Mlou's News

A place for you writers to complain about your writing and the writing process... maybe posting what you got done today to make you feel like less of a writing failure.

Moderator: Metaphor Makers

User avatar
Hissmonster
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:04 am
Location: Boston, MA

Postby Hissmonster » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:22 pm

I'm writing a piece for the cambridge tab..but it's newie and not very creative...check your email..I think I sent you a couple of call for writers emails yesterday. They want poems and fiction
"Come to the dark side; we have coffee!"
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:49 pm

No email from you Hiss, as of now. Should be here if you sent yest. I check my mail a dozen times a day anyway. :) Always looking for good news.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Hissmonster
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:04 am
Location: Boston, MA

Postby Hissmonster » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:45 pm

well I've been scanning craigs list for new gigs and there is a call for Boston writers, they are looking for poetry and fiction pieces, deadline is 9/30
"Come to the dark side; we have coffee!"
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:11 am

Ugh! Pretty soon for slow moving slugs like me. :roll:
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Hissmonster
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:04 am
Location: Boston, MA

Postby Hissmonster » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:57 pm

I thought you had a cadre of poems at hand..grins
"Come to the dark side; we have coffee!"
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:45 pm

Well, if I can find the site and the listings, I'll give it a try.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Hissmonster
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:04 am
Location: Boston, MA

Postby Hissmonster » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:53 am

sent it to ya...you should have it in your inbox 8)
"Come to the dark side; we have coffee!"
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:57 pm

Right-o! But they don't mention poetry. So I went to the site to search poetry needs. Guess what comes up? A whole slue of sites about substance abuse.*sigh*
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:20 am

Finally got the cover art today for my book. They used my suggestion for a broken gingerbread man cookie overshadowed by a knife. But the color...wow! Brignt red background, conveys threat and anger. Of course, that's the gist of the "bad guy/psychotic killer" in it, so I suppose it makes sense. Now, onward to the printing. I'm the tortoise (vs. the hare) but it's getting there.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
LilacWine
Wordtrip Grand Master
Posts: 1632
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:39 pm
Location: Battle Creek, MI

Postby LilacWine » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:36 am

Wow. Sounds exciting and eye-catching, I am glad you are pleased with it. Can't wait to see it on my bookcase.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )

~Pamela~
User avatar
pengwenn
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 5534
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:01 pm
Location: a nice padded cubicle
Contact:

Postby pengwenn » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:19 pm

can't wait to get my hands on one Mlou.
Is this my reality or yours?
User avatar
mslover
Wordtrip Grand Master
Posts: 3113
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:28 pm
Location: wherever the wind blows
Contact:

Postby mslover » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:12 pm

yay mlou! one step closer! :)

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:34 pm

Another milestone. Release date of book is set for Dec. 11. Wish it were a month earlier. Just a bit too late, I imagine, for Christmas gifts (allowing for the time involved in ordering and shipping.) *sigh*
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
xcheck24
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 9733
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:29 pm
Location: Dirty Jersey
Contact:

Postby xcheck24 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:36 pm

i dont think so, mlou. that's great news.
Behind the Press
There's always a bloody ghost.
User avatar
pengwenn
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 5534
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:01 pm
Location: a nice padded cubicle
Contact:

Postby pengwenn » Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:10 pm

If you're my dad you do your xmas shopping on the 24th so it's never too late.

Can't find your personal blog Mlou and I didn't want to miss wishing you luck before your surgery sooooo . . . GOOD LUCK!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Is this my reality or yours?
User avatar
hyperfine
Wordtripper Extraordinaire
Posts: 500
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:55 am
Location: Canada
Contact:

Postby hyperfine » Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:32 pm

Happy book release!
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
User avatar
bfsooner
Wordtrip Grand Master
Posts: 3350
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Postby bfsooner » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:14 pm

Yea!!! Rock on, Mlou. And I can remember December 11, because it's the day after my momma's birthday.
Rebecca

"The name's Kaknockers...Vod Kaknockers." ~~ Jake, Two and Half Men
User avatar
Anblick
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 14774
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:57 am
Location: In that instant between then and now...
Contact:

Postby Anblick » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:19 pm

Remember, Remember the 11th of December...

OK, not quite the Guy Fawkes ring, but... :D
User avatar
Bess
Wordtrip Junkie
Posts: 903
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:56 pm
Location: South Carolina

Postby Bess » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:21 pm

I want my copy autographed, fuzzy. :poke:
Copyright Brenda G. Evans 2008
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:22 am

PW, you can't find it 'cause I don't have one. :-D
Bess, it's a bit too far to walk, pen in hand. :cry:
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Bess
Wordtrip Junkie
Posts: 903
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:56 pm
Location: South Carolina

Postby Bess » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:34 pm

Not if I mail it to you with the return fee paid. All you have to do is take a pen in your fuzzy little paw, sign your name and put it back in the box...etc...
:director: I DESERVE AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY
:coffee1: Sorry, I seemed to have gotten a little excited there...to much coffee... :oops:
Copyright Brenda G. Evans 2008
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:14 pm

You certainly do deserve it, as one of the first readers...who had to plow through the dreck before it was edited a few times! :D
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:57 pm

Well, I just received quite a surprise. Just for the "halibut" I went to Amazon.com
and searched for: Gingerbread Man by Mary Lou Healy. What do you know. It came up. They have it in stock. Which I can't figure because I was told release date was Dec. (as I've already burbled about here).
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America
User avatar
Anblick
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 14774
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:57 am
Location: In that instant between then and now...
Contact:

Postby Anblick » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:08 pm

link!?
User avatar
Mlou
Wordtrip Fixture
Posts: 16613
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby Mlou » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:11 pm

You know me, 'blick! You'd have to do it.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





GINGERBREAD MAN by Mary Lou Healy at Amazon.com http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/ ... ogid=16658 at Publish America

Return to “Writing and Poetry Blogs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests