The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pinch Me, Please!

photo by lens&needle

          In case you missed the earlier whining, along with the backstory, here goes: girl writes story.  Girl sits on her butt for several years, not sending it out yet continuing to whine, all the while certain it's a decent story.  But on her butt she sits nonetheless.

         Enter Barb Hodges and the Saturday Writers.  Girl is motivated to send her picture book manuscript---finally---to a publisher.  Girl sits on her hands for almost four months (so she can't bite her nails in nervousness).

       Girl gets rejected (of course) but she has a Plan B in mind.  Riding in on a majestic horse is Louella Turner, of High Hill Press.  Because Lou is sitting on the saddle behind John Wayne, she has to lean out to see Girl, but manages to tell Girl that High Hill might indeed be interested in the manuscript...

       Pinch me...Is this a dream?

9 comments:

  1. Sioux, I am so proud of you!!!! I want an autographed copy. Thank you for the kind link. Have a wonderful Christmas break!!!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope that girl is celebrating big time, because she deserves to be! Put me down for an autographed copy, too!

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  3. If it's a dream -- well, what a dream! Hoping the very best for you!

    Pearl

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  4. How about I do The Happy Dance instead of pinching you? I mean, a pinch could hurt, and I wouldn't want to do that. :) Congrats!!

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  5. Barb---You started it all. Thanks.

    Tammy--Thanks. And I will be glad to sign a copy of it when it is illustrated and when it's printed...

    Pearl--Thanks, and I LOVE your blog. Your three-part mystery about the death (murder?) of Yang the fish is hilarious.

    Hey, Janel--You can pinch cellulite, and the pinches can't be felt. Please do a happy dance for me. Thanks.

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  6. You go girl! I wish you much success.

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  7. Woo Hoo!! What a great Christmas present! Congratulations!

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  8. The day you visited us at Saturday Writers for the first time is a day that will go down in history!! Go Girl!!

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  9. Linda and Lisa---Thanks. Part of what is getting me going as far as writing is the great stuff I read on the blogs I follow---yours definintely included.

    Becky---I think things happen how and when they do for a reason. I knew about Saturday Writers in early spring, but did nothing. This summer, when I started blogging, I felt compelled to come. Thanks for your continued encouragement...

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