Well, I don't have to say it, we all already know it, but dang does Julie Kenner ROCK! I just got back a bit ago from the workshop she gave to our ARWA group...for free at that! Let me tell ya, I'd pay for her advice. I'm not kidding when I say that everything she does is just golden.
Between what I learned from her, and what I got from Lisa Gardner, I have a lot of confidence now that not only can I get THOE's synopsis in order and do the first three chapter re-writes, BUT that I can get a proposal package for one of the romantic comedies in shape as well. In fact, I'm almost itchin' to get started on it. The keyword there: Almost.
I'm draggin' butt today. Stayed up wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too late yakkin' on the phone to the JAPpist of JAPS, my darlin' buddy eliana. She and I hadn't talked much lately and had TONS of stuff to catch up on. Stayed on the phone with her until 1am, then got to get up at 6am to get ready for Kenner Classes! Living 1.5 hours from the rest of them sure sucks dead donkey sometimes. (sigh) But it was well worth it, as you can tell from my above excitement. (Okay, I'm so freakin' tired, I typed that as "excitedness" at first and though: Uhh...THAT doesn't sound right.) In the wise mono-syllabic wisdom of the above mentioned eliana: Oy.
Chris and I flapped our gums with Nic and I ran by her my idea of the newest book that I finished the completed chapter of the other day. Shari (other CP!) and Chris weren't too hyped about it, but Nic thought it was a RIOT. Maybe I should put the premise on here and see what the feedback is. Chris is concerned that it'll only really strike a cord with RWA Romance Writers, but I think any work that's well done will convey the tone (and in this case..humor) regardless of one's familiarity of the topic. I mean, I've never been in a beauty pagent but I totally loved the original Ms. Congeniality. See what I mean? Hmm. We'll see.
The ever fabulous Olga just sent an email about someone wanting a screenplay for a romantic comedy, and the super-sweet chicka with the way cool accent actually thought of me! How nice is that?! Problem is, of the 5 romantic comedies I have floating around out there, none are complete! I guess it's time for me to stop talking about the books and actually CREATE the books! (JBM aka CF ~control freak~ would like that, with the blasted timesheets and crap. Ugh.) There are only five weeks left of school, and I have no idea whether to be scared shytless of having ALL FOUR KIDS home all the time, or if I should be hyped up. With Shandie, the eldest, home to help out with the heathenistic toddlers, that would provide me opportunity to get some really good, strong hours of writing in during the day. (JBM the CF would like that!) It does cause this little tickle of anticipation to spread through me...oh wait. ..no, that's the heroine on the verge of explosive orgasmic bliss, not me. My bad.
Until next time, my freaky darlings.