Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday- the house next door

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YAHighway posts a weekly writing- or reading-related question and we answer the prompt on our own blogs.




This Week's Topic:
Which book character would you like most as a next door neighbor?
 


As you know, I love John Green.  But my favorite of his characters was Tiny Cooper.  Mostly because I had a friend JUST like Tiny Cooper.   BIG GAY AND FAB-U-LOUS. 

But I would like to live next to Quentin Jacobsen. 
I'd be the girl who had the crush on the boy next door who had a crush on the girl who lived on the other side. I could never compete with Margo, and I'd be secretly jealous of her but I would swoon a little if she spoke to me. 
 
 
 
In other news I want to share my latest fail, because sharing fails are fun.  Guess who sent out 10 queries with THE WRONG PHONE NUMBER and I spelled my comp titles wrong. 
**head desk**

You know when they say, triple check your query? Yeah triple check it by the tenth power. 





9 comments:

  1. ahh, sorry about your queries! Luckily, phone number is something you can correct if asked for a full :)

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  2. Ahhhh I HATE discovering typos/misinformation in emails! But I agree with Kaitlin, the phone number can be fixed, and my guess is people will give you credit for knowing the comps even if they weren't spelled perfectly :)

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  3. Well - try many years of a pretty font for the title, starting the paragraphs half way down the page, using bookman16 font not NTR-12, two page query letters, and always including the first chapter - unless it said something else in the writers marketplace book. Yeah, thinking you know something is always a surprise when you find that you knew the wrong thing- like your real phone number? - Lol So now your having nightmares about the grand agent call and the 96 year old lady who keeps getting them--- "hello----hello -- Bernie? Helloooo? Is this my son? I need you to go pick up my batteries Bernie!"

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  4. Oh no! At least it wasn't that many. And it's the reason you put other contact info. Lessons learned. :/

    PS - I almost, almost picked Q as my neighbor too. But I chose Tiny. I need a daily dose of him.

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  5. Tiny Cooper would be a fab neighbor! And oh no about your queries! :( Sending <3 your way.

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  6. Oh no! I hate when things like that happen! But they have your other contact info, and I'm sure your query is well-written enough that those agents knew it was simply an error (which we ALL make) and not a reflection of your writing ability.

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  7. I love John Green and Tiny Cooper too. :)

    Sorry to hear about your queries. In all likelihood, the agents will email you *when* they request your manuscript pages and you can fix the mistake.

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