mid day break

KY is off to march in the Labor Day parade wearing his Lillies of the Field t-shirt.
We'll be back later in the day.


McKoala said...

And I'm sure he was the most handsome poodle there.

Sherry Decker said...

You and KY deserve a break. What a massive project! Thanks!

I've really enjoyed reading the submissions and all the comments but it is slightly discouraging. The good or acceptable submissions run approx one to two percent. Does that sound about right? I'm also aware of the things I need to go back and change in my own novel. Will I ever finish this thing? And if I do, will I ever have the guts to contact an agent? Since the process is anonymous, it does take some of the sting out. Thanks again - it's all fascinating, sort of like watching a horror movie.

Anonymous said...

Did he shake his ass to the soca?

sherry decker said...

Okay, nothing about poodles (apologies to KY) nor about Labor Day Parades, no matter how well deserved. Just a serious suggestion. Take a long hard look at two books: "Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft" by David Morrell, and "Writing the Breakout Novel" by Donald Maass. Morrell's books is inspiring and fun; Maass's book is step-by-step informative, covering the basics like why the reader should care, plot, world building, character, etc. Both authors know what they're talking about.