#IWSG Post-A Peevish Post about Writing, Dental Work, Pets and Summer’s End

Another day when I was feeling peevish

I can’t believe it’s already August! It’s been a nice, mild summer here in Chicago, at least for the most part. But now it’s August and time to start getting ready for the new school year. I haven’t done nearly as much as I wanted to this summer.  But when do I ever do as much as I want to? I probably have sometime, but not usually.

The optional Insecure Writers Support Group prompt for this month is: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?

And I must admit to feeling rather peevish just now. Maybe it’s because I spent four hours at the dentist yesterday and spent this whole day feeling blah. Maybe it’s because I’m taking my cat to the dentist tomorrow because he has something unpleasant going on that they can’t see without sedating him (and I’m worried about him, too). Or maybe it’s because it’s transition time and I always get peevish during transitions even when I like what is passing and what is coming–like the end of summer and the beginning of the school year.

I wanted to have an agent by the end of the summer. I don’t have one yet. Of course, summer isn’t over yet, but I’m feeling resigned to the fact that it’s not going to happen. I’m generally feeling discouraged about writing and arting.

Aargh! It’s good to have a nice kvetch from time to time. And I could go on and on. But we have to be at the vet at 7:30AM, so I’m going to wrap this up and get ready for bed.

Sorry that I’m not my usual cheery self.

And thanks for stopping by.

Are you feeling peevish now?



I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

3 thoughts on “#IWSG Post-A Peevish Post about Writing, Dental Work, Pets and Summer’s End

  1. I hope all starts to improve – teeth, cats – and hoping an agent is right around the corner. The speedy passing of time I can’t help you with. I haven’t figured out the answer to that one yet.

    • Thanks. I’m sure it will all get better. But that time flying is a tricky one. I’m trying to embrace it, but some days that works better than others. Let me know if you figure it out. 😊

  2. I think we all get a bit peevish from time to time. Spending any amount of time at the dentist would sure exacerbate that as well. 🙂 Hope all works out okay for you in the end in terms of getting an agent and that your cat is okay.

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