I talked to my new editor yesterday and REALLY like her! It was such a pleasant experience. I’ve generally had amazing luck with editors and that luck is continuing, it seems. I’m so happy there.
This is a quickie story. On Monday Wizard left work and arrived at BLB’s doctors office at a quarter to nine. The appointment was at 9:10
BLB and I had left early, but I neglected to map the route. I was pretty sure I remembered.
In my defense I have a lot on my mind. I mean A LOT.
Finally, BLB says, “Mom, you realized you passed turn off. A long time ago. We somehow missed it.”
I’ve known for a couple miles but I’m excellent at denial. But I was busted so I owned up, “Yes. Call the office and ask them for the right street.”
“I’ll map it on my Droid GPS.”
I’m thinking, Damn it, if I only had my Siri! But refrained from saying that, got off the freeway and turned around.
BLB’s phone rings.
“Dont answer that!” I said.
He rolls his eyes, and answers, “Hi Dad. Yeah, we’ve turned around. Of course she’s lost.”
“I’m not lost. I know where I am, I just don’t know where the stupid exit is.” Seriously, I knew exactly where I was.
Wizard says, “Tell me where you are, I’ll get you here.”
I kept my mouth closed, but BLB blabbed and told him where we were. Wizard told us exactly how to get there and we made it in plenty of time. We pull up, and there is Wizard, standing by his car and smirking. I didn’t even bother to ask, but BLB did. “How did you know?”
Wizard laughed. “Your Mom wasn’t here by ten minutes to nine. She’s compulsively early, especially when it comes to something this serious. And I knew she’d never see that offramp, it’s hidden. So I rescued her. Again. It’s what I do.”
Damn it. He’s not wrong.
May 10th, 2012 at 2:33 am · Link
Aww – Wizard is a sweetheart. He knows you well.
I’m like you, I’m always early. I have a real problem with lateness. I think when you’re habitually late you’re showing disrespect.
I’m so happy that all went so well with the editor :).
Tonight we go out to celebrate hubs and youngest birthdays (15th and 16th). It’s early but the only time we can get us all together :).
Have a great day.
May 10th, 2012 at 6:30 am · Link
Aww, your real life hero. How wonderful.
Great news about the editor as well.
May 10th, 2012 at 7:12 am · Link
Awww. Wizard’s so awesome. Sometimes it’s good to be the damsel in distress. And hey, you get a knight who’s also a wizard. Plus, yay for good editors. I hope I get one of those someday. ;o)
May 10th, 2012 at 9:14 am · Link
Awwww! Sometimes it’s good to be rescued–especially by a Wizard who is sweet, funny, and loves his witch.
Happy Birthday to your family, Viki!
And here’s a big WootWoot! for the awesome new editor! I need to figure out a thumb’s up smiley icon thingy!
May 10th, 2012 at 10:25 am · Link
Viki, happy birthday to the men in your life! I know how hard it is to get everyone together. We have a family b-day at the end of the month we’re trying to organize. It’s complicated!
Yeah yeah on Wizard. I told him this wouldn’t happen if I had a phone with GPS. He said I don’t need GPS I have him.
May 10th, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link
Labrat11, I’m hoping he doesn’t read these comments calling him a hero. He’ll come home all smug tonight for sure, LOL!
I really liked the editor! That relationship is so key that I’m very pleased.
May 10th, 2012 at 10:31 am · Link
B.E. you will get an editor someday! Don’t give up. The thing is, you really need an editor you can relate too. I was able to fully grasp her thoughts on what might be a problem as I write the rest of the book, and figured out some things I need to address to fix those. We both want the best book, it’s all about making sure we’re on the same page of what that is.
May 10th, 2012 at 10:36 am · Link
Silver, thanks on the editor. I’m so happy about that. Now I just have to write a book to live up to her faith in me
I don’t know how to do that smiley thumbs up icon, but I think I’ve seen it.
Yeah, I’ll probably keep Wizard. What’s funny is he never worries about me when I travel (I don’t rent cars and drive myself LOL) as long as I call him once I get where I’m going.
May 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm · Link
I just love a hero story….even when it’s frustrating for the recipient! Great news on your editor. Work is always easier when working with great people. Even the greatest job is awful if the people around you spoil it.
May 10th, 2012 at 8:06 pm · Link
Julie, that is sooo true on the job front!