So we went to Washington Mutual and opened an account. The folks there were very personable and helpful. As it turns out, there is a fee for depositing a foreign check with them, but the manager waived it, and he said as long it wasn’t too frequent, he’d waive the wire transfer fee for future foreign payments. Very nice. Going to start transferring all our account stuff from SunTrust, rah.
Got the replacement warranty faucet part from Moen. It wasn’t what we expected. fosteronfilm and I were taken aback to discover it was neither the handle nor the whole faucet unit they sent, but a piece of metal and some attachment thingies. After some head scratching and much instruction poring, we realized they’d sent us the hardware piece that connects the handle to the unit, the actual bit that had broken. Huh.
Matthew applied screwdriver and much grunting to the faucet and succeeded in re-attaching the handle. Except, um, the hot and cold run backwards. It’s an oops that currently has us debating whether we should try to fix it or simply get used to right being hot and left being cold, but I’m very pleased to once again have a kitchen sink that delivers water.
The dry spell I was complaining about ended in a big, gushy flood of sales. Woot!
– 89-day SALE of “The Devil and Mrs. Comstock’s Snickerdoodles” to Realms of Fantasy. Woohoo!! I was beginning to wonder if my sales to RoF last year were a fluke. *happy dancing!*
– 23-day SALE of “The Dragon’s Breath Seed” to Reflection’s Edge. Thanks to squirrel_monkey for getting me to submit to these fine folks!
– 7-day SALE of my 2 part article “Multicultural Writing” to Writing-World.com. Also, the editor has invited me to do a regular monthly article on children’s fiction. Of course I said yes. It’s slated to begin in August. I’m casting around for what to title it . . .
– 500 on the collab. piece I’m doing with mtrimm1. I hang my head in shame for how long I’ve sat on it, but at least I’ve finally got myself back in the game.
Lobbing dem hamsters . . .
What a great batch of sales! Congrats!
How terrific! But then you are a very fine writer.
Damn. That was me.
Thank you, sweetie.
Congrats on the sales! How much do I LOVE this title, The Devil and Mrs. Comstock’s Snickerdoodles Do you know which issue it will be in?
Alas, no idea when it’s schedule for. But in my experience, RoF slots stories into issues in a pretty speedy fashion.
Whoot! Whoot! on the flood of sales!!!!! 😀
Lots of congrats!!!
Thank you, thank you!
Congrats, especially on the new RoF sale! I hope I can crack that market soon. (I wonder if my WotF win earns me a free pass up to Shawna?)
Thanks, Tony! I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before you break in with RoF.
Yay, Eugie!! That’s awesome! :hugs:
Thanks, Keesa! *hugs back*
Of course I said yes. It’s slated to begin in August. I’m casting around for what to title it . . .
Adventures in Eugieland?
Cold Comfort Computer: Writing for the Young and Young at Heart?
Words to play by: Writing for Children?
My Column: In your face Mrs. Green (My high school creative writing teacher who gave me a d);)?
“The Devil and Mrs. Comstock’s Snickerdoodles” is a great title.
Thanks! That seems to be the popular consensus. Yay!
My thoughts have been revolving around fairly unexciting titles like “Writing for Young Readers” and “The Children’s Literature Writer.” Meh . . . I like “In Your Face Mr. Green” idea but it’s a tad, erm, esoteric .
Wow, huge congrats on the awesome sales!! And on the Washington Mutual account — I switched to WaMu too after some bad experiencs with cashing foreign checks elsewehre. Still with WaMu and liking it. 🙂
Thanks, sweetie. Yah, Washington Mutual continues to impress me on the friendly and customer-oriented front, while SunTrust is just hemorrhaging goodwill with me. I’ll be very happy when we finally get all of our accounts transitioned over.
Woo hoo! Congrats on all the sales, but I’m gladdest about the RoF sale, because I’m a subscriber and that means I’ll get to read it. =)
Sounds like a good day for you !
Congrats on getting that kitchen sink working (oh, and on those fine sales, too 😉 )
Hee! Thanks! Yesterday was most definitely a good day. I actually had a hoot-and-hop-up-and-down-in-joy moment when I got Shawna’s email.
Dancing hamsters, dancing hamsters, happy dance, happy dance. Four-star days, yes indeed-y.
Dancing hamsters! Much better than juggling and dropping hamsters! Woo!
Mazel tov! Mazel tov! Mazel tov!
Congratulations on the sales!
If your story doesn’t show up in RoF before my subscription runs out, I guess I’ll have to re-subscribe.
On this special day
Happy Fourth of July!