Run For Your Lives

I have to admit, gentle viewers, I have fallen off the ZAP wagon a bit.

The last few weeks have been very stressful for personal and work-related reasons, as well as the hovering cloud of anxiety in the Query Trenches. I haven’t run as much as I would like, and I am getting a wee bit frightened about possibly getting eaten next weekend.

Nine days until the Run For Your Lives, which is a zombie-infested obstacle-ridden 5K. I actually saw a TV spot for it last night whilst watching American Horror Story: Asylum. And it terrified me.

Even Cedric wasn't safe from zombies at the Ru...

HALP. Even Cedric wasn’t safe from zombies at the Run For Your Lives 5K! (Photo credit: robswatski)

That could be me next weekend.

Between dodging Gmail’s insidious (1)’s in fear of rejections and jumping each time my phone so much as twitches — and gearing up for National Novel Writing Month — my brain has been reduced to the spark and fizzle of a shambling undead rather than the bright sparkle of a fully alive personage.

I need to go for a run. Maybe it will get some synapses firing in the old noggin’.

My noggin’ could use a few synapses. Had an odd day in which I made an arse of myself this morning (I could blame my pre-caffeine state, but I ought to have asked more questions before passing judgment), but luckily after a few emails everything seems to be smoothed over. My only defense is that I have dealt with a few trolls on this site in the past, so my sarcasm radar when it comes to unfamiliar names isn’t exactly primed and ready.

Update from the Query Trenches 1.4:

Waiting. Lots and lots of waiting. I’ve had a few requests, and I am…waiting. Yep. That’s about the lot of it.

To keep my mind off the waiting bit, you should all enter the Costumed Curses Flash Fiction Contest!

Click the image below for details!

 

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About Emmie Mears

Saving the world from brooding, one self-actualized vampire at a time.

Posted on October 18, 2012, in life intervention and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I don’t know if I could do a 5k even if zombies weren’t after me. LOL

  2. Sounds more fun then them stupid Tough Mudder runs

  3. Waiting is really bad. But there’s something worse: rejection. At least during the waiting there is hope. When the waiting ends in rejection, the hope is annihilated.

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