Brush the crumbs off your sheets, snuggle back under the covers and check your e-mail.
Head out for a jog or to that daybreak yoga class.
Make your bed, wipe the counters, clear your browsing history and feel great about all you've gotten done so far.
Coffee. More coffee. And ice packs for the bags under your eyes. Thank goodness going out all night is worth it.
Check all the industry blogs, your e-mail, twitter, your e-mail, Publisher's Marketplace, your e-mail.
Stretch. Pause. Breakfast in bed, perhaps? Or maybe omelets on the sunny veranda.
See if anyone's announced a deal or a new agent or engagement or birth or vacation . . .
Are still sleeping.
Every agent, editor, writer, publisher, book review and writing advice blog out there.
Nothing and no one.
A select few high-quality writing blogs.
Whatever's funny and friendly to read.
Writing blogs, sure, but also food blogs and green living blogs and political blogs.
Your friends' blogs. And you comment on every post, even when they're blatantly rubbing their only three pound pregnancy weight gain in your face.
I can hardly think straight long enough to worry about other people's blogs.
Everyone! I love being so involved with the process. Jumping up and down when people succeed and sending virtual hugs when they don't.
Out at Club Bounce with Charlotte, Jerry, Tate, Peter, Randy, Heather and Ben. Whoop!
Just finished making myself three new suits. I love my dress form.
"Seek the best in life, for any less is not worth your time" - me.
Off to the Farmer's Market for Sea Beans!
@friend So, did you hear back from that editor yet? I'm on the edge of my seat for you!
Three links today for amazing writing advice on my blog: www.writelife.wow
Someone told me twitter was fun. This is dumb. Closing my account.
Adult genre, for the fun.
Obscure literary. The real deal. Go starving artists!
Upmarket/Book Club women's fiction.
Whatever's hot in the publishing world.
Poetry. And angry letters to exes.
Short stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Tip your hat, but mourn that they Sold Out.
Order another round and stare at your own manuscript in dismay.
Force a smile and congratulate, but secretly wonder how THAT book ever made it past the gatekeepers.
Cheer. Good news is GREAT news!
Send e-cards with lots of exclamation points.
Go ballistic. You've been waiting FOREVER for this moment!! How could your life get any better, really?
Send a hand-written congratulatory note.
Compulsively hit refresh on Publisher's Marketplace until the deal is posted.