Monday, May 16, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine Blogfest...

So I'm totally unprepared for the Laughter blogfest, but I figure the reasons for being unprepared are sort of amusing so I'll just list them, but first a little intro to me:

My name is Artemis, or alternatively, Auntie Waguli... both of these may or may not be preceded by 'Crazy' depending on where I am in writing a first draft/editing finished drafts or submitting...

My Current Job: Biological Reintroduction Specialist with an Emphasis on Equine Maintenance, Reproduction and Behavior Modification (what that means: I shovel poop and work with/train horses from birth to adulthood)

So on with the excuses as to why I have no 'joke' to post...


I've been editing Thornbriar... and with only one hand, because the other one has been tied to the chair to keep me from trying to send out a shoddy query letter too early... you know you've sent them too...

I've also been repeatedly opening this short story I submitting to an online magazine, just so I can look at it... they sent the document back with editors notes... red stuff everywhere... it's AWESOME... like, a REAL editor edited something I wrote... and seemed to like it... *swoons over the red ink*

I've been bottle feeding a baby kitten... and apparently spoiling him rotten... so rotten that you can probably smell him from wherever you are...

I've been manically flipflopping from WIP to WIP... you know what I mean? You're working on one WIP, but you find yourself thinking about another one... or accidentally writing the names of characters from another WIP into the WIP you're working on, and wondering if the WIP you're working on is really worth anything, and maybe you ought to just trash that WIP and start working on the other WIP, although that WIP is a genre that's all over the market and maybe agents/publishers with think it's 'been done' when you go to submit it... and maybe you ought to stick with the WIP you're working on because how many YA zombie-fallen angel-mermaid love triangle books are out there? I mean, the market is BEGGING for something like that. So carry on, by all means. Some day they will hail you as a pioneer in writing...

And that is why I didn't do my homework. Have a great day everyone!

15 comments:

  1. Your job description was a pretty good LITBM entry! Good luck with your wip--and with holding back from querying until you're ready! It's difficult, I know.

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  2. Lots of cool stuff going on with you! Have to admit, the kitten-bottle feeding sounds the most fun :D KITTEN!

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  3. Your true and simplified version of your work was priceless. Thanks for being a good sport and posting for the blogfest!

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  4. I have been flipping from WIP to WIP for days. This is my first blogfest, so I am glad you did it, even if you were unprepared.

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  5. Eeek! I hate the WIP flip flop. They should have a special literary bra to help keep our muses contained. Aww on the baby kitten!

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  6. Hello new here!

    LOL! Your excuse is waaaay better than 'my dog ate it' but I suppose in your case it may be 'my spoiled-rotten kitten used it as cat litter'?

    You know as I am getting closer to finishing my ms I am starting to get the knee-jerk to start querying prematurely! I will have to try the tying one hand down method if it gets to be too much!

    Thanks for a great read to kick-off the work week!

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  7. I still enjoyed your post ;-D Hope things get better with the flip flop and the kitten~

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  8. Oh, I get the premature query. Yes, I've sent them. I got a chuckle over you swooning over the red ink. Congrats!

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  9. Sometimes the best posts are spontaneous. :) Great job!

    ~Melissa

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  10. Yeah, I know how that 'flip flopping' thing is ;) I'm in danger of it myself right now... lol

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  11. Thanks for the idea, even I am going to tie one hand, so I don't click the send button for a shoddy query letter.

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  12. whoa. That's some job title you got there! But I LOL'd at your explanation of what you do... :D I did that one summer~

    No worries about not doing the "homework"--it was supposed to be fun. And I think bottle-feeding a kitten and getting the warm-fuzzies over a great feedback letter are excellent subs. Best w/the WIPs! :o) <3

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  13. Thanks everyone! This was a great blogfest. I didn't make it around to as many participants as I wanted to, but I'm still working through them...

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