Shannon Stacey

Does it involve duct tape?

I’m girding my loins to do something brave. No, I don’t know what exactly that means, either. Sounds painful. But it’s time to suck it up and stick my neck out. Like Marie Antoinette, only awaiting the rejection rather than the guillotine.

As a side note, can you imagine lying (or laying) stretched out, under the guillotine, for three to six months, waiting for the blade to drop?

Or spreading a wax strip along your eyebrow and waiting three to six months to rip it off?

Sending the book of your heart to your dream editor requires extensive loin girding.

But…screw it. The worst she can say is no, right?

Well, I guess she could say “What the f–k are you sending me this horrific shit for, you pathetic, no-talent hack?” but I’m guessing she wouldn’t actually write that. I would simply infer that from “Thank you for the opportunity to review Book of Your Heart. Unfortunately, I fail to share your enthusiasm for this project, but wish you luck in placing it elsewhere.”

(Side note to Jaci—That whole spiel I gave you about my new & improved focus? You already knew that was going to last about five seconds, right?)

8 comments to “Does it involve duct tape?”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · August 20th, 2008 at 10:18 am · Link

    dumbass. and yes, I knew.

    just send the book.


  2. Annmarie
      · August 20th, 2008 at 10:38 am · Link

    Send the book.
    Send the book.

  3. Rhonda
      · August 20th, 2008 at 11:58 am · Link

    So is it in the mail yet? Send it, send it, seeennnd iittt. :nod:

  4. Melani Blazer
      · August 20th, 2008 at 1:50 pm · Link

    Send the damn thing already. You can’t sell it if it’s hiding under your bed. Or on your hard drive.

    Don’t make me sic my killer baby squirrels on you!

  5. Shannon
      · August 20th, 2008 at 3:04 pm · Link

    I don’t need killer baby squirrels. I have a whacko skunk.


    I don’t have enough freakin’ paper to print the partial. :bang:

  6. Karen Templeton
      · August 20th, 2008 at 10:15 pm · Link

    So got cut down a tree, mash it up, dry it out, and cram it into the printer.

    Or find a Staples.

    No excuses. :whip:

  7. Emma Wayne Porter
      · August 21st, 2008 at 12:51 am · Link

    Someone grab the taser. I’ll drive.

  8. Anna Louise Lucia
      · August 21st, 2008 at 7:54 am · Link

    Oh, I am so coming along on that ride.

    Send it, Shan.

    *wiggle* Very exciting. :boogie:

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