Friday, January 23, 2009

Wahoo! We're having a bonfire!

Status: Opened email with trepidation. No new rejections yet today.
Song: "Unstoppable" by Kat Deluna

I just have to share the best thing I've heard in 24 hours. The suggestion comes from my fellow author and agent-hunting friend, Matthew Buckley, (who writes amusing kids books that you can find all about and even listen to the audio of his latest FREE - that's right, completely free - on his blog Chickens Don't Have Armpits). Anyway, as I griped and moaned yesterday about this whole process this was his advice:

Burn a little agent action figure in effigy. That is what I do.

What a *FABULOUS* idea! I was a bit of a pyro when younger (and no, I will not tell my children how WD-40 makes a truly marvelous blowtorch), and this is right up my alley.

So come on over everyone! We're having a FIRE tonight! And Matthew, you bring the facepaint so we can dance around the bonfire in Lord of the Flies abandon. Everyone's welcome!

*If you happen to be one of those agents I queried and you're doing a little research on me, you can come, too. For you, I'll even make S-mores.


Lori-ann said...

Oh.. my.. gosh... :) You are starting to have TOO much fun at this blogging thing! Too funny, Jaime.

Can I come and burn some nasty albums? Or how about I type out anything nasty anyone has ever said about my music and put in the pile to be burned? That might feel good.

Matthew Buckley said...

Face paint...check



Working out a little tension that only authors can fully appreciate...priceless.

Deborah said...

You know... I'd like to know little bit more about the WD 40.

Lori-ann said...

Don't spill the beans, Jame! What happens between siblings stays between siblings... especially when it was oh so long ago. ;)

Makes you scared thinking about what stupid things YOUR kids will be doing though, huh. Yeah...