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I love the show, Bones!  Love it!  The plots are beyond interesting, but the characters are simply fantastic–I even love the new therapist.  He’s funny. 

But, if I wasn’t head over heals for my own hubby, I would go after Boreanaz.  I might take it to stalker levels–the man is sweet!


So, I slept half the day again.  The good news is I’m winning the battle with this damn cold.  Out, I say!

In Writing news I finished reading over the last one hundred pages of DOTT–still like it.  I sincerely hope I spark interest in the few people who have partials at this time.

And wow, but people, this is a seriously nerve-racking part of the writing process.  (Oh… the grammar folks out there tell me, is it wracking?  Or racking?  I’ve seen both.  Both are acceptable in the dictionary, btw–so what think you? )

When it comes to putting your work out there for feedback, it gets really, really difficult.  Chapters that once made me feel confident now look slow, cumbersome.  I know they aren’t, these particular chapters have placed in contests–so I think it’s nothing more than plain, old nerves.  

Today, I heard back from one agent who asked for a partial and a writer friend who asked to read the partial.  If she likes, she’ll forward it to her agent. 

So, is it weird that I’m more nervous about my writer friend reading it than a faceless agent who could possibly be the catalyst to an awesome future career???



  1. November 28, 2007    

    Then again, your writer friend could *also* be a catalyst to an awesome future career, if she passes it onto her own agent… 😉

    Sounds like you’re handling things well – so far so good.

  2. November 28, 2007    

    P.S. I meant to say, I love Bones too! Boreanaz is just… mmm… 😉

  3. November 28, 2007    

    I love Bones as well!!! It totally makes sense that you would be more nervous about your writer friend reading it. Sending you good writing vibes, Rinda! 🙂

  4. November 28, 2007    

    Nope, that’s perfectly normal. And that’s why none of my friends (except you) read my stuff until it hits the shelf. Friends opinions matter. Faceless agents (the ones who turn you down, anyway) don’t.

    But for the record, I still get nervous when I turn stuff in to my agent. And she’s read four books and two proposals from me. 😉

  5. November 28, 2007    

    I must have breathed on your blog. 😉 Sorry about that. Here’s to hoping you kick your cold in the ass.

    Yay for the partial request! 🙂

  6. November 29, 2007    

    Heather, this agent knows nothing about my work–I had just contacted her about guidelines–so it is and it isn’t a request. LOL!!!

    I’m feeling better. I’ve just had over a month of sinus headaches I can’t seem to kick.

    My friend loved my chapters… so we’ll see!!

  7. November 29, 2007    

    Thanks for the good wishes for Lori and I know everyone will like your work. I can’t wait for you to sell, and you will,but nervous is normal. Carol

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