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The “call”!!!

On Friday at 5pm I received the “call” from Literary Agent and President of Serendipity Literary Agency in New York. I must say after we got the initial introductions I was beyond nervous. I pitched my novel. She listened and pointed out a problem in the first sentence. Yikes! But the good news is that I don’t have to send in a query letter. Since I was a finalist in the contest, I can send in my full manuscript to Ms. Brooks herself, thereby bypassing all the red type. This is such a great opportunity.

So again I was floored by this opportunity. I am super excited. But then reality hits me and I realize that I have a ton of work to do this week. Like homework and then re-editing my novel. Which for some reason this week I decided to remove the first 8 chapters of the story. I figured I could re-enter the cut chapters as flashbacks.

Back to the interview, so if you didn’t know let me be the first to tell you that she is very polite and kind. Honestly she reminded me of a roommate I had in college. So it was easy to talk to her, and staying true to myself I rambled. Which was something that I had sworn not to do.  But it led into the discussion as to how an Aerospace Engineer ended up owning her own agency. Well she told me that she worked in publishing writing Engineering books (I couldn’t even imagine doing something like that, it sounds painful) and then decided to do something different. So she took a chance and opened her own agency.

This was very inspiring to me. We also chatted about growing up in a visually impaired household and attending a bling school. Also about my college days and current situation. It was quite normal. She asked me to quote my experience with the Young Adult Contest. So here it is.

“This contest gave me, an unpublished author, and the opportunity to show the literary world my talent as a writer.”

Now what do you guys think? Too cheesy or not enough?

All in all I feel the conversation went well. Yes, I was nervous and overly appreciative, but hey that’s me in person. I wish I had been calmer, but what’s done is done. There’s only moving forward.  So wish me luck, I’m going to need it.

 

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Time for change!!!

Change in the air. There were at least two days this week that hit the seventies, so that’s enough for me. I am going to start spring cleaning tomorrow. This will be easy enough being that i just moved into a larger house. More space to fill with stuff. I haven’t decided what I am going to put out and what I am going to keep packed. I really need to pack away my winter clothes. Spring is here, even though the forecast is calling for snow tomorrow. 

In other news, my pitch interview has been rescheduled again, boo, but in a sense this means more time to practice. It would be safe to note that I haven’t  even put one together. I haven’t had time, but I plan on working on it tomorrow over coffee. Also I I plan on putting together my study. I have a desk and a great view of the desk.

 I also plan to re-start my P90X3. This should be interesting. I need to detox my system and plan on using Advocare, Herbal Cleanse to do this. This will be the first time I have tried anything like this. Any advice? 

This weeks I also hopped a train to Bloomington Normal to watch my sisters kids for a night and morning while she had surgery. He had the inside of her uterus burned so that she wouldn’t be in any pain. Her kids are now 9, 7, and almost 2. Wow, I feel old. i remember when she had the first one, she was such a cute baby. In factd they all were! It was great to have fun with my nieces and I found out that my nephew is such a cuddle bug! I loved it. We took two naps. It was nice to see them. It sucks that it had to be in the middle of the week. But I found out that the ticket only cost 15 bucks, which means I can take more trips. I plan on going up there for my nieces birthday bash. They are into that High School Monster thing. I guess they are the Twilight version of the Bratz. 

Also I have my thesis already picked out for grad school. I’ll post it later when I put the words together better. 

Well folks, I”m signing off now. 

Woot Woot!!! Today’s a good day!!

Just downloaded Google Chrome at work and I am able to blog again!! I am so excited this is so much easier being that I am work 12 hours most days. When I get home I have enough time to work out then bed. It’s a simple life, I do enjoy it though! 

So I have a great list of blogs that I read daily an they inspire me to be a better me and a better writer. Thanks guys! 

Today I plan on working on my novel and finishing my homework for the semester. I go to Southern New Hampshire University online and my semesters are eight weeks long, It’s a tad bit crazy and it seems like I am changing classes all the time. I love it though. I graduate in July! Woot woot! This is the degree I should have had when I first went to college. i wonder what my life would have been like then? Do you ever wonder about stuff like that? 

Well in other news I started p90x3, WOW!! You want a work out, here it is. it’s fun and intriguing, i am really enjoying it. I think I am missing a few of the segments, but I will make due with that I have. One day at a time. I have the painful feeling in my muscles telling me that I had a good workout!! I am so excited about the future. 

No on to another problem. My male cat of five years has taken it upon himself to pee on the furniture. I don’t understand why we clean his litter box regular. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with us moving. My girlfriend wants to put the cat downstairs! Uggghhhh… I don’t want that to happen. A basement is no place for a cat. I want it with me, upstairs. So I have to figure this. The other alternative is to gt rid of it. I will raise HELL if that happens. I just know he’s fickle, all cats are. Any advice as to how to make the move easier on him?  He’s a big lump of fur and I love him alot!!

Oh I also Have my date set for my pitch interview. It’s next Friday. I am so freaking out!! YIKES!! Wish me luck. Okay that’s all for now. 

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