Friday, April 24, 2009

Query, what query?

Well, after a fabulous visit from an author, I'm back to trying to write about the trolls! They aren't doing too well on their journey so I'm thinking they need a little more excitement in their lives! Hee hee hee! I doubt they'd agree, but life's too short to be humdrum!

I did get some wonderful insight on the intricate world of query letters. I'll be working on mine this weekend, as well as polishing J.T.'s world in order to submit that novel to another publisher.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahhh the life I could lead...

...if I were a troll on a quest for glory and a beard. (Trust me, you'll have to read the book to figure that one out!)

Have you ever noticed how things seem to work out? When things are going great, everything goes like you want. However, sometimes everything snowballs downhill. For instance, today was a unique day in the library with our lesson plans because of our preparations for an author visit. So...of course we got observed today! Since she hadn't read the book, our AP didn't "get it". And why should she? It wasn't for her benefit! Then, naturally, the one day I'm late getting into the hall for comes my principal wondering where I am! Oh, well.

Now it's time to put away the trolls and become a Brownie leader.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And the trolls finally continue their journey

I got a little sidetracked by the real world! My usual writing time is during 4 soccer practices each week, Monday through Thursday, but track practices have interrupted that! Each day I bring 2 children home and then, while their Dad takes them to soccer, I return and wait for track to end...the driving time cuts into the writing time! Once the book fair began, my time stopped being my own completely.

However, track ends this Wednesday, and soccer only has another two weeks for two children. (Challenge soccer is year-round. It never ends!) I celebrated by working on Chapters 4 and 5 during spring break! Yeah!

My poor trolls had left on their journey and been stuck in the woods, unable to quest, until I got back to them. Now, however, they are partially through their tiring trek in hopes of completing the quest successfully. Both are discovering it is difficult to travel with someone you don't particularly like and with whom you have nothing in common.

Unfortunately, they'll have to get along without me some more. With Relay for Life in six weeks, I have many, many stained glass awareness ribbons to finish. There's also the slight matter of needing to finish the polishing of my entry into the novel contest!