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Day of Stuff!

I have no glasses, for lo, they have gone in for repair. Squinting is not fun. However, this post comes in four parts for your convenience, and hopefully has at least a smidgen of non-blurry fun. 1. Personal nonsense. Most of yesterday was spent in the car (driving around, not just sitting there), and gave me time to think. I …

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Darn That Real Life

Behold the Foldocalypse. This is the result of me being sick for couple of weeks and sweating through everything I own plus my wonderful husband doing tasks that involved numerous changes of outfits and a tablesaw. Seriously. A tablesaw. He’s building things. At any rate, it’s all clean now.  Next, it will be folded, hung, and put away. I have …

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Wherein I Write Too Much Text

This is what happens when I don’t blog for a few days. Words build in my brain like a geyser. New information on natural gas that might just help to solve the world’s energy crisis (how NIFTY). Also, here is a fantastic post from agent Kate Testerman on the process of writing -> editing -> querying, …

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Links Time!

I have unfortunately caught my husband’s flu, so this will not be a long post. Needless to say, I will not be carting my sick self to my 95-year-old grandmother’s this weekend. :p For your brain: nifty Photoshopped things. Some of them are really fun. Also, agent Kate Testerman of KTLiterary is going to be putting …

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Circles: Patterns in Which I Run

Just got back from grandma’s, but I’ll be returning in a few days to move her from her country place to her city place, which promises to be an interesting exercise in patience and creativity. Mom, dad, brother, aunt, husband and I will be taking turns trying to make sure she’s never alone. Also, my husband’s going …

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Random Observation

Did you know exercising near-daily makes it easier to vacuum up and down the stairs? Yeah, I know. Rocket science.

Best Quote of the Day (and it’s only 2PM)

“You can break any damned grammar rule you want, so long as you can get away with it. They’re kind of like speed limits.”  – Jay Lake (who, by the way, is a fantastic author, if you’ve never encountered his work) Oh, yeah. That’s what I’m talking about.

Manuscript Sent

To not one – but two agents. I am the happiest person in the world right now. Also the most sleepy. See you tomorrow, world.

Quick Update!

Let’s see, what’s going on? Just got back from grandma’s place, where we had a terrific time, though it’s still hard to see her struggling; I have kept up my decision to exercise five to six days a week, in the gym, first thing after I wake, and I feel good; also, still tweaking my query. I find …

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A Day of Opposites…

I know, it’s only 1 o’clock, so it hasn’t exactly been a DAY yet. However, it’s already hitting polar extremes. For example: Good: I am now only 2 pounds heavier than when I got married. Yay exercise! Bad: The agent did not, after all, want me. Meh. That’s okay. It simply means we weren’t the …

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AAAAAAAAH

THE AGENCY I WANT THE MOST HAS ASKED FOR A 30 PAGE SAMPLE I AM GOING TO GO RUN IN CIRCLES NOW AND SCREAM KTHNXBYE.

Done.

Submitted to my two favorite agents. We will see what happens next. The finalized query, btw:

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Let It Be Known That….

I think I just wrote the last line. *eyes blurry* I need to edit, of course, and add Alex’s journal entries in there, but… yes. I’m sure of it. That’s the ending line for the book. Nnnnng. *collapse*

AAAAAH.

Update: I live. Am prepping book for submission to various agents at the end of this month. May be slightly unreasaonble for a while. (NOTE: You wonderful people who’ve offered to beta-read for me? I will be coming to you soon with puppy-dog eyes.)

*runs in circles, pulling at hair*

So now, I’m on my way to CA. Tomorrow. Dad’s unwell in the extreme – as usual, he’s pushing himself too hard. Brother needs to move FROM CA, and dad was going to help him, for lo, he is insane. Not gonna happen now, thus! I am heading out there, and will be reinforcing my minimal stick-shift-education …

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