Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twenty Years

That's a long time, eh? Today is my (our—but since HWMNOMOTI must not be mentioned on the internet, I will stick with 'my') 20th wedding anniversary.


It is a little strange... HWMNBMOTI had to work yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. When he works, it is 12 hour days (three this week, occasionally he picks up a 4th) so... no romantic dinner. Heck, we will barely pass each other in the hallway. Our money situation is meager... depressing even... so there are no gifts. I did find a perfect card, but having no scanner at home, I can't share it.

HA! (but I sort of found it)  This is the image—Bad to the Bun... when I met him he was all badass—leather jacket, dangling cigarette, sort of tough... but a softie... he was nursing his mom who was dying of cancer, for Pete's sake. So the thumbs up on the bad boy (who doesn't love that?), but I knew there was a good heart in there, no matter how much posturing he did.

And that is what I've got today, other than an addendum to my ineptitude: That accepting changes? NOT what I was supposed to do... was supposed to leave them as changes. *dies* in process of merging the two versions and will end up two days late. MAN, there is a learning curve.

ALSO had some bad news in the last few days on publisher interest... before Thanksgiving I'd gotten one no, then Monday another and Tuesday two more. I am still at 4 more and Amy was wonderful—if we get narrower on our list, we will send to more. Not the end... not remotely. But it is still sort of pout-worthy.


BUT I am doing well on NaNoWriMo. I technically won a week ago. I am at 66.5K. I can finish this week. I wish I could finish today, but my ending is more complicated that I'd thought, initially. I t just may take a little longer. I SHOULD be done in maybe 5000 words.

So I will leave you with my favorite thought for the day and call it good.


Happy Hing Day!!!

20 comments:

Jennifer Hillier said...

Wow, Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary! That's amazing. And congratulations on finishing NaNo! Great news all around.

C D Meetens said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Maybe you can postpone the celebration a bit until you are both free and can just spend some time together?

Great news on NaNo too! 66.5K! That's amazing (well, it is to me, who only just managed to get over 50,000 words last year).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy anniversary! The big twenty. And ignore the no's and just keep plugging on, Hart.

Tonja said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and on your NaNo win!

LynnRush said...

Twenty years! That's freaking awesome. Congrats. I love hearing stuff like this!
Write on, my friend.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

awwww! your very own bad boy with a heart of gold!
congrats on the 20 years!!!
and 5000? you'll have that pecked out in no time!

Journaling Woman said...

Happy Anniversary! That is gift enough in this world--20 years.

You're a winner not a quitter. Your time will come and hopefully sooner than later.

T

Hart Johnson said...

Thank you so much everyone. It IS a long time. And the NaNo isn't done YET! I just need to make sure and upload to verify!

Jan Morrison said...

You rock, you roll and you found the perfect bad-ass bunny to do it with.
Much love and my burrow post is on writing through rejection and dejection!

Jessica Bell said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary! And keep your chin up about the rejections. You just weren't meant to be published at those places. Simple as that :) xx

Trisha said...

WOW, congrats on 20 years!! I love the sound of your bad boy with a good heart!

As the others said, don't let the "No"s get you too down!! Focus on all the good stuff...for e.g. the super congrats I owe you on your NaNo success! woooooo!!! Yes, I am mildly excited myself that November is now (for me) over.

Old Kitty said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Twenty years!! Wonderful!! Yay!!!

and you are a most NAKED NANO winner!! Congratulations!

Take care
x

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

Happy anniversary. You've accomplished what so many fail at doing.

Johanna Garth said...

20 Years!! That's amazing. Congratulations on your anniversary. As for the few rejections, I'm sorry! We're in the rejection business but I'm sure you will get that acceptance you've been waiting for soon.

Cold As Heaven said...

"My wedding" - That's an interesting concept.

Congratulations >:)

Cold As Heaven

mshatch said...

wow. 20 years is a long time! Congratulations :)

Catherine Stine said...

Haven't swung by here for a little while. Congrats on the anniversary! Believe in your writing voice. That's all.

LTM said...

Happy anniversary (again), you crazy kids. And *snort* your cartoons always crack me up. Wearing your last clean pair... :D <3

vbtremper said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! So, he must not be mentioned, but you can show his photo? You made me chuckle. Sorry about your no's, but I hope you have a yes very soon - good luck!

-Vicki

Laura said...

Happy belated anniversary - what a gorgeous couple. and don't pout too hard - I'm sure there'll be great news in the offing soon - how could there not be? You are a naked genius!
Lxxx