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08/16/2011

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Julia

I'm sure you're right about Lucy's vitamin drink -- and I really need that today or something like it (major head cold today). On the other hand, you got it done and in! YAY! That's great! This is not quite the same as your pdf story, but this morning I misread a blog post and wrote a comment (to a blogger friend) mistaking her dog for her main character when it was clearly stated in the second line of her post.... YIKES! GIVE ME LUCY's vitamin drink!

Girl Parker

JULIA -- HA! The dog/MC name switcheroo is hilarious. Oh man!! I just love how Lucy thought this vitamin drink would be GREAT, then it was sooo nasty - my exact impression of editing. Thanks for stopping by!

Brenda

I can't remember where I read it, but we writers have to be without mercy when it comes to killing off our little pretties - culling our own work. I read in Stephen King's 'On Writing' that he makes it a rule to cut 10 percent of anything he writes. It's a darn good rule. I have added his credo to mine.. And good for you, celebrate now that you have 1) made the date, 2) survived technology... and 3) your a funny woman. (I suggest something sparkly instead of the vitamin stuff, although that was a great episode.

Ahn

Given the "all electronics off" warning, all I can muster is CONGRATULATIONS!! We must celebrate. One day we will!

Oh and thank you. I "smiled."

Elizabeth Young

I feel your pain Girl Parker! Whilst I'm fairly sure I can write, the computer is another story. You would laugh if you saw me hollering and fussing just trying to POST something sometimes. I think my computer knows I am unaccomplished and uncaring when it comes to 'it' and likes to throw me some curved balls just to aggravate me further. When I saw the competition at She Writes I just knew there would be major computer angst involved, and as I can only handle so much, declined to enter for now, I'm sure they will run it again. Anyway I wish you all the luck in the world, you are an excellent writer!

Carol Apple

Just want to say congratulations on entering the contest. To me that in itself is a significant accomplishment a) because you had the words to submit and b) you had the perseverence edit and do all the things you needed to do enter on time. I didn't have a novel to submit, so I didn't read the rules, but I hope they let us look at some of the entries. Best of luck!

Bella

Lori, don't hate me if I say you had me giggling throughout this post. Not at you, but at the Murphy's Law effect that as certain as the sun comes up every morning, rears its ugly head at the worst of times. In any case, I think you'll do splendidly. Pour yourself a glass of wine and toast yourself for a job completed! Good luck! :)

Bella

Lori, don't hate me if I say you had me giggling throughout this post. Not at you, but at the Murphy's Law effect that as certain as the sun comes up every morning, rears its ugly head at the worst of times. In any case, I think you'll do splendidly. Pour yourself a glass of wine and toast yourself for a job completed! Good luck! :)

Girl Parker

BRENDA -- You know, I just started reading "On Writing." I admit, SK scares the bajesus out of me, so I approached that book with much trepidation. So far, thoroughly enjoying it!! I agree, we must be ruthless. I was happy with that -it's the dang technology which might kill me. Thanks for the celebration ideas!! Wouldn't that be lovely?

AHN -- I'm smiling and wishing for apple pie with you!!

ELIZABETH -- Stupid techonology!! You're a smart lady to know you're limitations and where to draw the line. I keep signing up for "goal setting" sites and then get to fail spectacularly in front of an audience. Why do I do this? Deep sigh. Thanks for the love! And keep writing!

CAROL -- Thanks, darlin! I sure appreciate it. I must admit, my WIP hasn't even broke the 15K mark yet, but I keep whittling away. I'm the turtle of writing.

BELLA -- You're hilarious!! And I knew if I just waited till morning to send it in, things would be better. But NO, I forged ahead. Sad shake of head. Times Two! And pass the wine.

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