Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Buckets Full of News

Has anyone ever seen the British comedy, "Keeping Up Appearances?" If not you totally should. The title of today's blog has the word "bucket" in it. Made me think of that show. Although, you need to pronounce it "bouquet."

Don't know where that little side note came from. Must be from being tired this morning or from having cold hands. Your guess is as good as mine. Am I making any sense? Nope.

Well, some news:

I finished another edit last night. Wahoo! After a long socially deprived and being glued to my laptop and iPod week, it's done. Gah! With the help of my wonderful critique partner, Trish Wolfe, she's helped me to hone it in to something better. Sigh. I'm eternally indebted to her blessed little heart. I've got to give props to my friend Rob for editing it, too! Thanks for your wisdom! Soon I'll have a few people beta it to see if it can get any better. Seriously, how could it get any better? Just kidding. It can totally improve more.

I hope to be querying for an agent in a month. That's just the craziest thing. EVER! I never, ever thought I'd get to this point and I'm almost there. Totally at the freaking out stage of writing.

My pink cell phone finally kicked the can. The battery just couldn't cut it anymore. I was too cheap to buy a new battery for the time being. Gonna get an iPhone4 later on this month, so I very well couldn't get a new battery when I was so close to finishing a contract with my current cell phone provider. I'm settling for an old phone of mine. It's so ghetto, but it works. haha

My ten month old niece walked for the first time the other day. It was the cutest thing in the whole world. Hey, but I'm way biased.

There's really nothing else, other than I'm gonna be reading lots over the next couple days because I can. Oh, the lovely joy that comes from reading.

What news do you have to share? Comment and then we can all revel in each others news. :D


  1. I'm so jealous! I'm in the middle of my second draft and have hit a brick wall! ARG... You're lucky to have a great critique partner, those are hard to come by.

  2. Yay for the iPhone 4 it rocks!
    Yay for getting ready to query, it sucks!
    Yay for keeping up appearences, too funny.
    Maybe Mrs Bucket will invite you over for a candle supper with the reverend.

    Sorry this is posted under anonymous, but blogger is acting the bugger.
    Leigh Fallon.

  3. This is Julia - As Leigh said, blogger is not being nice. I will be anonymous for now.

    Leah - Keep on writing--you'll get past the block. My ms has been 1.5 years in the making. And I just barely came by a crit partner. It makes it easier.

    Leigh - you are way too funny. So funny I love your Irish bum. haha. I want to eat with the reverand. He was hotness!

  4. So... wanna switch now? I'm still waiting for betas to get back to me and I'm already itching to start the next edit. I could use the distraction. :) I love that we'll be query buddies! Email me: robinweekswriter at gee mail dot com.

  5. This is Julia... again... haha

    Robin - I will email you my MS later tonight. My pops wants to go through it today looking for any typos. I will DM you my email address. Thanks!

  6. Congrats on all the good news! I'm way behind where I ought to be on my work in progress, but I did pass page 100, so it's good to be in triple digits.

  7. Um... Julia... Here... Again...

    Good job Stephanie. It's great to get in the triple numbers. You're ahead if you think about it. Keep up the good work!

  8. I've followed Keeping Up Appearances a little bit, but Onslow is my favorite. I think I'd adopt his attitude dealing with that crazy Petunia.

  9. Keeping Up Appearances is hilarious! Always loved that show ... congrats on finishing the edit!

  10. Katie - I think I should buy all of the seasons of Keeping Up Appearances. That would be way cool.

  11. My grandmother is obsessed with all things British, and is herself very much like Mrs. Bucket (though she doesn't see the similarities, which is funny all on its own) and practically forced us all to watch that show as teens. And I loved it.