Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I sent a query letter out to an agent today. I know I should be sending out to more then one agent at a time but I read up on this particular agent and I liked her. I think that is important, to have an agent that you like. How could you work with someone if you don't like them? I rewrote a few parts of my first chapter. I added an introduction paragraph that has more of a hook to it. Originally it jumped right into the story with no hook at all. I think that is my main reason why I didn't make it in the Amazon Contest. I also took out some boring unnecesarry descriptions. I guess I will wait and see what happens. It's a process I know but I just wish that I actually knew if I was going to make it or not. There is nothing worse then getting your hopes up and then getting let down. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best though. I will also try to not think about it. I stressed myself out so bad with the Amazon Contest and waiting for the results to be posted. I will not be doing that again.
I'm working on my third book still. I am actually almost done with it. I have only a few more chapters to go. I just have to round all the characters out before it ends but leave it open enough to move onto the fourth book. The third book is my favorite so far. It deals with flashbacks and I really enjoyed developing the story and using the flashbacks as a way to piece everything together. I think there is great growth with each character and I love how the characters seemed to take over the writing. It's as if they are telling the story and I'm just typing it. I had a direction and an idea for each character but sometimes it's like they are telling me no that's not going to work lets go this way instead. It's bizarre I know but trust me when I say I'm not crazy.
I have also been thinking about writing a spin off to the series. Follow the character of Renee, Emma's younger sister. I already have the story line and the plot in my head I'm just not sure if I will. I might move on to something else once I finish the fourth book and then come back to it. I have another book in the works "Hallways of Hell" I wrote the first two chapters and am really happy with how it's going so I would like to start work on that soon. I tend to work on it when I have writers block with the Forever Series. However, I would like to focus all of my attention on it at some point in the near future.
My fingers are crossed for now and we will see what happens.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Beaches (With Bette Midler)
Term's of Endearment
A Walk to Remember
And the ones I cried at more recently:
Sex and the City
The Time Travelers Wife
I'm sure there are so many more but these are the ones that popped right into my head. I think every now and again a good cry is needed.
The same friend and I were also discussing 90's dance music. I think there should be a rebirth of 90's dance music, it was awesome. Some of the songs mentioned were:
Montell Jordan-This is How We Do It
Real McCoy- Another Night
House of Pain- Jump Around
Culture Beat- Mr. Vain
C&C Music Factory- Gonna Make you sweat Everybody Dance Now
Tag Team- Whoomp There it is
Mark Morrison- Return of the Mack
These were such great songs. I can hear any one of them and instantly get the urge to start dancing. I just thought I would share. It was nice to walk down memory lane. It's amazing how a single song can bring back so many memories.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
My writers block passed for the time being. I am also working on two other books. (Sorry if I have mentioned this in past posts.) I think I have finally decided that writing is my passion. My passion for marketing has kind of disappeared. I still enjoy it but I think I would enjoy it much more if I was marketing my own book(s). Is it silly to want to follow a dream? I don't believe so. I want to be happy and I know that is the only way I will be. I think I have what it takes to make it. I'm not trying to come off as if I think I'm wonderful because trust me I don't think of myself in that way at all. I just feel the drive in me and I know I will stop at nothing to get myself where I want to be. I'm sick and tired of sitting around and waiting for my life to work itself out. I need to intervene and get it to where I want it to be.
My boyfriend is sitting next to me reading an article in his mountain bike magazine about a guy who won 220 million dollars. He asked me what would be the first thing I purchased. He said besides the obvious. "I know you would give money to charity and to your family and friends but besides that what would you buy? What is the first big purchase you would make?" I thought about it for a second. I wanted to say something cool and exciting but all I came up with is I really just want a house. I don't want to live in an apartment I want a place I can call home my home. My parents house is still my favorite place and I want to be able to have my own favorite place. Then my gears kicked in and I added I want a vineyard, it is me and my mom's dream. Then I added I want a large piece of land but I want to be near a body of water. I grew up with the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean only blocks away and I couldn't imagine being landlocked. The other thing I added is that I want a dark room in my house. I don't think that is too much. Okay maybe it is but hey a girl can dream can't she.
Now I am going to watch American Idol. I can't stand the elimination episode. Can they possibly drag it out any longer? It is too suspenseful for me so I tape it and rewind it to the parts I want to see. I'm rooting (is that spelled right? That's bad.) for Lee. I really like him and I love his voice. It's distinctive and I think that is the most important quality a contestant can have. I want to be able to close my eyes and know exactly who is singing. I also like Crystal Bowersox and Siobhan. They all have my vote. I'm also hoping for Andrew Garcia but he peeked too soon how can he top Straight up? He's been trying but he hasn't been able to yet. I'm also really upset that Alex Lambert is no longer on the show. I really kind of loved him mullet and all. He was on Ellen today and I think he is a sweetheart. I hope great things come his way. Okay off to watch Idol.