Well, there's one nice thing about always running in three different directions at once, whenever something isn't working out and I want to feel down, other things are working out so I feel better. Normally, after I get my third rejection letter in two days, I feel depressed, but right now, the depression has yet to set in.
If only I could blog about all of the good stuff! Well, I will, just not right now. I'm working on a Top Secret project for my jewelry line that is SO much fun, but my lips are sealed right now :-). I also am preparing to circulate my middle grade science fiction novel to agents, so I'm feeling the usual upswing of new hope there.
And I can't help but laugh at myself a little. Today I took several pieces of jewelry in to the UK Assay Office to be hallmarked. I was wearing jeans and sneakers, which is a little out of place in the jewelry district, but what really set me apart were the two kids I had in tow, one in a front carrier and one in a stroller. Not many people have both diapers and cubic zirconium on their shopping list.
What else to do, though? I like spending time with my kids and taking them places, and I love the creative challenge of making jewelry, and I don't actually wear jewelry so it makes the most sense for me to sell it. But I know people find me odd, but at least I'm not boring, I guess. I never entertained the delusion that my children would find me cool, so I see little point in trying on that front. They'll be embarrassed by me no matter what I do, so might as well give them interesting and unique reasons :-)