Yes, I am now BRACELESS! And I love it! After two years of having those evil metal bands, I'm now freeeee of them! I'd put a picture up, but....Anyway - yay! This has been such an awesome week!
Ok, I just heard back from Sheryn Hara, who I sent Young Falcon to for reviewing. Here's what she said:
"Elizabeth, thank you for your submission. I have a review team that I will send it out to and I will be getting back to you about a week to ten days with a complete written proposal.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions – I’m here to help!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! So excited!! 'Casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.' 1 Peter 5:7 God is watching over me and my kids, and I'm so excited to see what He's got in store for us! :)
Here's another little snippet from my first novel, Young Falcon. You seemed to like the first one, and since I'll be trying to promote my book pretty soon, I figured I might as well let you read another small section of it. Enjoy, and please rate and comment!! :)
P.S. sorry about the weird margins. I just copied and pasted, and for some reason, they came out like this.
I went shopping today with Mum. If you know me, then you know that's a big deal, because I HATE shopping, and if you didn't know that, now you do! :) So I was in a 'shopping mood' today, and we went to all these different stores and I tried on, like, eleven dresses. I bought five. And I love them all; they're so preeetttyyyy!! :D This made me happy! There's a green/white one, a navy-blue one, a black one, a light blue/brown one, and.....some other one I'm forgetting. But they're awesome! I get to wear one tomorrow to our family reunion. Yipee.
I had an awesome day; hope you all did too!! :)
....The newest episode of The Sea Dodecagon of Love 'Kings and Queens' is now up on the Dodecagon blog. To read it, click here. This one tells of how King Caspian and Queen Lucy get poofed out of Narnia, and it answers the question: is Caine still alive, or did Sam not make it in time? Find out! :)
Still waiting to hear back from Sheryn Hara, which might be a good thing, because she's probably reading over my manuscript. But still - AHHHHHH! So excited and anxious! :D I'm really excited for this one particularly, because with the last two agents I sent Young Falcon to, I felt like they kinda just glanced over my book and didn't pay much attention to it. Which, considering they probably get SO many books a day, I should've expected, but I like Book Publishers Network better already, because I feel like they're actually considering my book, at least. :)
I hate waiting, but if the results are what I'm hoping they're gonna be, then I can wait :)
"You could email me a copy of the book and I could get back to you with a written proposal about what it would take to get it published.
Your daughter's situation is so amazing - I have THREE young authors in my stable right now and all three of them are writing the fantasy fiction for young adults. Just got one off the press a few days ago and it is so fun to see the author so excited about her book!
Please let me know what would work for you - my job is to help make dreams come true so I'm happy to help.
Regards, Sheryn Hara"
Sounds pretty promising to me! I just sent the manuscript, so now just waiting to hear back. SO EXCITED!! God is great, and He knows just who and what publishing business is right for me and my kids (referring to my characters)!! Can't wait to see what He's got in store for us!! :D
So I decided that since I LOVELOVELOVE movies and everything to do with them, I'd try and write a little book-to-screen adaption (otherwise known as a script) for my first book, Young Falcon. I tried a few months back, and it...failed. Extremely. In every way possible. So! I tried again yesterday, and I am so pleased with my efforts! Whoooooooooo!!! I only wrote like a page and a half (most movie scripts are 150-200 pages) so I still got a ways to go, but hey, IT'S SO MUCH FUN!!! Eheheehee! :D I would love to post it, but it kinda....gives away some stuff, so I can't do that :( But! Mum emailed Book Publishers Network today, so we're waiting to hear back from them. So hoping they ask to see Young Falcon! :)
Have an awesome day, Earthlings!
Some day, even if it's in Heaven, I'm gonna get all of these written. One day! I promise. So these are all the stories floating around in my head right now -
Sons and Daughters - the story of the struggles, triumphs, and adventures of Elysia and all her friends (that's a VERY short summary)
Sons and Daughters: Beginnings - the story of some other people which I can't talk about yet 'cause it would ruin the first series! :)
The Maze - the story of a society of mostly kids that live in a giant, completely dark maze. Sixtwelve, one of the girls, meets a very strange character, Eric, who's not from the Maze, and he changes her world forever.
That's a lot of books! o.O I'm gonna be busy all through Kingdom Come! :D Yay!!!!! I LOVE WRITING SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of which, Episode Three of The Sea Dodecagon of Love is coming on Fridaaay! Don't miss it! Be there or be square! (and considering this is a story that has a 12-sided shape in its title, being a square wouldn't be good... :p)
A note to J.R. - the ones I deleted are ones I no longer intend to write. Meant to take them off the list sooner, but... So yeah, these are the ones I still want to write :)