Tag: mushroom in my bathroom

My Great Mycological Achievement

I have done what no woman has ever done before.  Is it any wonder I constantly amaze my friends and family?  No.  It is quite clear that I am more talented than all of you.

I have grown a mushroom in my bathroom.

That thing in the disgusting neglected corner you see there is a fruiting fungus.

I refuse to tell you the secrets of my success.  If you want to be as amazing as I am then you need to get there on your own damn merit.

This marks my greatest triumph as a homeowner and as a woman.

In other news, I got my first real query rejection today.  Obviously the agent has not yet heard of my great mycological achievement.  I’m sure that would have clinched it.  But seriously-what I’m really appreciative of is the fact that I got a personal email back from the agent.  I’m obviously a bit deflated now that I’m at the rejection point but this was expected.  It is expected I’ll get tons of rejection.  From what I understand, if an agent rejects a query by email they do it with a form message of rejection.  But most agents just say that if you don’t hear back from them in a certain amount of time, then you can consider your query rejected.  To get a personal rejection is thoughtful.

I’ve sent out three queries this week so I can honestly say that I am truly back on track with my writing goals.  I think it’s better to send queries early in the week rather than at the end of the week so my task for the next few days is to continue lining up agents to query next.  I’ve got about three lined up and I’d like to have at least three more on the list to query early next week.