ahhh yeah... I just love this pic. any one who can smile like that can pretty much get whatever he wants. that's confidence. it's a look that just lets you know that he is completely in charge. I try and infuse what that look means in my mc, Eamon. now, while he can generate a look like that I want him to have weaknesses, even if he is a vampire. I think it makes him more likable and more dimensional. I'm channeling Elana Johnson's post on her blog this am. if he was all this look(and I'm not saying that's a bad thing) he'd be a very flat character and not very interesting at all. you'd throw the book down and never read it again.
speaking of awesome posts... Stacey Kennedy is having a cool contest on facebook. check it out http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/notes/stacey-kennedy/contest-get-your-name-in-the-new-series-special-agent-fang/117087894980979
I have given up cookies and soda(gasp!) but somehow I am maintaining. actually my mood has improved dramatically. I guess I'm adjusting to the reduced caffeine and sugar intake. For the first time in probably 4 years I am properly hydrated(or close to it). Yay me. But I have to say that I still long for sodas when I see them and cookies call me by name when close. someone brought cookies to us at work saturday and I didn't eat any of them. torture. so now with all of this clarity I can move forward on the two projects I am working on. More specifically, the sequel to Life in Moonlight.
so Eamon, Lauryl, Amelie and the gang went off via email to UBER EDITOR Claire Eddy at Tor today and I am scared poopless. I feel like a 16 year old girl who called her ultimate crush and left him a message asking him out. Now the torture of waiting to hear. no sense in ruminating over it because it will either stand on its own or not. I like it and she must have liked it to a)remember it from the contest she judged and I won and b)feel like I might have something in it and c)ask for the full via email. Tor is an AWESOME imprint. I love their books.
I'll just have to channel some of Eamon's stoicism and confidence for the next few months while I wait and review the contract from the e publisher who wants to publish Life in Moonlight. I really have been blessed lately!
I swear every time I think the world is a great place I get a sampling of the opposite. today some douche bag stole my wallet. it only had 24 dollars in it so basically they sold their soul for 24 bucks. I can't believe it. well, I mean I can because a couple of years ago I lost my cell phone and some guy like 40 miles away said it bought it in a yard sale and wanted to know if I wanted it back. meh. so now on monday I will begin the horrible task of getting replacements for my drivers license, both maddy and my social security card, my insurance cards. my nursing license, and whatever else was in there. sigh. I'll just have to rely on karma to take care of this.
have you ever had a problem that you never dreamed would or could be a problem? well I do. I'm in a strange position with my novel and I am undecided about what to do. I think I am just going to have to do some serious thinking about it. I thought it would be an AWESOME thing but it is something the opposite.
anyway, about my ereader... I love it. I'm whispering that because I was such a nay sayer about them. I called them the end of humanity as we know it. I had it confirmed when an ultra erudite, german theatre professor at school got one. I knew if some one as died in the wool pro book, primary source would buy one then we were all doomed to fall in line. I do love it. I can now take my books anywhere and I can download them quickly. although I still wait to read them a few days because I'm not giving in to the instant gratification thing.
summing it up
sony e reader...awesome buy one!
so yeah, my interview with the editor is RAPIDLY approaching and I got nothing. I'm so afraid that I am going to walk in and draw a big fat blank. I've shined up my 3 line pitch, distilled what my novel is about and feel like I know my market but I still feel unprepared. HATE THAT! maybe because I have no idea of what to expect. I know she's just a person but this is the closest I have come to a publishing professional and I'm nervous.
it's really funny because I've met celebrities, been on national TV, spoken in front of huge crowds, been in court and done all kinds of other scary things but this is by far the scariest. it is like a first date to the millionth power.
well it's officially the end of humanity as we know it. I now own an e reader. a sweet, PINK sony e reader. and to add insult to injury, I bought it from crap mart. I have a serious issue with that store and its policies but that's another story for another day. I fought buying one of these little toys because I LOVE books. I love the entire experience of reading a book. the feel of it, the smell of the paper, how you can dog ear you favorite pages. sigh. but I caved in and bought one. I'll slap a Chairman Meow sticker on it and think deep thoughts but I just wanted everyone to know that humanity was crashing to an end. that's what that giant thud was.
BTW the e reader's name is bubbles.
this week had shaped up to be less than exciting until last night. I was reading my email and saw an email from a writing contest that I had entered. at first I thought, why are they writing me?I know I didn't win. but I opened it. apparently I did win.my submission placed first in the paranormal romance category! my eyes bugged out and I re read the email 8 times. somehow it slipped through the cracks and I didn't get notified. my submission did win and was sent to the senior editor at TOR/FORGE. SQUEE! the editor had very kind things to say about my work and I felt totally validated. I wish she could have read my revised edition but hey, I am just thrilled with the outcome.Yay, me! maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel for Eamon and Lauryl.