22 Responses to “I’m having a Monday”

  1. Annie August 6, 2007 at 12:13 PM #

    Well, I don’t think you suck! In fact, I think you’re an evil genius! πŸ˜€

    And I’ve been meaning to ask, is there a way to track submissions to Samhain? My favorite first line in the contest was selected to submit and I was so hooked by the first lines that I REALLY WANT TO READ THE BOOK!!! Do the editors have a page where they note what projects they’re taking on so I can keep an eye on it?

  2. Lesley Speller August 6, 2007 at 12:58 PM #

    Oh! I’m sorry you’re having a bad day! I hope it goes better from here on out. I don’t think you suck at all!!!

  3. Marianne August 6, 2007 at 1:18 PM #

    I’m sorry you’re having a rotten day. It stinks — and, yes, absolutley go design yourself a purse. You’ve earned it!

    FYI, I just sent in a submission to Samhain, and the automated reply says you’re still closed, even though your submissions page says you’re open … should I wait a little while and resubmit? Or will my ms. be reviewed, despite the auto reply?

    Hang in there. People who hurt other folks feelings suck. :pengydie:

  4. Angie August 6, 2007 at 1:25 PM #

    No, it’s fine. I’m still waiting for the webmaster to change the autoreply. We have a tricky email system and autoreplies are set via FTP so we depend on him to do it. It’s a pain sometimes πŸ™‚

  5. Alison August 6, 2007 at 1:26 PM #

    I believe I have seen more than once specific compliments aimed your way publicly online from Nora Roberts. ‘Nuff said. :exactly:

  6. Jessica August 6, 2007 at 1:39 PM #

    Everybody has a hella day. Especially with low self esteem. You don’t suck as an editor. As a matter of fact I know two authors who HAVE you as an editor and they rave about you. Thank you for the update on submissions and I got the same autoresponder. πŸ™‚

    On days when I feel like crap, I do something that pulls me out of my funk. Designing your own purse may be JUST what you need. :pirate:

    I hope your day gets better.

  7. Melani August 6, 2007 at 1:47 PM #

    :kissie: to a fantastic editor.

    Even if you don’t design a purse, you deserve one from Etsy. Go for it. Then no matter what people say, you can roll your eyes and KNOW you’ve got a better, cuter purse than they do. :boobie:

    Here’s to ending Monday early. *Raises shot glass*

  8. Carolan Ivey August 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM #

    Honey, you SO do not suck. You push me and challenge me to be a better writer. Yeah, sometimes I whine, but I like it when you spank me and make me get back to work. :wiggle:

    Smooch! (You, not the wiggling butt…)

  9. RG. August 6, 2007 at 2:01 PM #

    I’m usually just a lurker but I just have to jump in and say; Angie, you rock. Seriously. You DO! You’re on top of your game! Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s just a tiny little rock across a very wide, very promising path. Just kick it off, shake it off, and do your thing. :doglick: Big virtual hugs!!

  10. Bev Stephans August 6, 2007 at 3:07 PM #

    Unfortunately, there are always going to be people who hurt our feelings. The best thing to do is show them your Hiney and say, “This is Teflon coated!” :wiggle:

  11. Cherry B August 6, 2007 at 3:15 PM #

    Nothing wrong with a little retail therapy on our “off” days! But you most certainly do NOT suck.

  12. Jaci Burton August 6, 2007 at 4:08 PM #

    you don’t suck. snap out of it. go buy a purse.

    Josh is going to think this is merely an excuse to go shopping. :giggle:


  13. Charlene Teglia August 6, 2007 at 5:03 PM #

    Retail therapy! Or the fallback, chocolate therapy. Hope Tuesday’s better.

  14. Carrie August 6, 2007 at 5:36 PM #

    Well, I think you’re a great boss and a fantastic editor. I don’t know who suggested you’re anything less than awesome, but that person must not have much of a clue.

  15. Ciar Cullen August 6, 2007 at 6:00 PM #


    You are not allowed to have a bad day on my birthday. No one is. Damn it, do I have to drive down there with a new purse?

    You are: a spectacular editor, a tremendously beautiful woman (which pisses me off to no end), young (which doubly pisses me off), very patient, extremely supportive, and…did I mention a great, great editor? If someone has an axe to grind, send them to the smithy.

  16. Imogen Howson August 6, 2007 at 8:04 PM #

    Nope. All the editors kick ass (yay, go editors) and you kick ass the most. (um, that’s a compliment, okay?)

    I can offer you a plastic pencil case with a broken zip. Would that do instead of a new purse?

    (happy birthday, Ciar)


  17. Heidi August 7, 2007 at 6:55 AM #

    “And the new editors seriously kick ass”


    But if I’m even remotely close to kicking anything, it’s because I’m learning from the best!

  18. Celia Kyle August 7, 2007 at 8:35 AM #

    Um… I think NOT! You do not suck! Reading your posts on the Divas solidified my decision to sub to Samhain. Suck? I think not. Kick major arse? Abso-frucking-lutely!

    Don’t let people get you down. Go visit your retail therapist and have some fun. Hope your Tuesday shapes up better!

  19. Shannon Stacey August 7, 2007 at 8:53 AM #

    You do not suck. :doglick:

    I’m glad the new editors kick ass, even though I won’t be working with them because you’re my editor and you don’t suck.


  20. Stephanie Feagan August 7, 2007 at 12:08 PM #

    Who hurt your feelings? I’ll kick their ass and serve it up for breakfast! Grrr!

  21. Sela Carsen August 7, 2007 at 1:04 PM #

    Put me on the list with Stephanie. I’m in the mood to kick someone’s ass today, so find me the person who made you feel bad.

    Because honey, you are so the opposite of sucking. So, er, does that mean you blow? :whoo:

  22. Heather Rae Scott August 7, 2007 at 1:38 PM #


    I think you ROCK.

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