Busy Bee


When I was two or three, my favorite song was Busy Bee.  It’s a silly, silly song that makes me cringe now, but I was apparently into alliteration early.

Or busyness.

Nothing feels better than a period of solid accomplishment.  I not only picked up some of my old contract work last week–which I completed–I also finished a short story, polished a bunch of difficult “after critique” chapters and helped my husband on a remodeling job. (The difficult chapters were all my fault, btw. Luckily, the lovely Rachel Vincent understands about writing under duress and is ready with her trusty magnifying glass. She. Rocks.)

In between, I managed to hang out at the Farmer’s Market with my oldest and cuddle with my youngest while we watched Back to the Future movies.  I had a nice evening sitting outside with my husband and enjoyed a couple of glasses of red wine after a day of surprisingly good news.  And last night, I cut into the perfect cantaloupe and made Greek Beans with the fresh green beans and tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market.

I am still job hunting and it’s still frustrating, but in the meantime, I’m picking up another week or two of contract work which came at the best possible time.  I also plan to knock out the critiques of the short story and get that to the editor, then as much of my WIP as possible. 

So, I’m feeling positive and hopeful for a little more good news.  I’m sure I don’t have to spell that one out for all of you.  <BG> 



About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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4 Responses to Busy Bee

  1. Jinx, lover of all things BL says:

    Congrats on getting the short story done and that the contract gig came through for you. Soooooo glad you got good news. These days we all need the good news we can get!

  2. relliott4 says:

    What’s the BL stand for?? 😉 I decided the short story is awful. Am rewriting from scratch with it due in three days. I’m officially insane.

  3. Just make sure it’s not the IE telling you the story’s bad when it’s not. And yes, we all know you are insane. lol. Just kidding. Email me with your good news. I want to share the joy.

    Glad to hear things are going well!


  4. relliott4 says:

    No, it was my inner writer gut and she was sooo right. New story is much, much better. 🙂

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