Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the mailbox

I have wondered over the past week, in New age philosophy, if you want something to come does it just continue to want to come or do you need to project that it has already arrived?
I like 'The Secret' It offers a level of unconditional, unwavering hope. or in SECRET terms consistancy and hope, nothing un- about it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wedding bells~

My cousin announced she is getting married in 100 days. I am blessed to be the matron of honor! I get to help her plan everything and prepare for her wedding day. I can't help but think about the childrens books that are based on relationships. 'the missing piece meets the big o' is possibly my favorite. There are so many books dealing with ending relationships, how many really deal with building them? Im going to investigate.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Okay, round two

Rejection still sucks. I know this to be true; It only takes one yes, The right publisher is looking at it, It wouldn't have been the right professional arrangement, I would rather have an editor whom loves my work rather than think it is just 'okay', The right editor will think the world of my monsters.
I feel like Im dating again. This one yes, maybe, Ummm, NO! Maybe I should write my 'list' for dating in the publishing world.
Dark hair, blue eyes, exquisite taste for monsters. This could really work!

Monday, June 15, 2009


I would like to know why the USPS doesn't deliver on Sundays. Everything else is open. When I was little grocery stores were closed. You may find the random gas station open after church but before noon. Now, yesterday, We can buy wine on sunday and cant understand why a store wouldn't be open. Why doesn't the mail come? Don't they know I am waiting on important life altering mail? I still get my e-mail, I still get phone calls from telemarketers, I can even do banking in some stores and online. I think we pay too much for a stamp to not have delivery on Sunday.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Blah blah letters

I knew submitting to publishing houses would be difficult, emotionally. Why do they have to send the same rejection letter to everybody? Dear Author/ Illustrator, after careful consideration... Best of luck... Can't they at least have a circle around (author) or a check mark next to it? Why can't they make it look like they actually took careful consideration by putting a mark on the corner of each page OR a small note saying 'we like', 'WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT!'
It would be even funnier if they put the notes in to texting form for example LOL or WTF. This way they could save on ink.
I guess something is better than nothing. I did hear a story about a submission that came back unopened marked in red marker 'Not interested'

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I have always had an attraction to monsters, really the childish act of imagining. The ideas and characters and thier experiences facinate me. I never had an imaginary friend. Looking back I wish I did. I was never alone, but somehow felt empty. If I had an imaginary friend as an adult, I would be sure that he/she/it cleaned the house more often and did the laundry. Somebody needs to do the chores I dont. My children have vivid imaginations. My daughter sold her 'bad puppy' imaginary friend at a yard sale for one dollar. Unfortunatley, 'bad puppy' came back. He walked right down the hill and up the driveway much to our dismay. 'bad puppy' was just that, anything bad that happened like flowers being stepped on or apples being left on the coffee table were his fault. He was famous for making lots of noise at bed time, banging the wall and tossing toys on the floor. 'Bad puppy' had a counter part, however, 'good kitty' was a source of kindness and play. she did everything good, wonder and kind like comming up with the idea to pick dandelions for me or making jackies bed. These creatures, friends, people, furry things, birds or anything else are amazing companions to children. they encourage a creative mind and alternative world. I love monsters!


Okay there are 12 submissions
04 responses
04 rejections
0 acceptance

I only need one YES!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My virginity

This is my first blog, ever. My blogging virginity now gone forever! My goals of this are to reach out to fellow writers, published or almost. I plan on having a very positive tone with hope, promise, things learned and good energy. Today, I learned that a mermaid in a realistic story cannot speak. For my commonsense, She just can't. She may use body and fin language but not speak. Is there a legend of mermen? How else would they reproduce?