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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Well, yesterday turned out to be quite the day! I had revisions due, and I was almost done with them, but then I found out my car, which had broken down the day before, would cost more to fix than the car is actually worth. So, after ten plus years with the same car, I had to go out and get a new one.

As you can probably guess, I don't go car shopping too often--I like to buy something that will last and then, as my father says, I "drive it until it's mostly dust" --but it went okay, although even if you know exactly what you want and exactly how much you're willing to pay, it still takes forever and you spend a lot of time sitting in various offices or just outside of them. (That and signing forms!)

But I did end up with a car--a Civic Hybrid--*and* I turned in my revisions. (After that, I was pretty much ready for a nap!)

Here's hoping to a nice quiet day today...

Also! I'm still waiting for the thankful contest winner, Miss Emily, to get in touch with me. I've sent her multiple emails, to which I've gotten no reply, and I've already given her one blog shout-out. This is my last try--so Miss Emily, if I don't hear from you by Thursday at midnight, I'm going to assume you don't want the books...so please get in touch with me!

Links:

Nathan Bransford, who is now a writer and an agent, on reacting to an editorial letter

Very interesting post by Jeff VanderMeer on the perils of success -- I confess, I haven't thought too much about super success having a downside, as I mostly just want to have/be a super succcess, but after reading his blog post, I can see where getting a huge advance/having a big book could cause problems. (Not that I don't still envy those problems, but it did provide a perspective I hadn't thought about)

Two very interesting posts from agent Kristin Nelson about passing on a project that later turns out to be a best-seller

A long but very thoughtful post about the power of review copies (aka as ARCs)

7 Comments:

Blogger Melanie said...

Ooh, a hybrid! Very cool. When I get my first car, I'm thinking about getting some sort of hybrid.

December 02, 2009 1:58 PM  
Blogger Book Addict Girl said...

I'm jealous! I want a hybrid civic. They're cute, and I heard they have great gas milage. Plus, civics last forever!

December 02, 2009 2:14 PM  
Blogger Addicted Book Reader said...

Wow, a Hybrid Honda Civic is really nice car! Hope you enjoy it : D

December 02, 2009 3:04 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Cunha said...

Hybrids are so cool! You're very lucky; I'm must say...I'm jealous. =] I hope you enjoy your new car.
And wow Miss Emily better get in touch. She's totally missing out!

December 03, 2009 12:23 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Ahhh, I'm here! I haven't been on the computer for a few days, but I've sent you an e-mail with the information... Hope I sent it on time! Thank you so much! You have no idea how happy I am for having won. :-)

December 03, 2009 12:34 AM  
Blogger Miss Emily said...

Whoops, that comment above is mine. I have no idea why it signed into that account (didn't even know I had that) when I used this account's login information??? Anyway, the e-mail was sent. :-)

December 03, 2009 12:40 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

i really wish VW would make a hybrid, and I HATE waiting at car dealerships, sometimes if you tell them the only way you're buying a car is if they get you in and out in 30 minutes they do it!

December 03, 2009 2:07 AM  

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