentioned to me that if we love to write, how can we stop? I'll check out your link now!

Anonymous said...

LOL. That's what I'd call one big surprise. I like the way the characters in your stories always seem to come to life.

Linda Hoye said...

Loved your story! I've never had a mohawk either, but sometimes I think it might actually have looked better than what I came home with!

WendyCinNYC said...

I'll follow you anywhere, Janna. I'm looking in your windown RIGHT NOW.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

LOL @ Wendy. :D Congrats again on getting the story published! That should take some of the sting out of the novel.

That's too funny about your daughter. Nothing like getting put in your place by a kindergartner!

Joanne said...

What a perfect home for your flash piece! It looks great, and there you go, another writing credit! Congrats.

Melissa Amateis said...

You sound upbeat today - hurrah! That's the spirit. :-)

Jen said...

Ha! You gotta love how kids can both lift you up and bring you down to earth, sometimes all at the same time!

Congrats again on the acceptance...I'll be going to check it out later today, as a matter of fact.


Anonymous said...

Lol! Great story, Janna! I think I added me. My wordpress blog doesn't have a 'follower', I do have another blog, like yours which sits dead like but directs you to my current blog. It's pitiful, I only have two followers, Angie and I think Jenna felt sorry for me because she joined it a few weeks ago, lol!!

Anonymous said...

Yay for your story! When I get snarky comments from my daughter (Daughters seem to have a talent with snark) I just prove to her how mature I am and stick my tongue out. :) It is actually good for her to see that you have dreams besides motherhood, and you are not giving up on them. She'll learn a lot from that!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Terri - If I do say so myself, I'm typically one who bounces back quickly. :)

Cel - Well, thanks!

Linda - LOL! I don't have the guts.

Wendy - Cripes! I mean, you're so sweet!

Melanie - It does help a little. :)

Joanne - It feels good! I think I may try my hand at some more flash subs, to build my resume up with new things.

Melissa - Thanks. :)

Jen - *hugs back* Don't I know it? My 5 year-old seems to have a knack for that. :/

Kimmi - Thank you! And I follow your Wordpress blog. Even though I'm Blogger, it still updates me with your new posts. Yay!

Turkey - And in response --> :P

Anonymous said...

I have to go read the link to your story, but why do our kids think so little of us? My son is convinced I cannot hadle third grade grammar.

Anonymous said...

Janna, great blog today. Sorry I've been absent lately...I have the flu. Slowly recovering but will be back up and bloggin' before we know it. And by the way...we do believe in you.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Fringegirl - Oh, but they're so wise at that age! ;)

Ang - Thanks! And I hope you feel better soon!

colbymarshall said...

Haha- "nothing special" I guess that settles that :-)

Janna Leadbetter said...

How right you are, Colby! ;)

Natasha Fondren said...

Yeah, but being a writer with a mohawk would be something special. I think you should go for it. :-)

You've got a great voice in your fiction.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Gotta love them kids, huh? Loved the story and the dialect. Woohoo!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Spy - Thanks!

Angie - Thanks!

Is there an echo in here? ;)

Anonymous said...

Not a regular reader of Chick Lit Review, but that was funny. Congrats!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Unfocused Me! :) Glad to have you here.