Just when I think the world will slow down and life is getting normal, things so bluey again. Hmm, maybe that is the new normal.
I found someone to review my imaginative ramblings! A wonderful lady from a publishing company in Minnesota (twistedwillowpress.com) is going to read my story about the killer germ that wipes out all but nine women on the planet. She’ll let me know if its worth considering. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Yesterday morning I walked to the post office to drop off some mail and I forgot to grab some carrots before I left. The horses between me and the post office have gotten accustomed to me giving them a treat whenever I walk by. It’s amazing how loud horses can be when they want to be noticed! Good grief. Note to self: Don’t forget the horse treats next time I go walking.
Today I have to drive into Albuquerque. It’s gonna be in the 80s, and for once, no wind! We’ve had such strong winds in the last month that we had to put rocks in the pockets of all children and skinny women. (Notice I didn’t count myself in that tally.)
Okay. No more procrastinating (**deep breath**). I am now getting motivated, I am now getting motivated, I am now……..
Motion mantra over — I’m off to hit the highway.
Well, the flea market was not a total bust. I managed to get rid of some old “treasures” and made enough money to fill up the gas tank. Plus, I bumped into a couple of old friends and I think I made one new friend. So, all in all, a pretty good morning.
Now for my minor panic. Last night I looked up what is necessary to find a book agent. Gah! I always thought a book agent was kind of like looking for an attorney. You know, go through a list, pick one, talk to them to see if they are someone you can work with and if so, sign a contract and get to work. I had no idea it was like a job interview or some kind of audition!!
I was advised that the first thing I have to do is send the appropriate type of agents (did you know they have specialties?!!!) a cover letter telling about yourself and your book. From the sound of things, if an agent thinks you and your book are interesting enough, they will contact you for more information. So what am I supposed to say? At 60 years old I can’t really provide any kind of “come hither” that would be appealing!! Does this mean I have to hire somebody to help me find an agent?!
Maybe I should let this rest for a few days while I mull this over. I don’t know anyone who’s had a book published so there’s no one’s brain I can pick. Hmm, perhaps I’ll take the New Mexico perspective — you know, live up to the tradition of “manana.”