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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pish Posh Get Fit Challenge: The Beach Version

Let's start with the good news. 

I started the edit on my new book and I am starting to like the protagonist.  I had concerns that I wouldn't be able to, but she is growing on me.  This book is significantly different than the book I wrote last year. 

The main character lost her entire family in a tornado when she was only eight.  The story revolves around her attempts to move forward nearly a decade later.

When this post goes live I will be on my way to the beach with some of my besties.  These women know how to bring me up when I feel down.  I love each and every one of them and I can't figure out why we only do this twice a year.

I plan on walking along the beach a lot this weekend and will update you next week on just how many miles I covered.  I also plan on scrapbooking and partaking in a lot of alcohol so that will most likely cancel out any excerise I get.  LOL

Now for the not so great news... I heard from the editor that threw me a worm last week.  Sadly she was not interested in my earlier book.  I was so hoping that she would give me a chance, but alas it wasn't meant to be.

Am I giving up hope...absolutely not.  I fully expect to receive a lot more rejections.  I am building up my resistance.

Thanks for checking in on me.  I hope to pop by your blog this weekend.

3 random thoughts:

TortugaRachel said...

You know, if you'd be willing to edit/read my book, I'd be willing to do the same for you!

Kristie Maynard said...

Glad you are moving along on the book!
I know you love these beach trips, have a wonderful relaxing time. I'll be at a weekend long crop from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. My "sister from another mister" came from Toledo to attend with me. There will be 15 of us there and w are sure to have a ball.
Sorry that editor didn't work out, just the wrong one. It will happen!
Have great weekend!

Pish Posh said...

You are amazing!! I can't wait to hear about your wonderful trip - I hope it is fabulous and good for the heart and soul as well as for the thighs and whatnot :)

I'm so happy to hear about your feelings for your protagonist too. I know you were worried. I think a lot of writers feel like that, honestly. And when this book becomes a raving success you can revisit the older one and have more leverage for people to look at it. It is fairly arbitrary which book gets attention first. Happens a lot that the best work, the work closest to our heart, doesn't sink in right away with others. Don't give up -

hope you are having so much fun right now!! :)

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