Monday, September 15, 2008

This and That Take 3

IN THE NEWS: "A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman." Read more here.

My in-laws wedding anniversary was wonderful. We picked them up in a 10 person limo (for all of us to fit in) and took them to the Ram's Head Inn for dinner. We then presented them with a "book" (that we all put a lot of time on) filled with memories of events of things that happened the year they got married, pictures, newspaper clippings, restaurant and a bed n breakfast gift certificates.

They were thrilled! (Hey, I would be too)

That night--I don't know if it was the combo of champagne and wine or what--but I had THE WORST night's sleep in a long time. I had THREE nightmares! All different! One of them was I dreamed I was on one of the floors above where the airplane hit in the twin towers on 9/11. Worst dream I ever had in my life.

Anyhew, I'm off to write today and maybe do a little food shopping.

Before I go, here's an online class that's going on that some might be interested in:

TITLE: The Unpub’s Guide to Finding an Agent
DATE: September 22 – October 3, 2008
INSTRUCTOR: Beth Cornelison
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
COST: $15 Outreach Member/Others $25
Deadline to receive application and payment: September 19, 2008
Course Description:This workshop is a comprehensive look at ways an unpublished author can increase their chances of signing with an agent. I'll discuss what to look for in an agent, what an agent looks for in an author, warning signs of agents to avoid, how to make a good impression, what to expect from an agent, what an agent can and can't do for an unpublished author, and how to maintain a professional relationship with an agent once you sign with them. I'll include tips and advice gleaned from my agent as well.
TO REGISTER follow this link:

Have a good one!


Marianne Arkins said...

What a GREAT idea for a gift! I want one, too *G*

Kristen Painter said...

Awesome gift!

I didn't sleep well either. I had a dream I had an unnecessary surgery. Fun stuff.