Saturday, June 16, 2007

Agents on the Brain... Still

You know, I get the feeling (from reading blogs) that these agents I'm waiting to hear from are just really behind in submissions, so I guess they're not ignoring me or anything, they probably just have huge piles of stuff on their desks and genuinely don't have a clue where in that pile my little ol' manuscript might be.
What I should do, and should have done months ago, is finish the damn thing and then offer them the full ms. Since it was only half done when I started querying it, they all only asked for partials.
I mean, its at 87,000 words right now. I only have about 10,000 words between me and completion. And why can't I do it?
Because I'm pregnant. Apparently.
No, not 'apparently' pregnant, that bit is definite, but 'apparently' my drive to write went out the window when the little parasite... ahem, I mean, beautiful little darling was conceived. Seriously. The week I conceived, I just started finding it impossible to write anything. And this trend has continued over the past 12 weeks. And will probably continue for the next 6 months. I could have written the end twenty times over by now, but my brain refuses to cooperate. Its a really strange phenomenon. But I will persist! 10,000 words is nothing! I am going to finish it, and then I'm going to write to these agents and tell them they really need to read the whole thing, because I am a genius...
Ok, maybe not, but I seriously think that SOMEONE needs to take me on soon. I mean, I have 6 completed manuscripts sitting on my computer. They could be making money for someone right now. And I have heaps and heaps of ideas for future books. So I could continue making money for someone in the future. I'm not a one off shot, and one day I'll prove it.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Partly because I promised it, and partly becuase Cafrine requested it, here is some great Dean moments, complete with pictures. I could have gone on and on and on and on, becuase let's face it, Dean gets some good lines. But I picked some of my favourites from Season 1 and then tracked down some screencaps to go with it (curtesy of I'm thinking I might try to do one for Sam eventually too, coz some of those screencaps just need to be shared with the world!

1) Steam-showers are AWESOME!

> Steam-showers with Dean in them? Yes, they certainly are

2) Stow the touchy-feely-self-help-yoga crap

3) Dude, you fugly

4) I hope your apple pie is frickin’ worth it!

>No, no its not

5) First we’re going to find the handsome devil and then we’re going to beat the holy crap out of him

6) Are we talking misdemeanor kinda trouble, or a squeal like a pig kinda trouble?

7) Then what? I hand him over to the cops and say 'Lock him up, officer, he kills with the power of his mind?’

8) I taste GOOD!

> Yes, Dean, I'm sure you do. And I'm sure there's about a bazillion women out there who'd like to find out just how good that is...
To put in context: this quote was from Wendigo, but I felt that this picture was much more fitting of that particular phrase.

9) Oh, sweetheart, I don’t do shorts

10) When someone says a place is haunted, don’t go in

11) That attitude right there? Is why I always got the extra cookey

12) So you found some beetles… In a hole… In the ground… That’s shocking, Sam

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

What to do?

I have this problem. I don't know how to fix it. I've done what I think I need to do, but it got me nowhere.
You see, at the moment I have out 2 proposals with publishers (and them being publishers, I don't expect to hear from them anytime soon), but I also have 4 proposals out with 4 different agents. My problem is that these agents all have certain time periods in which you should contact them if you haven't heard back from them.
I waited the allotted time for all 4 agents, and then I emailed them (politely, I feel) to remind them that they had my proposal and I would really like to hear back from them in the near future as to what status my proposal has. Are they having trouble deciding whether or not they like it? Is it sitting under a pile of other unread manuscripts on their desk and they just haven't got around to reading yet? Has it gone on the reject pile and no one's quite got around to sending me a form rejection yet? Did they even receive the damn things?
Do you think any of these agents answered my emails? No. Not one.
So what do you do in this situation? I don't want to have to keep emailing them. I don't want to turn into a serial pest. I'd like to be able to send some of these agents some of my other work if they decide they don't want my paranormal.
You know, most of them have blogs, and they make it sound so easy to email them and remind them they have it and you're waiting to hear back. It's just annoying when they blog about one thing and then do another.
I know they're busy, I'm not trying to be a bitch, I know my little manuscript is far, far from their list of priorities, but seriously. How hard is it to take five seconds to say "still unread" or "no longer interested" or "i don't know where it is, but you're annoying and I don't want it any longer."
I suppose I'll wait another few weeks, and then try again. In the meantime, I'll be sending out more proposals, and hope they don't hold onto them in indeterminate silence as well.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Supernatural Best Quotes Season 1

