Anticipation

Do you remember the old ketchup commercial with the forever waiting for the ketchup to pour onto the hamburger or fries?

That’s how I feel waiting for the results of contests I’ve entered. The date is circled on the calendar, your heart beats a little faster, you check your email a bazillion times or maybe not at all, doing other things to forgot; oh, right, that was today. As if you can fool yourself. LOL

Win, place, or show. Doesn’t matter. It is great to win, don’t get me wrong. But getting eyes on your writing and seeing how it stacks up is its own reward.

How do you wait for news?


Jill James, romance writer

Going to the dentist sucks – part 2

Another week, more visits to the dentist. This week is deep cleaning part 1 and drilling into a root canal, putting strong medicine down the hole, temporary cap on tooth, 3-6 weeks go back to see if medicine worked and refilling root canal.

On the plus side, maybe my teeth will hurt so much I won’t eat a bunch this week. LOL

Jill James, reluctant patient.

Time for Fantasy Football

I can always tell when it is time for fantasy football again. The magazines start arriving. The football sports channel is on all day long with the husband making notes. The big draft board arrives and we start learning new players, old players going to new teams, old players retiring.

Think of me as the Vanna White of Fantasy Football. I stand at the front of the room and put the name stickers on the board. In years past, I wrote the names with magic markers. Ask me how long it took me to learn how to spell Roethlisberger. By the end of the evening the side of my hand was red, green, black, orange, and blue. LOL

We have being doing this with some of the same people for over 25 years. It is a fun evening.

Let’s Go Raiders!!!


Jill James, romance writer