Monday, July 22, 2013

Wipmadness Week 4 Check-In

Hello Everyone!

Due to a severe electrical storm Saturday night, I am without Internet. Yikes! So I'm sitting outside my closed library on the bench and it's about to rain again. So without further ado, tell us how you're week has been. Mine has been hectic and emotional and I feel like I need Ace to take me to his home planet for a while.

How are you, Wipsters?

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  1. It been an up an down week writing wise but did get a query out on a picture book!

    Working on my middle grade this week. Sending the first 500 words for a crit that I get as part of of writer's digest webinar.

    Here is to a grea week for us all! And say hi to Ace for me!

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    1. Congrats on the query and best wishes, Deb!

      ***big green kisses from Ace***

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  2. I have started to query. Or at least, started writing the query letters. Will hit send soon, I hope.

    Other than that, I've been working on my CampNaNo, exercising, and for the past three days, battling a terrible cold.

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    1. Yay for query letters!

      Boo for terrible cold. :-(

      (((Hugs for L.S.)))

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    2. Thanks! *nervous swallow* I sent one.

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  3. I had my daughter home visiting for 10 days, so I took 10 days off! Returned to working on my MG as of yesterday. Son3 and I are heading out camping for a week soon, but I've printed out my pages and have my notebook and pens ready...planning to get many words written out in the forest!

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    1. I LOVE writing in the forest while camping!

      Have fun!

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  4. It's been a hectic week with not all that much accomplished. We did have a nice little holiday in California, though. Getting back to real life is hard, but I'm working at it. Angelina's little green friend Ace made an appearance on my blog today: http://denisejaden.blogspot.ca/2013/07/green-gas-aliens-and-other-unearthly.html

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    1. Thanks for letting Ace stink up your blog, D. ^_^

      Hope the post-vacation transition smoothes out.

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  5. My week hasn't been hectic at all, but don't talk to me about the approaching weekend or next week! I KNOW they're going to be wild. Unfortunately this year vacation time isn't until late-August, so about now I'm envying Denise and Shari.

    I hit the 'send' button on a contest entry this afternoon, took a deep breath and intended to relax a bit, but decided I should start on another one now. How crazy is that??? So that's my project in between things during the next couple weeks.

    Hope everyone is finding time to catch a bit of R&R. I'm heading over to Denise's blog now to check out Ace's appearance.

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    1. Yay for sending your contest entry! Good luck! I really should start on a story for the contest soon...

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    2. Congrats on the contest entry. We will all be hoping good things for you. ^_^

      Thanks for checking on Ace, he's dying for attention.

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  6. Bummer, Angelina! Hope the weather is better for you!

    Last week started off totally crazy. I followed a prompting on triple checking a piece that I 'thought' was under the public domain only to find it wasn't. My publisher was wonderful and helped me make an otherwise terrible experience turn out better. **Will post about my experience later! It was a huge learning experience about the whole copyrighting thing.

    This week hope to attack more of this revision. Decided to break down and purchase a new laser printer so I can print out a hard copy and go from there. **I usually do this and read the whole manuscript, making notes throughout before attacking story again. I really hope to get this out to Beta readers by Fall so I can start querying again!

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    1. Happy all resolved well and best wishes with the hard copy. ^_^

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  7. As far as cruddy writing weeks go, last week mine was craptacular. However, in learning how to navigate through the rough patches and forging ahead, I know my WIP will be much stronger. In the meantime, I had a staycation this weekend and it felt wonderful to recharge my mind and spirit. Got treated to a spa massage, too, so the body was rejuvenated, as well.

    For those of you in my neck of the writing woods, I ended the weekend with a feast of birds at Chambar restaurant last night. New culinary experiences such as ostrich tartare, pheasant terrine, squab and quail, opened my mind and palate and I reconnected with the fun and inquisitive side to life.

    This week I aim on translating that into my WIP. Some fundamental tweaking is in order, but I don't mind treating it like a brand spanking new idea. Remember the excitement of tackling a new project? While mine isn't exactly new, my perspective and approach will be like that shining moment flooded with possibilities.

    Feel better, Laura. That was me a few weeks ago. Don't miss that, at all.

    I get so giddy hearing about everyone's progress. Can't wait to read everyone's stories, and that includes our little green amigo.

    Here's to a happy writing week!

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    1. Your rejuvenation shines through your comments. Best wishes for a better week. ^_^

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  8. I am so giddy that I can't even type right now! BOOK DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Takes a breath) !!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you guys SOOO much for putting up with all my antics these past few years... Look, it's finally paying off!

    http://strangechemistrybooks.com/2013/07/19/strange-chemistry-acquires-lisa-okane/

    (Takes a breath) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Congrats again! I've visited their website a few times since yesterday and smile at the announcement right there on the front. There aren't enough exclamation points. :)

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    2. And another round !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. And another big HOOOOOOOOORRRRAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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    4. Congrats again, Lisa Ann! This is SO AWESOME!!!! (Isn't it just the coolest thing ever when one of the wipsters reaches a big milestone?! So fun being on this journey together!)

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    5. Wonderful!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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    6. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys so much! I am soooo happy to have you... Makes this journey WAY less lonely, and makes the celebrations that much more amazing! :)

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  9. I'm slogging through revision 2. Picture me in love deflecting suit (so that I can emotionlessly ax precious scenes) with a machete, yet at the same time I am wearing come hither muse catching lingerie (to bring on the new and better scenes) holding a butterfly net. My week.

    Can I pimp my blog? I'm doing a new series of librarian interviews (cool, right!) and am giving away Twitter T's - Please, all of you, play in the contest if you'd like, http://jayerobinbrown.blogspot.com/2013/07/introducing-keeper-of-wonder-series.html Just leave a comment on why you love librarians.

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    1. The images made me laugh. Best wishes with the task at hand, JRo. I'll keep an eye on that blog of yours. ^_^

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  10. Sending some alien ((hugs)), Angelina...and holding on to a very exciting secret. It's not "the big one," but it's pretty freakin' awesome, and I'll share as soon as I can.

    Other than that, I'm in the middle of editing a nightmare dissertation and preparing for an amazing week in North Carolina with Ghost son and his best friend.

    Just hope I don't lose too much WIP momentum in all this...

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    1. So much good news around here! Can't wait to hear. ^_^
      Have a fab time in NC. ^_^

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    2. Yay for exciting secrets!! Can't wait 'til you can share!

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  11. How fun to read through everyone's excitement! Yay Wipsters!! We are moving next weekend, which means packing up next week, so this week is a heavy writing one for me - drafting, drafting, drafting so I don't lose my momentum. The crazy thing is I'm actually making progress. Who knew?! =)

    OH, and I may have downloaded a certain MG novel by a certain green alien...

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    1. Oh my! Good luck with the packing and moving and writing all over the place!

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    2. Yay for progress, my dear friend and best wishes with the move.

      And thanks for downloading. Hope you enjoy, even though I'm not there to read it out loud to you. ^_^

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  12. Haven't done much writing in the past week. I'm taking a much deserved break. Got notes back from agent on PB rewrites, and well, things are looking up! Angie, got the bookmarks!! Will be delivering to my local bookstore this week.

    Have a super great week everyone! :)

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