Shannon Stacey

Bullet points

* I’m still getting back on my feet from being sick.

* The Short Kid’s home sick.

* eHarlequin was having an editor pitch contest and mine was one of the five synopses chosen, so on the 18th, I’ll be pitching my Harlequin Intrigue to the Senior Editor, one on one, in a chat room.

* Thinking about that makes me feel very queasy.

* I still haven’t fixed all the wacky symbols that showed up on the blog after the upgrade (due to my having c&p’d from Word instead of a plain text editor). Working on that…eventually.

* I’m burning a Hollyberry Yankee Candle today, so it must be the holiday season.

* Umm…nap time.

8 comments to “Bullet points”

  1. Annmarie
      · November 10th, 2009 at 12:20 pm · Link



    I am THRILLED for you!!

    I’ll be virtually holding your hand as you pitch. And cheering. CHEERING!!!

  2. Shannon
      · November 10th, 2009 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Thanks, Annmarie!

    I figure it can’t be any scarier than pitching to an editor live and in person, which I survived once, but…I’m still anxious.

  3. Jaci Burton
      · November 10th, 2009 at 2:57 pm · Link

    I can’t think of anything more exciting than one on one time with a Sr Editor to pitch your book. I’m so looking forward to the 18th when you can tell the editor about your book, Shan! I’ll be here cheering for you. :smile:

  4. Charlene
      · November 10th, 2009 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Hugs, Shan. I think I slept for about a week after the flu. Get your rest! And congrats. I’m sure your pitch will be great!

  5. nightsmusic
      · November 10th, 2009 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Deep breaths. You’re going to do fine :grin: That is so exciting!

    Do you use Firefox? Have you tried ScribeFire if you do? I don’t have all those odd little characters with that.

    Good luck too with the sickies. I *think* we’re almost through all of that here.

    I think.


  6. Alison Kent
      · November 10th, 2009 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Ooooh, that is so awesomely COOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Have to use a lot of extra letters and exclamations to make up for the lack of smilies.)

  7. HelenKay Dimon
      · November 10th, 2009 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Go Shannon!! You’re going to do great in your pitch session. Denise is cool and non-threatening. She’s going to love your stuff. ;-)

  8. Shannon
      · November 11th, 2009 at 9:10 am · Link

    Thank you! Logically I know there’s little cause for anxiety, but I can’t help it. I was mentally reviewing questions she might ask instead of sleeping last night and trying to answer them. One more week of that and I might be incoherent come pitch time. :lol:

    (I SO need to fix my smilies)

    Do you use Firefox? Have you tried ScribeFire if you do? I don’t have all those odd little characters with that.

    Where I’m having the most trouble with alien characters isn’t really in the drafting of posts, which I usually do right in wp, but in excerpts and other things copied from a Word manuscript or blurb info sheet and the like. I need to learn to copy it into something else first, I guess.

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