I woke up tired from a fabulous birthday party yesterday. My fil turned 75! And as big family celebrations are want to go, I thanked the Lord for giving me such wonderful gifts!
Like pregnant daughter, the best sil a mom could ask for, and a granddaughter who will make her debut this fall! Aren’t they perfect?
And how about that handsome dude giving his mama a kiss? My other son was camera shy and my eldest daughter was as well. I do have a pic of me with both girls but I look hideouser than the one posted here. Sorry, vanity trumped proud mama. I’m so shallow.
I’m still smiling, although my back is killing me. It took a lot of work to get the yard whipped into shape. But isn’t it gorgeous?
So, enough about me. Altho’ I have a surprise for you all. A query contest! Staring this Wednesday! Right here at The Write Life! My very new, very good friend Jody Werner who I met via Margaret Golla’s blog, had a fabo idea. Here’s a peek:
Query your Day contest. The rules are simple: take a typical day in your life and turn it into a compelling query. Is your life a romance? A mystery? A crime? A fantasy? Give it any sort of spin you’d like. Think of it as a writing exercise that will let us learn a bit more about each other and be entertaining to boot.
Two lucky winners (one randomly drawn, one I select as my personal favorite) can pick the item of their choice featuring the “My Life: Stranger than Fiction” design, here: http://www.cafepress.com/jlwdesigns/6823909 . So….let’s hear about your life! Just post your query entry as a comment to this blog. Don’t obsess over it. Just have FUN.
It will be a hoot. I’m giving y’all two days notice to write something snappy. I’ll be running the contest for a week. I’m thinking on top of Jody’s prizes, I may just pick one or two faves myself and send them off to a few agent friends and maybe an editor or two? So, hone the query, and be ready to begin posting. So as not to clog up the comment section of the blog, I’m going to allow only ten queries to post each day and limit it to 200 words or less, but we’ll running the contest for a week, so do the math. There will be lot’s of opportunities to get your query in!
I’ll post a reminder tomorrow! I can’t wait this is going to be fun fun fun!