Up at 6:30 with pre-schooler, why not blog? See, I can’t even form real sentences yet. But I haven’t written a rambly update in a long time.
I don’t know if you’re following the action at our Practice Blog, and actually it looks like Andrew hasn’t updated it yet, but the space we thought we had has fallen through… yet again. For the third time, this landlord pulled the rug out from under us. He didn’t actually have 1400 square feet of space — he had 1100! Good thing we had to pay our architect a thousand bucks, to figure this out. Now, for those of you who don’t know about doctor’s offices, you can have a doctor’s office in 1100 sq ft of space. It just won’t have any examining rooms, is all.
So we’ve taken our little practice elsewhere, thank you very much. It’s farther up Rt 7, in a small mixed-use building with a funky roof, between a Subway and Berkshire Lighting. It’s huge, 1600 sq ft, and in a great location, especially for Andrew’s exisiting patient population. And we love the owner, who also owns the lighting shop. You get the feeling of being partners with the guy. And does he know lighting! Which will come in handy, as our space has no windows…good for a doctor’s office, but a little hard on the staff…Anyway, it’s not as lovely as the previous location, but screw the previous location.
And I finished a rewrite of my book, yay! Sent it off to the lovely Ms. Hochman, who is also now representing my friend Jamie Holland. Why no link to her blog, you ask? Still the only writer on earth with no web site. She’s been too busy writing her novel, which you will see in bookstores everywhere soon. It’s called The Box of Secrets but I want her to change it to More Amazing Facts About America’s Dairyland. It’s a “teen” book!
So, obviously, I have to get working on the next book. No rest for the fragile ego!
Oh, and since getting an agent, I’ve been on a shopping spree: Three pairs of shoes, two T-shirts, and a sweater (on sale). I’m feeling HORRIBLE about it, but doing nothing but rewriting the book for the past 4 months has left me a little fat.