Tuesday, June 2, 2009

May

So looking at the last post, it seems I've neglected this blog for over two weeks now. Well, nothing has really been happening in these parts.

I haven't done much writing aside from the Deadliest Cachalot rewrite, but that it isn't too time consuming. No, what I've been spending my time doing is reading. Normally, my job as a tanker truck driver gives me lots of time each day to read - when waiting in line to get loaded, when pumping off the load, etc. In fact, I can read so much during the day at work, that I don't bother reading at night. Unfortunately, the economy has decided to divest me of my reading time. We've lost two drivers at work (one quit, one was fired) while a third threw his back out and is on light duty. Combine all that with slower fuel sales and it means I get to drive the oil truck a lot more rather than just my fuel truck. This in turn means that I get NO time to read anymore during the day. This is one reason my "read 50 books in 09" list has been so short. Normally it would twice as long by now. Thus, after months of not being able to read, I've been burning through books over the last couple weeks, taking a break from writing to get "recharged." Or something like that.

May stats:
Rejections: 4
Acceptances: 3 (Thaumatrope, Tweet the Meat and Micro 100)


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8 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

There you are! I thought you had forgotten your password or something ; )

BT said...

Nat, that's funny.

Congrats on the acceptances - a good month, and reading is necessary.

Benjamin Solah said...

Lack of reading always sends me astray. Glad you've dedicated some time to get back into it.

Horror Girl said...

ur alive!

i read way more than i write. i tell myself it's okay, a writer needs to be well read...

Jamie Eyberg said...

Welcome back! My uncle was a trucker (before he retired and became a real estate agent) and he read a ton of books every year, all in the cab of his truck. I almost wanted to be a trucker just for that reason.

Aaron Polson said...

Good month, and good god that map. Impressive coverage.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats on the acceptances and the reading!

K.C. Shaw said...

Three acceptances in May is outstanding! And I envy you your map, although since I wouldn't want your job, I don't envy you too much. :)