Monday, September 19, 2011

Entropy Happens

I wrote my query while cleaning the bathroom this morning.  Well,  a new version of it anyway.  I didn’t stop to write it all down though.  I was surrounded by three kids that would not only drink all the cleanser while I was gone but would raise an unholy fuss if I wanted to take a couple minutes for myself.  Now I can’t remember it.  That’s ok, It probably wasn’t good anyway.  It may or may not have been inspired by cleaning fumes. 

I love reading others’ blogs.  I haven’t been able to comment as much as I’d like of late due to illness and the writing of thousands of thank you cards.  OK, only forty five but that’s still a lot.  I’m starting to get back into it and am having fun seeing what I’ve missed. 

I’m so excited to go work on my next scene.  I couldn’t stand it Friday and took the day off.  I guess a weekend apart was just what we needed. 

My son is growing out of his naps which will necessitate a change in my work schedule.

Last, here is a link to a Rachelle Gardner post with links to lots of publishing questions that she answers on her blog.

10 comments:

  1. I once wrote a query on a napkin at the gym before a basketball game then texted it to myself via my cellphone (old cell, big thumbs... took forever)... inspiration strikes at the strangest times... hopefully the lost bits will come back to you (and they're probably stronger than you give them credit).

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  2. Might I suggest an erasable whiteboard marker strategically placed next to the soap dish ... I have installed a small whiteboard in our bathroom for just exactly this purpose. The most amazing thoughts occur while one is just sitting there ... or cleaning!

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  3. Bane, Inspiration does strike at odd times. We just have to make sure to grab it and tie it down somewhere. I was able to piece bits of it together, between that, what I already had and some new thoughts I may be able to make this query thing work.

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  4. Widdershins, I've been thinking of getting one with a grease pencil so I can take notes in the shower. I get lots of ideas in there.

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  5. Yes, Jo, thanks. We are finally recovering, though my son has started vomiting again. I'm worried about a milk allergy.

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  6. I always get upset when I think of stuff at inopportune moments and then lose it - I need a brain recorder...
    Hope you're feeling better!

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  7. Yes, thanks. I carry around a notebook for that very reason. Maybe I need to hang it off my belt. Though I like the idea of texting it to myself. Now that I have a cell phone I can do that.

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  8. I don't think I'd be able to type fast enough...

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  9. I couldn't on my phone but if I got a different phone...Less than three months with this phone and already I'm planning my next one. I didn't get to choose it though.

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