Monday, January 25, 2010

Check it out!

I've been doing some work on my query as I am editing my book. I want to have everything ready for when I'm done so I can just go into submitting to agents. I just recently had my query posted in the blog The Public Query Slushpile. I also have it in the forums on QueryTracker. So please check it out and once I am confident in my query I will post it on here!

Friday, January 22, 2010


I just got done with a nice nap today. It lasted an hour longer then I wanted but whatever. I got two great story ideas out of it! It has been the first time I had a dream make enough sense that I could make it into a story! I usually don't remember my dreams but I think I will enjoy one day penning these stories!

Do you ever get an idea and think it would make a better movie than a book? I wish I knew how to write a screenplay.

Glad the weekend is upon us! Weekends mean I get to work on my writing! Happy Weekend all! Go Colts!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Hollow The Hollow by Jessica Verday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book when it first came out and loved it. The characters really came to life and it was a hard book for me to put down. I would recommend it to anyone who likes YA books.

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How much batter do you leave?

I was making brownies for the youth that come to our house on Saturday nights and my husband caught me licking the batter bowl. He didn't want any himself ( I was willing to share) and then it hit me!

You can tell how depressed or happy a women is by the amount of batter she leaves in the bowl to eat!

Now, I thought that was a super awesome thought. But now it's got me thinking, do depressed women leave a lot in the bowl, and happy women leave none? I consider myself happy and I didn't leave a lot, but I think it is possible for a happy woman to leave a lot as well because we all know that eating the batter is very yummy! What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

getting published and American Idol

I was thinking last night...

The road to getting published is a lot like American Idol. 

  • The thousands of people who audition are like query letters and only a few of those get chosen to move on. 
  • Your query might turn into a partial request, aka going to Hollywood. 
  • If your partial turns into a full and you sign with an agent, you have made it through the Hollywood week. 
  • Getting your book published is like making it to the top ten. You are in, but your not a superstar. 
  • Winning American Idol is like becoming the next Stephenie Meyer

So, there you have it people- American Idol is a lot like trying to get published.