My dog is at work with me today, and yes, it pretty much is the best thing ever.
Right now Riley is pooped from running around our 3-story building and greeting everyone. And sniffing every square centimeter of carpet for crumbs. (He’s a very, very good Crumb Finder.) I’ll take him on another social loop in a little while. Right now I’m enjoying the peace and quiet of sitting at my desk, and not having to think, “Oh god don’t eat that! Oh god don’t poop there! Oh god just sit still and let them pet you!”
On the writing front, I am STILL working on those revision proposals (synopses are so hard!) which is just ridiculous. The Major Publisher told me to take my time (“well, not five years” they said with a grin) but Monday marks the 1-month mark since I got the request, and I’d like to submit everything to them by then. I also have a couple agents waiting for the materials, so there’s another reason to speed it up. My problem isn’t lack of passion or ideas; it’s that I’m trying to include sample pages of a potential rewrite. Part of me says, Drop it; they only asked for synopses. The rest of me says, If the point is to sell your idea, then you’ve got to write the pages, because they are your best tool.
I guess I’ll find out on Monday which side of me wins.