Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful

As a writer, I am thankful for...

- An understanding mother who puts up with all my writing

- My friend Nayuleska who has read my writing and encourages me

- YOU! My blog followers, who listen to my chatter

- Everyone who has ever read or critiqued my work

- Bob, my computer... when he's working properly

And finally:

The ability and the freedom to write whenever and whatever I want.

Thank you, God, Giver of all good things!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'd Like...

One tall, hot, skinny, no-nonsense MC with a triple shot of motivation, no whipped farmboy.

A tall, white FMC with three shots of dimension and extra charm on top.

One grande main plot, hot, with a sprinkling of sub-plots and a shot of genius.

That's it.

To go, please.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dear Ms. Winter:

We regret to inform you that we will not be able to accept your work at this time.

Here are some notes from our esteemed reviewers:

"Dark and dreary, Ms. Winter's work leaves us feeling cold."

"The only good thing we found about her piece was Christmas."

"This whole 'snow' thing... I don't get it. Cut that out along with the bit of 'negative degrees Farenheit,' and we might have a future deal. For right now, though, I'll pass."

"A mockery of Ms. Spring's masterpiece "Intro to Summer," Ms. Winter's work fails to address the real life concerns of chapped lips and frostbite."

Thank you for your submission. Please feel free to try again next submission period, which will open in another thirteen months.

Sincerely,

The Staff at The Ohio Weatherman Journal