I'm feeling a lot better. Only using my inhaler about once a week! Wahoo! I still have to sleep in a semi-sitting position so my lungs don't start filling up again. Other than that, I'm good to go.
A large Christian publisher has asked to see part one of my book...about 150 pages. I had to do a major proposal for them too. It was 20 pages just for the proposal! But, it looks great and very professional if I do say so myself. ;-) I sent it last week, so it will probably be a while before I hear anything.
I've been reading a certain book which has a fun story but I am very surprised with some errors that I've come across. The publisher is Steeple Hill so I am incredibly shocked. The mistakes have to do with the use of 'I' and 'me'. Here's an example:
As August eased into Autumn, the vise of tension between my son and I tightenend more and more.I just don't understand how a person who has written five books can keep making this mistake. It is throughout the entire book! Okay, some people have a hard time with the me and I concept but the editors should have at least picked up on it; don't you think? To me, it is sooooo simple. Just subtract the 'my son' part and say the sentence. Which works better? Me or I?
Jane and I want ice cream...vs...Jane and me want ice cream. Would you say, I want ice cream...or...Me want ice cream?Or
The ice cream is for Jane and me...vs...The ice cream is for Jane and I. Would you say, The ice cream is for me...or...The ice cream is for I?So, now you know. I have a hangup about grammar. My spelling is horrid but my grammar is usually great. I won't tell you the author because I really like the author's work...the author just needs a better editor and a grammar refresher!
I'm about half-way done with painting the kitchen. It had flower wallpaper which was pretty but too busy for my taste. I'm painting it light green and very light yellow. It is looking really nice.
The boys are doing great in homeschool. Their grandparents (Dave's mom and dad) bought us a keyboard for Christmas and the kids are loving learning on it. I'm brushing up on my skills so I can teach them until they surpass me.
Thanks for reading...pray for me and my book proposal! God Bless!