Fresh Bouge: No Joke, I don't like April Fool's Day


So I finished Book 2 at 7:00 am this morning (which as of this week will apparently be titled Sweet Little Lies). Anyway, because I'm super anal (no judging) I printed it out and decided to read it from cover to cover double (quadruple) checking for grammar, spelling, thoughts that didn't translate from brain to keyboard. Because I'm operating on a grand total of twenty hours of sleep for the last six days, it took me all day long to read and edit a document I would normally knock out in three or four uninterrupted hours. Long story short, I sent the final draft in at about 1:00 a.m. this morning.

Almost immediately I received an email back saying that because I did not get it in technically on March 31st, it would not be considered an accepted manuscript. That is publisher-speak for "we're not paying you."

I was just about to slit my wrists hyperventilate and pass out when the next email came saying "Just joking... April Fool's... everything's fine." Color me unamused:


For the record... I have always hated April Fool's Day. I don't know why but I'm going to go out on a limb and blame BougieSiblings. I assume one of them did something in my youth to make me hate it. Though I generally have quite the sense of humor, I cannot stand over the top practical jokesters (one of the reasons why I hated the show Punk'd) and April Fool's just brings them all out of the woodwork. Riddle me this, why do we need a holiday for lame jokes anyway?

For that matter, I really don't like clowns either. (I know I'm being random) The only pranskter who gets a pass is the Joker from Batman. I really like that character. (Jack Nicholson Joker not Heath Ledger Joker <- that one scared the crap out of me).


Yep BougieLand - these are the 3:00 am musings of a sleep deprived author. Got thoughts or feelings on April Fools?