Friday, October 14, 2005

Things heard at Moxie meetings

Here are a few of the stray comments fellow coffee shop customers have heard when a Moxie writers' meeting was in session. Could have earned a few funny looks if taken out of context...

“We don’t have to be afraid of the thing in the dark alley; it owes Stef a favor.”

“Excuse me, I have to go call Singapore.”

“Ooh, shiny!”

“She’d transgressed; she’d called the sacred…cheeseburger?”

“Siobhan stays dead, b**ch!”

“He was getting on my nerves, so I had to kill him.”

“Which island was it--Mirabad, or Miragood?”

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Long Wait

I haven't posted for a long while, I know. I've been doing the homeschool mom bit, trying to get my kids' school year going and keep us caught up on the assignments we have to send in to their official teacher every so often. We've also been through a round of 'flu and house cleaning--nothing too fascinating to relate.

I'm still waiting for word from my agent as to how the first two books of the trilogy are doing--I need to catch up with him as soon as possible. And I have a new order to fill for my mini book business, Pookatales. Same old routine. I promise I'll post something more interesting soon. For a non-published writer, the waiting game is the most gut-wrenching game to play, but play it we must. I used to think that all I had to do was write a great book and everything else would automatically fall into place. Not so. I'm still here, waiting for a contract....

If I had a beard, I'd look like Rip van Winkle right now.