Don’t Do This at Home!

I’ve done it now! Yup, I told my kids that if my book went under contract that I would pick them up from school, drive them to Massachusetts to go to the Lego and the American Girl Store.  Why did I do this? I have no idea.  The stupidity of it astounds me.

Like I don’t have my own internal dialogue about my novel constantly chirping in my ear, I now have two children whipped into a frenzy about the thought of publication.  I must admit, it’s fun having a cheering section that’s equivalent in spirit of the Glee cast, but the pressure is building.

There have been huge lists of ideas of things to buy constructed on random slips of paper.  My son is walking around with Lego magazines like they part of his body.  My daughter keeps talking about the American Girl Beauty Parlor! Oh crap!

For the first time in my entire life I’m having a problem with nerdy perfectionism.  I’m stuck on every word, every scene, every….

Hold on, I can hear the children now.  The rustle of the Lego catalogue is my inspiration. Itsy, Lainey, and Rainbow Cloud are looking for new clothes! Yeehaw!

Don’t Do This at Home!

PS- If you are one of the agents reading this post- I’m submitting today.  Put me out of my misery! Please! Sorry, is it not cool to beg?

About julietruekingsley

Crazed writer living on the coast of Maine! Attempting to blog daily in fifteen minutes or less.
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13 Responses to Don’t Do This at Home!

  1. Been there, done this!

    Don’t beg, choose your agent. The right one for you is out there, ’cause you are a fan-tabulous, writer!

  2. joymcdee says:

    We’ll all be cheering for you too – have a great time with the kids in Massachusetts at the double convention! Lots of Luck

  3. You are too funny. Also… talented! Hang in there and I’m sure it’s going to happen for you. Meanwhile, I feel your pain, sister. :)

  4. Lynda Mullaly Hunt says:

    I always get a kick out of your posts, Julie! Don’t worry–you’ll be picking the kids up and taking those celebratory trips with them before you know it! ;-)

  5. Lynda, what did you do for yourself when you sold your book?

  6. Madelyn says:

    (Stranger-commenting-on-blog alert)
    Julie,
    I made the Legos-if-contract promise, too!! And the kids got them, so have faith: This technique actually works! When it works for you, we will have definitive proof. (Perhaps we’ll start a website, in which we also talk about antioxidants.) Best of luck to you!!!
    Madelyn

  7. Lenore Diane says:

    The boys and I want to join you on your trip to the Lego store in MA! Ooooh, I love the thought of being surrounded by all of those Legos. Please hurry and get the book deal completed, OK? Your fans are waiting. (The legos are merely a bonus.)

    This was great, Julie! The excitement continues to build. (No lego pun intended.)
    ~ Lenore

  8. We always appreciate Lego puns. I’ll send you a copy of the book. Hopefully, I caught all the typos by reading aloud. I’d love any fixes that you have.

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