I know this is “Writing Wednesday,” but I just figured out the more I write, the less I know!
I only wrote five pieces for submission this past year and I just heard back from three of them. I made the 100 semi-finalists, but didn’t make it into the 49 selected.
Okay, I know editors are under no obligation to write you a nice e-mail and say, “Congratulations you made the semifinalists, but you didn’t make the 49.” I understand that and I appreciate their thoughtfulness. I still haven't heard from the other two, but that won’t be until the New Year (the publishing process takes a long time). It almost makes you want to crawl into your own “mini-motel” and hide!
Which brings me to the new item on my wish list—“The Mini Motel.” I saw it advertised last night on the news and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” If you have ever been stuck in an airport for more than three hours, you know what I mean. People crawling over you, children screaming, and crammed spaces that disappear as soon as you take a potty break.
The “Mini Motel” is for such occasions when you have a layover and want to get some shuteye. Think of it as your ”home away from home.” It weighs just five pounds and is no bigger than a laptop when folded up.
My only fear is that it kind of looks like one of those blow-up slides from the outside and I can see some little curious one trying to slide down the front of my “Mini-Motel.”
But I’m still going to check into it!