A bit of a strange start to the day. The short I wrote was rejected. I'm not entirely surprised. It is 'quirky' and I don't think it fitted into their brief. I'm going to go for self publishing as it's too long to put in a blog post. The working synopsis is, 'How would Martha Steward deal with a dinner party where two of the guests were vampires, four of the guests were werewolves, one of the guests was completely unaware of this and one was a housekeeper with very high standards? What happens if you buy Holy Water from the internet? When eight guests are trapped in the rugged British Pennines, the dinner party at Darke Manor takes an unexpected turn.'
I could start the process now, except I can't work out how to deal with the cover. I can get exactly the cover I want using Word. Unfortunately I can't get that to turn into a jpeg file which is needed for the publishing bit. Darn. I looked at the art package recommended by Smashwords, and I couldn't understand a word of it. I am working on it.
On the other hand, stuff that is happening in the background is making it harder and harder for me to get out of the house. I am genuinely getting worried. I am not sure whether I will be able to continue to take bear to his maths tutor. The panic attacks are getting worse.
I am also extremely sleep deprived. The fridge is being delivered today, so I was up ridiculously early in case they delivered at 7am, which is a possibility. Around 7.30am I got a text from them and it looks like they will be delivering around 4pm. So that gives me plenty of time to swear at the computer to get the plain cover I want!