Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Deja Vu

Now I remember why I quit querying my first MS. It sucks.

My first rejection for MS#2 was a hopeful one. It was not a form rejection, rather it said it wasn’t the right project “despite it’s polish and poise.” That got me through the next two or three rejections. It was something to hold on to.

But we’re on rejection 8 or 9 now. Which I KNOW is not a lot, but still, each one stings a little bit more. “Not the right fit,” over and over again.

Then I got a little slap in the face last week when, in my professional life, I had to write those emails to candidates I’d interviewed and wasn’t going to hire. “You’re not the right fit at this time. Sorry and good luck.” It didn’t hurt less, I’ll tell you that. I felt so bad writing it.

But I suddenly understood those on the other side a little more. Maybe my name is being cursed right now. That’s not a good feeling either. But at the end of the day you have to do what’s best for you professionally. And agents are no different.

I just hope ONE of them will feel like it might be the right fit. I feel so strongly about this one, and I really want to pursue the crap out of it. So I’ll put on my big girl pants, take a shot of who-the-crap-cares and keep sending it out. Right?

Right. :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A New Look!

Welcome to the new blog! I was getting bored with my other one so I decided it was time for  a fresh new look. I hope you like it! I have been gravitating to this color scheme for awhile now. I keep seeing it pop up in things I do.

Another fun new thing I added was a link to my Pinterest page, over there in the sidebar. I know, I’m slow. But I’m excited to share this with you guys because I pin…A LOT. As you can see, if you click that little button right thurrr. Anyway, if you want to see how a designer’s brain works, follow me. I brainstorm and organize all of my Noah’s projects there, as well as book inspiration, and just funny things that I find.

For example:


Been there, done that.

Anyway, I hope I’m not setting a precedent by blogging three days in a row, but it seems once I stopped putting so much pressure on myself to have perfect planned-out posts, it became fun again. Sorry for you guys…

Welcome to my crazy! Muahaha!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mermaids? House Boats? Scuba Diving? Yes Please

Okay, so I have managed to support my Sims habit during this little blogger interlude and I’ve gotten more and more into the game with every expansion, as is expected. The last one was University Life and it’s kind of amazing. That was my favorite expansion in the Sims 2.

But now they’re coming out with this:

Say whaaaaaaat?

I’m so freaking excited. I love the Sims. Always have, always will. And this will definitely add to the game. I have to say that one of the parts about this trailer that makes me the MOST excited, is seeing the little baby play in the water. Tee hee!

Anyway, on that note, the hubs and I have done two Sims University Life video’s on his YouTube channel, if you want to check them out. He also does a ton of Minecraft, Starcraft, Bioshock Infinite, and some other game Let’s Play series’. I have to say I don’t fully understand them all, but people seem to like them. I like his “Hammer and Sickle” series, where he shows off one of his many personalities; Meliosh the Russian Adventurer.

Yeah. I’ve lived with him for YEARS.

Anyway, moral of the story, I’m excited.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What’s your Type?

I took this personality test WAAY back when I was in college that asked you some questions and then defined your personality using four of eight letters. There were 16 possible combinations and I remembered mine being really accurate.

Fast forward seven years and I’m suddenly faced with interviewing people to work with me. Just me. So I thought back to this test and thought, what better way to know if I’ll be compatible with whoever I hire? At least enough to give me a glimpse into how they operate.

So I looked it up again, and lo and behold I found a website where you can take the test for free and see the results! I took it again out of curiosity and I’m still the same personality type: INFJ.

It says in my description that the INFJ type is thought to be the most rare. Let me just say, I think they’re wrong because almost everyone I interviewed was also an INFJ. Apparently my personality type is really drawn to becoming an Interior Designer. Who knew?


Anyway, I though it was interesting, so I thought I would share. This has nothing to do with design or gaming or writing, but at the same time it has EVERYTHING to do with EVERYTHING.

So what type are you? I’m interested to know. Did you feel like your explanation fell in line with how you feel about yourself?

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Once Upon A Time…

There was this time when this girl thought she should start a blog and write about all the things she loves!

Then this girl’s life went INSANE! She had a baby, got a promotion, her husband graduated college, and she all but stopped doing most of the things she loved.

So she had nothing to blog about, so her blog went the way of all the interwebs.

She thought about closing it. She thought about deleting it.

But this girl couldn’t give it up. Once upon a time she had put a lot of work into it. And she met some really cool people through it.

So she took a deep breath, tried to schedule her time better, regained some mental energy and decided to write one more blog post, just to remember how it felt.

It felt good. She had missed it.

She decided to try again. And while she wasn’t sure she’d be doing three posts a week like she used to, she thought maybe, just maybe she could do two? Definitely one! And she was okay with that.

She hoped her friends were still around, and that they’d be okay with that too.

She had lots of new ideas…

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