Where I’m At – A-Z

Anxious – I am attending my first club as the author on Thursday night.  What if no one shows up?  Or what if people show up but hated the book?

Better – I finished the first round of revisions of my second novel and think it’s better than my first.  I have a soft spot for JFWB, but I think writing it made me a better author and my second book reflects it.  I hope editors/readers agree with me!

Crush – I have a new crush.  I initially thought it was mutual but not so sure anymore.  Oh, well.

Determined – I signed up for my first half marathon and am determined to run it!  I have five months to prepare and have been told that based on my current mileage, training should not be too difficult. 

Energized – I am bursting with energy.  Probably because it’s only Tuesday and the work week has not yet caught up with me.  Ask me again on Friday.

Family – I had Passover dinner with my family last night.  My mom made a delicious feast and I got to sit at the “children’s table” with my niece and nephew.  We started giggling while reading from the Haggadah.  I’d like to blame my niece and nephew but I can’t.  Like Sarah said, “Aunt Meri is immature!”

Guilt – I can’t pinpoint the source of this right now, but I always feel guilty about something.  I’m Jewish. 

Humbled – I received my first bad rating on Goodreads today.  I told myself I’d know I arrived when I received my first bad review.  It’s been seven months but I’ve officially arrived!

Impatient – There are so many things I haven’t yet achieved and much of it is out of my control.  I try to keep the faith, but it’s a daily struggle.

Jeans – I miss wearing jeans to work.  I like my new place of employment, but deciding what to wear in the morning was so much easier at my old job where the dress code was, ‘come dressed’.

Karma – I believe bad people get what is coming to them in the way of karma, but I’m not convinced karma exists for good people waiting for their turn.

Laundry – not one of my favorite pastimes, but it’s about that time…

Movie – I made plans with some friends to see Something Borrowed in a few weeks.  The movie is based on one of my favorite novels by Emily Giffin and I can’t wait to see it, even though I think Kate Hudson was an odd casting choice for the role of Darcy.

Not a problem – I say this a lot.  Sometimes I’m lying.

Obvious – I get depressed when I think of how much time I wasted rehashing and analyzing situations ad nauseum when the facts were clear and it was obvious I should have moved on.

Patronizing – It really irks me when a friend thinks she’s an expert at something and feels the need to bestow unsolicited advice.  Especially when I know she’s full of shit and being a total hypocrite.  Not that any of my friends actually do that…

Query – I’ve started drafting the tortuous query letter for my second novel.  The manuscript is not ready for submission yet, but I thought I’d get a head start since writing a query letter is, for me, more challenging than writing a book.

Raising Hope – one of my new favorite television shows.  It is beyond funny and features the cutest baby ever.  Highly recommend!

Savannah – I’m planning a trip to Savannah in June with a very dear friend.  I’ve heard great things about the city and look forward to getting out of my city for a while.

Try – I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish this blog – “X” might be tough – but I’ll try!

Umbrella – I’m not a fan of the umbrella.  As soon as the wind blows, mine usually turns upside down and winds up in the nearest trash can.  And there is no room for the big sturdy umbrellas on the busy streets of Manhattan.  I prefer to stick my head under a hat and run!

Violin – I played the violin in third grade.  I wanted to learn the clarinet or the flute but they were already chosen by other kids in my class.  I was awful – no talent whatsoever.  I did much better with private lessons on the piano.

WTF – This applies to almost any situation.

Xanax – Anyone have one?  It’s only Tuesday!!

Yes – almost finished!

Zen – now that I’ve finished this blog, I can go to my zen place and relax.

Except that it’s my lunch hour and I have to get back to work. 

WTF! (told you)


  1. Alisa on April 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Love it!!!!!

  2. Meredith on April 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Alisa 🙂

  3. Leslie on April 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Bravo! Great and creative read!! I really enjoyed this one. I will get my determination on as well (and take the good from A-C, E-Z as well).

  4. Meredith on April 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’m glad you liked it Leslie! We’re both going to kick some half-marathon butt this September 🙂

  5. Jenny on April 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Loved, loved, loved this! You crack me the hell up, unless I’m your hypocritical expert friend who offers crappy and unsolicited advice!

    Good luck tonight as the featured author. They will love you! Congrats on “arriving” as well, although I’m unconvinced that the writer of the negative review is fully literate. Sue me, I’m biased.

  6. Meredith on April 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thank you Jenny! Of course you are not the hyprocritical expert friend! She was actually a hypothetical friend (not really)…

    Being a featured author at the book club was FUN! And I would never sue you for being biased. Especially if you are biased in my favor!

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