Thursday, January 28, 2010

Batter up!!!

First of all, I would like to thank Charlie for pointing me in the direction of the pitch contest at Caren Johnson Literary Agency! And for helping me with said pitch (which my husband liked better than mine) And to everyone at chat on AQ last night, what an awesome job of helping each other(Well and the "post your pitch" thread also!). It's really amazing to see a group like that, that are all going for the same contest but so willing to help others get theirs just perfect!

At just a few minutes after midnight (because it was 9 for me) I posted my pitch, there were only maybe 10 in front of me, but I periodically went back and checked all night. I was so excited to see fellow AQers on there and to see how good their pitches turned out! BRAVO!!!!

But, the whole process of getting to that pitch was a huge journey, made in just one short day, but man was that hard! You don't get 9 innings to win the game, you don't get 3 strikes and then you're out. You get 100 words!!! How do sum up your baby, your passion, your wonderful characters who are like family, in only 100 words?

Well, I guess you don't really, but you want to say just enough to make someone think hmmm, I would really like to know where this is going. What I really wanted to say was "Hey, my book is wonderful, and I really think you should sign me because my characters are fun and their love is amazing, so what do think?" but that probably wouldn't have worked so well. So I squeezed it all in to less than 100 words (WOOT!) and am keeping my fingers crossed!

Once again thanks to everyone and good luck! Can't wait to hear the good news :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I was feeling emotional so I thought I'd whip out some poetry. Tell me one of yours!

On bended knees, I pray for you,
My little angel, my shining star
You smile down at me from afar

Magic in the moment I held you in my arms
Tiny eyes to never see
A love so consuming taken away from me

Little fingers and little toes
Gone so cold
Never to be mine, lost from my hold

Heavens hold my one precious child
So beautiful and sweet
I count the days, the hours, the moments until we meet

I send my love to you on angel’s wings
Everyday I love you more
Forever with you is all I wish for.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Show vs. Tell

Show vs. tell

This may be the death of me.

I have such a hard time with this. Ok, let me a sentence up here and tell me how it could be show vs. tell:

I made my escape through the garage door and stumbled to the orchard, cursing these beautiful sandals pinching my feet.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Up and away

I have nothing important to say today, well as if I did the other days. I just have been chuckling to myself as I am editing and cutting and destroying. How many times is it even possible to use the word "up"? Now you wouldn't think anything about this harmless little word. You'd never even think to do a search for it in your ms, but I tell ya, I probably cut my word count in half deleting all those teeny, tiny, two letter words. "She glanced up, he looked up..." Seriously? Why can't it just be glanced or looked? It doesn't always have to be up! I mean, he suppose to be tall, but really, enough is enough!

Random thoughts for the day....

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Wow everyone, thanks for the great comments! This is fun :)

Ok, we did inspiration, let's do motivation...

What motivates you to write?

There are days when I stare, well, more glare really, at the computer screen and wonder what in the heck am I doing? Is anything ever going to come from all these hours and sweat I have bled into this story?

The answer...I have no idea! So what motivates me to keep plugging away, well, I guess it boils down to the fact that I absolutly love it! I may not be the best, but darn it, I am having a good time with it. The longer I do it and know all of you wonderful writers who whether you know it or not, have helped me so much, the more I love it. I feel like after 32 years of not wanting to do anything except be a good mother, I found my niche. I finally feel like I can be someone to inspire my kids. I sat down yesterday with my 7 year old daughter and we started a kids picture book (keep in mind, I am horrible at drawing) but she had a blast! and we laughed and had fun! Will it ever become anything, maybe not, but what a wonderful way to spend time with her!

Monday, January 11, 2010


I would love to know what got you all inspired to write? Or even what inspired you to write the story you are writing now? Discuss....

I wrote alot when I was young, you know the whole angsty teenager bit, but I let it go for a long time, it didn't help when my husband accidentally threw away my binder full of stories and poems. When I read the Twilight Saga, I fell in love with her writing and was inspired to sit down at the computer and type away. That was my inspiration!

Friday, January 8, 2010

WOOHOO! I have 2 folllowers! Oh, wait I guess that means I have to acually do somehing on here!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Well, I did it! I entered the contest! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! This is the first I've entered. EEK!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010