Thursday, November 06, 2008

One Great Mystery of the Universe

You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough. ~Pearl Williams

Why does only one side of your nose stuff up when you have a cold? AND... why can you blow... and nothing comes out, but you perpetually have to keep snarfing, or it'll run down your face?

Huh. I guess that's two great mysteries.

Got an "R" in my inbox for "Stiller Creek" with some revision suggestions and an invite to resubmit. I'm not entirely certain I agree with one of the suggestions... Judy didn't seem to feel that way when she read it. I may have to solict another reader in order to get their opinion and then decide if I want to revise, or look for a different home.

I got a note in my inbox a couple of days ago about "Kitchen Matches" --

Marianne – I read Kitchen Matches last night and absolutely loved it. I laughed so hard. Do you have any plans for Cori’s three brothers that are still single? I would definitely love to read them.

This is not the first request I've gotten from someone for a sequel involving Cori's brothers. So, I've been running possible scenarios in my head. One involves Nick, an Amazonian woman and a rival tow company...

But first, I need to finish NaNo and that's moving along painfully slow. I do love Thea, and did she ever embarrass poor Spence, but still... I'm just not sure how to get where I want to go. I feel like I'm writing "a day in the life" and little of what I've written validly moves the plot along.

Ah well. You can't edit an empty page. And so I'll push forward.

Total word count?

7520

I should be at 8333 ... I'm not. 800 words isn't too far behind, though. Now, to get the word count for Thursday started!

Have a great day.

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13 comments:

Ceri said...

Yeah on your Kitchen Matches note! I'm looking forward to reading it.
And sorry about the R.

Hope you get lots and lots of writing done. I hope that I can, but its not looking good. Too much to do today.

Dru said...

That's great about the reviews. Do you go back and re-read your reviews?

sending you good writing vibes.

Sarita Leone said...

Sorry about Stiller Creek. *sigh* I've had my fingers crossed for you.

Sorry to hear, too, that the cold is lingering. Every minute seems an eternity when I'm stuffy. Ugh.

Chocolate. I still say chocolate is the answer for a stuffy nose. After all, if I can't eat it someone should take up the chocolate-eating slack.

Feel better. Sending hugs.

MaryF said...

Hugs on the R! Was that the one you sent to HQ? But YAY on the reviews!

groovyoldlady said...

C'mon girl...nail that word count!!!!!!!

And congrats/consolation on Stiller Creek.

Diane Craver said...

I'm sorry about the rejection but that's good you were asked to resubmit if you decide to revise. Hard decision, I know. Remember it's just one editor's opinion.

Don't understand why I have to sign in each time I visit a blogger's site. I never had to before with my Google acct.

keri mikulski :) said...

Yay on the Kitchen Matches. Sorry about the R. Try hanging upside down - clears the nose. :) Have fun writing. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Woo-hoo on Kitchen Matches!

And you're doing great with NaNo too!

writebrained said...

Write, write, write. There are some books on their way to you.....

Tori Lennox said...

why can you blow... and nothing comes out, but you perpetually have to keep snarfing, or it'll run down your face?

I would LOVE to know the answer to this myself! It drives me insane!

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear Stiller Creek was asked to be a resub. Best with whatever you decide.
Terribly sorry to hear you still have your cold. I wish I knew the answer to your question myself. And why is it when you stand up your nose clears? *g*

Hope you feel better, good luck with your word count!

anno said...

To me, it looks like you're going strong. Just sticking with it seems like half the battle. I'm wondering if this might be the year for you where the first week is the hardest and you find your groove during the second. Good luck!

Dru said...

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