Tuesday, February 27, 2007


This is a crazy, up-and-down business.

Let's take today, for instance.

Today, I discovered that Mrs. Giggles reviewed Stacking the Deck. Mrs. G is notoriously blunt when it comes to what she does and does not like. Offering a book is a risky affair. And she liked it enough to give me an 88 out of 100. Believe me when I say it's high praise.

I finally got a new contact for my project at Fox. There's been a shuffle down there and I've been in a kind of limbo, but I have a new person to work with, and can hopefully move forward.

And I got the sort of response from an editor that makes you want to hang it all up and stop writing. It wasn't even, technically speaking, a rejection and yet, I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to wrangle myself out of the serious blues.

Writing is not for wimps.


Catie said...

Good *god*. *hugs* I hope you're doing okay today. I'm emotionally exhausted on your behalf. o.O *hugs more*

Pam Skochinski said...

wow, what a roller-coaster! Hugs!

Guess the movie business is like books, where editors come and go? Glad you seem to be back on track. Would love to hear more about the project when you can share~

Ann(ie) said...

You'll have another review of STACKING THE DECK on Bam's site tomorrow. Hope it cheers you up some.

Sara Dennis said...

*hugs for Catie and Pam* Thanks, you guys. Pam, I'm probably being more paranoid than I need to be about my idea, but I promise, as soon as I have actual progress, I'll blab. :)

Annie, I saw that you recommended me over on Mrs. G's blog. Thank you so much for that. I look forward to your review, too. :)

Alice Audrey said...

Congrats on Mrs. G's review. She's tough.


Lynne Simpson said...

An 88 from Mrs. Giggles is positively stratospheric! Phooey on what that editor said.

Shelli Stevens said...

Congrats on the Mrs. Giggles. And I know how you feel on the 'being tough' in this industry.

Kate R said...

88 from Mrsgiggles is like a squeeeeee of LOVE from anyone else. And go look at Bam's place, would you?

The fox stuff is nasty but do take the time to revel in your hotness! And the fact that my word verification is papal just shows that I Speak Truth.

Sara Dennis said...

Thanks, Alice!

Phooey indeed, Lynne. It's amazing how much more the negatives stick than the positives, you know?

Thanks, Shelli. Yeah, it's harder than I thought it would be, starting out.

Does that mean that you can forgive me all my writerly sins, Kate? :)

Thanks everyone!

Maggie Robinson said...

I was quite thrilled for you when I read Mrs. Giggles...and thought, gee, I sort of know Sara, so I was thrilled for me too. Mrs. Giggles hates everything, but she doesn't hate you! Just keep focusing on the good stuff. There will be plenty more ahead.

Kate R said...

yeah, my child, go forth and sin no more.
Only today my word is cyphya, which sounds pagan.
Kate Still Avoiding Work