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In case any of my friends or family members actually read this Blog, please consider all Names, Characters, Places and Incidents to be the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales are entirely COINCIDENTAL...Muaaah!! Now, really, about me: I bring the crazy wherever I go, so I've been told...I make fun of myself more than anyone else ever could. I hate: the awkward silence in elevators, watches with no numbers, picky eaters, Cancer and legalism. I love: coffee, stalking Hugh Jackman, my Spanx, COMMENTS, sarcasm and writing: Middle Grade, NA, YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TO QUERY, OR NOT TO QUERY, THAT IS THE QUESTION.

AH, QUERY WRITING:
This is how I feel when I  work on my Query....

This is where I fear my Query will end up....


 

I recently received some really AWESOME feed back on how bad my query letter SUCKS IT from:
Uber Agent, Suzie Townsend. Who, BTW, is super sweet and way too nice to say it as harshly as I just did. ..but the truth is, it really, truly, SUCKS IT. And I know it.

I have worked and reworked my stupid query so many times I don't even want to look at it anymore. AND I love to write.  I have been writing my entire life. I'VE EVEN BEEN TOLD (and won like some awards and stuff..) I'm pretty good at it. I think my manuscript is ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. But if I don't get mad QUERY WRITING SKILLS, STAT, no one but me and my mom will ever actually read it!! Boo. Hoo. 

Here's my motto:



Me vs. Those Two Damn Paragraphs
Ah, those two damn paragraphs. I need to write two amazing paragraphs that sum up my 400 page manuscript. They have to be absolutely perfect.  But so far, THOSE TWO DAMN PARAGRAPHS have eluded me. They've won every single match. What I really need to do is get serious. Do some sick training, and then shout out for a REMATCH. But talk is cheap.Cause here I sit, writing this blog, instead of calling my challenger out for a rematch. Can you say, pro-cras-ti-nate? But I will never give up! I will never surrender!  

Any one else ever feel like they've gone ten rounds with the Mike Tyson of writing?



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Much Needed R&R

Me, Taking a Much Needed Break 
So, if any of my four followers read my blog entry titled "Worst Week of My Life" you would know that I was in desperate need of a few days off. My family and I went to our fav B&B in Pennsylvania.

I returned, with an adorable little kitty and the conclusion that no matter who or what comes at me in this life, I will never, ever, give up. And that kinda makes me the world's worst pessimist. So, after a mini nervous break down "vacation", I am back to being my usual, able to look on the bright side, forgiving, sunny, OPTIMISTIC, hopeful, self.

I can't be the only one who struggles with/to:
Get places on time;
A laundry pile that's higher than my head;
Three kids a year apart (all girls);
 A Husband who is never, ever, full;
A house that needs HELP and no chance a maid is going to show up;
PTA meetings and psycho PTA moms;
Friends you would love to see but can't even find the time to have a cup of coffee with;
Girl Scouts;
Your Fifth grader's math homework you can't figure out; 
 Sunday School to teach;
A muffin top you can't get rid of no matter how hard you work out;
One part time and one full time job;
Having a pizza place on speed dial;
Time to work on a query letter that's so amazing it lands me a Super Agent of all Agents, who wants to sell one of my books almost as much as I do!!

I could keep going, but I'll spare the four of you. Anyone else out there ever been so overwhelmed you wanted to give up? Throw in the towel, QUIT. I would love to hear about your last straw. And how you managed to pull it back together : )

Newest Addition to the Family

Meet our new kitty.
Her official name is Princess Filamena Joy
But she also responds to: Princess Foo Foo, Mena and The Cuteness

We are highly allergic.  But just look at that face! Yep. That's why we don't really care. I have always had dogs, so this is my first rodeo with a kitten. Have to say, I am enraptured. Not one accident, and no mess. Mena jumped into her litter box from the get go. No prompting necessary, she just instinctively did her business. Ridiculously simple.  She loves to play, stalking acorns and leaves, is a favorite pastime. She also loves to pounce on unsuspecting toes.  This little girly had me at "Meow".