Saturday, December 1, 2007

(psst... I'm sometimes a little sarcastic)

Ok, I'm really starting to question my writing abilities. I was completely joking yesterday when I said I was tempted to give up on my book, but I received several inspirational emails not to give up. I appreciate the support, I really do, but I'm not quitting at the easy part!

Querying, writing the query, waiting for requests, writing a synopsis, waiting, waiting, getting rejected, waiting... THAT'S where I'll need the encouragement!

I'm a little stuck on my description of my first visit to the Mexican Consulate, but I read a bit from my writing book and I'm feeling more motivated. I'm also quite amused at some of the logistical errors I've made - a side-effect of writing with the edit button turned off. The current one is I got in line, then in the next paragraph was still walking to the building. Small details.

Anyway, one sweet thing I thought I'd share happened while I was in Chicago. My brother is living in my old apartment & we left quite a few things in his care. Including my plants. When I arrived, I was sweetly surpised to see my plants alive & thriving! Now I feel like I have something waiting for me when we go back. Aww.

I've also decided to add a new feature to each blog entry. I bought a thermometer while I was home & it's now sitting one foot above my computer. Each I will include the temp & humidity reading, just because I can! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Temp: 90°
Humidity: 73%


Kate Boddie said...

I'll take the 90 degrees but you can keep your humidity. Ever see that episode of Friends where they all go to the Caribbean and Monica's hair progressively gets bigger as the episode goes on? Yeah, that's me.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

I was in Cabo a few years ago. We didn't know how hot it would be in July. We thought we'd save money and walk instead of ride the bus or a taxi. We froze our water bottles the night before for the walk. Our condo was at the end of a long driveway. By the time we got to the end of the driveway, not only had all our water melted, but we had drank it all too. We found a bus stop nearby...ha! But the bus wasn't much cooler...boohoo.

Karen (Lavinia from AW)

Melanie Avila said...

Yeah, I actually forgot how to deal with my hair when it's NOT frizzy & out of control. I had straight hair for two weeks at home & couldn't believe it!

And Karen, that's why they have siestas - it's too hot to function in the middle of the day, especially in the summer. :)

A Sharp said...

Melanie, I've never heard this advice from query discussions but it worked for me: go outside yourself.

Imagine you are not the writer but a reviewer. Your book review is limited to two paragraphs, about what Amazon's review is (not reader reviews). When you put on your book reviewer's hat, things look mighty different.

Good luck and keep at it.