Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stuck with ME

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. ~Voltaire

No guest blogger today... y'all are stuck with me.

I spent the day, yesterday, doing brainless but necessary work for LASR and contemplating a short story I had begun quite some time ago. In it, I have a heroine who has a mysterious something that demands her attention after work everyday and ... when I started writing it, I had no idea what that was. Yesterday, I sat and wondered what had happened to Millie and Paul from "Miles From You" -- they've been on my brain because Womans World still has my "Perilous Love" story and the last time they had once this long, it had gotten all the way to Johnene Granger before being rejected (with handwritten comments, which I treasured, lol). That story eventually became "Miles From You".

The brain is a funny thing, isn't it?

In any case, and for whatever reason my very odd brain smooshed both thought together and now I know what my heroine from the short story does every afternoon -- it involves her parents, Millie and Paul! LOL...

Now, to find the time to finish writing it. I really like the hero in the story -- he's sweet, but geeky and unsure. I can't recall writing a sweet, geeky and unsure hero before.

So... one more to add to JaNoWriMo?


Hey, folks... yesterday Ceri asked a question in the LASR Yahoo group that didn't get an answer, and I thought I'd ask it here, because I'd like to know, too!

She asked:

On their guidelines page they list what to send (cover letter, synopsis, first three chapters) but further down the page it says that we can send an email query to the proper editor.

Which is the best way to submit? I didn't seen any addresses to physically mail anything, so I'm wondering if the email is the preferred method.

Does anyone know?


We did "quirky things" yesterday in the LASR group and it got me to watching stuff around me. Dakota is VERY quirky... lol. Her biggest quirk is this: She always takes the first mouthful of food away from the dish to eat it. She'll go over, fill her mouth up and run to the stairs, spit it out and eat it one piece at a time. Then, and only then, will she go back and eat the entire thing.

And my cat's feet are ticklish, so I love to go and stick a finger in the middle of her pads and wiggle... her entire foot flexes. She'll let me do that once or twice before smacking me in annoyance, lol. I'm the only one who can do it even that many times, though.


Isn't it amazing how warm 40 degrees feels in the winter? I have my screen door open!! LOL...


You Should Be a Puppeteer

You are an entertainer - pure and simple.

You know how to engage an audience. You are a natural storyteller.

You are naturally dramatic, even when life doesn't call for drama.

Luckily though, you save most of your drama for your stellar performances.

And, DD got her "drama queen"-ness from me! *G*



MomJane said...

You Should Juggle

You've got the talent to go far in life, but you don't really like to take risks.
You rather practice your well honed skills than put your life in danger.

You are agile and coordinated. You can work magic with your hands.
You truly mesmerize people. You don't have to resort to cheap tricks and gimmicks.

That sorta sounds like me, but who knows.

Yours does sound like you.

Dru said...

re quiz: I should juggle

re: submission. It is similar to what's happening in the workforce. If we're looking for jobs, employees don't want to see until we have submitted our resume via email or online. I would say if there is no address located, then emailing it should be fine.

pps..I'm enjoying our 60 degree temps.

Have a good Wednesday.

Amy said...

I'm hearing rumors of snow next week. Damn it.

I love the subconscious. It does so much of the heavy lifting for me, I would buy it diamonds if it wore jewelry.

groovyoldlady said...

The LASR book I'm reading right now is awesome - a real page turner.

I'm getting some sideways ideas from the author's method and style and plot that will fit in nicely with all the menatally ill characters that keep popping up in linear equation.

Michele said...

I should Fly on the Trapeeze??

How did they know I wanted to wear skimpy outfits and have muscley men in tights grab me and swing me around?

It WAS warm, wasn't it?
And just thing by tomorrow AM it is going to sleet, freezing rain and... snow at some point.

East Coast weather is so bizzarre!

Melissa said...

I like being stuck with you. BTW, I picked up a jar of that pasta sauce you mentioned. I got the tomato basil combo. Something like that. Hubby commented on it and I told him it was only $1.16 a jar (at Winco.) He was impressed. So thanks!

Ceri Hebert said...

I should be walking on stilts because I love to work a crowd. Um, no. No I don't.

Thanks for posting my question here. I think I'll go with the email query today when I get home. After all, Harlequin requested the chapters on just the query.

Uggy weather. I'll take 50 degrees and rain over icy roads and sleet.