So, to totally get my mind off everything else going on, I've decided to put up my favourite quotes for Season 1 of Supernatural. Once season two is over and done with, I'll probably do one for that as well. And I also want to do a list of Deanisms, becuase really, they're just so funny. I could have done a Top Ten Tuesday I suppose, but I couldn't be bothered organizing myself. Also, these are in no order whatsoever. Here we go!
(Disclaimer: I'm taking no responsibilty for the fact that these may not be at all funny out of context, but I love them, so they're here.)

1) Sam - "I don’t understand, Dean, we burned the damn thing."
Dean - "Yeah, thank you Captain Obvious."
> Well, Sammy, that wasn't exactly helpful...

2) Sam – "Dean, you gotta update your cassette collection."
Dean – "What’s wrong with it?"
Sam – "Well, number one, they’re cassettes. And second? Black Sabbath, Motor Head, Metallica? It’s the greatest hits of mullet rock."
Dean – "House rules, Sammy. Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole."
> I just love the delivery of this, it was brilliant.

3) Sam – "What I said before, about mom & dad, I’m sorry."
Dean – "Hey, no chick flick moments."
Sam – "Alright… Jerk"
Dean – "Bitch."
> Ahh, brotherly love.

4) Dean – “It looks like you’re gonna leave town without me.”
Sam – “What are you talking about? I’m not leaving you here.”
Dean – “Hey, you’d better take care of my car, or I swear I’ll haunt your ass.”
Sam – “I don’t think that’s funny.”
Dean – “Well, it’s a little bit funny.”
> Yeah, Sammy, lighten up. On the other hand... Dean was going to die, what cruel world would take such a hot, hot, boy away from us?

5) Sam – “When are we going to talk about it?”
Dean – “About what?”
Sam – “About Dad not being here.”
Dean – “Oh. Well, let’s see... um... never.”
> I don't have anything to say except that's just so Dean.

6) Sam (on the phone) – “Dean, where are you?”
Dean – “I’m in the middle of nowhere with a killer truck on my ass.”
> Ok, this is one of the ones that's not so funny out of context, but the way Jensen Ackles said it was just priceless.

7) Dean – “Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s something in Fitchburg worth killing.”
Sam – “Yeah? What makes you so sure?”
Dean – “Because I’m the oldest… which means I’m always right.”
Sam – “No it doesn’t.”
Dean – “It totally does.”
> That brotherly bond at its best again.

8) Dean – “Sam, how’d you get here?”
Sam – “I stole a car.”
Dean – “That’s my boy.”
> Stealing is against the law, but to save Dean, we'll allow you anything!

9) Dean – “When we were at the hospital, I saw a patient, an old woman.”
Sam – “An old person, huh? In the hospital?”
Dean – “Yeah.”
Sam – “Whoa, we better call the coastguard.”
> I love this one becuase it was a momentary role-reversal. For once, Dean was being totally serious and Sammy was taking the crap out of him. It was great.

10) Sam – “Hey Dean, I’m sorry.”
Dean – “What for?”
Sam – “I’ve really given you a lot of crap, for always following Dad’s orders, but I understand why you do it.”
Dean – “Oh God, kill me now.”
> I just love Dean's reactions to some of the stuff Sam comes out with, they play it off each other so well.

11) Sam – “So burning the body didn’t do anything?”
Dean – “Sure it did, now it’s pissed!”
> Well next time make sure it's the body you need to be burning and not something else. Duh.

So, that's all I've got for season 1. I'm sure there were a hundred more great moments, but they're the ones I really loved. One day soon I'll post some Deanisms. But that's all for now!

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