So yesterday morning, when it was 38 degrees and barely light, and I was out doing my duty to dogs and fitness, (I would say “running”, but even “jogging” would probably be considered a gross exaggeration of my pace :)), anyway, I was out slogging and I got stung 4 times by white-faced hornets.
There I was at 6:45 AM, minding my own business, passing their (very unattractive) home with its (evil-looking) entrance and giving it a wide and respectful berth as I have done every day since I discovered it at the end of July, when an angry buzzing issued forth and I barely had time to think “uh-oh!” before zing! zing! zing! zing!
To which I responded, “Ow!”
There was some sprinting involved at that point as I envisioned the whole nest coming after me like the bees did in Winnie-the-Pooh.
Also I was pulling my fleece off over my head whilst sprinting because one of those nasty little critters had gotten up my sleeve.
And also I was hollering to my Brown Dogs to “Look out!” and “Come here!” (whilst sprinting and de-fleecing) because I was afraid of them getting stung by that evil horde.
Too bad there’s no video footage 🙂
But really, I consider 4 to be overkill. One would have been quite sufficient to get the message across, and even that was unwarranted as I was not threatening them in any way. And seriously, what business did they have even being awake at that hour and in that temperature?!
I tell you, I was miffed!
And then later in the day I found out that my new book, ALPHABEDTIME!, which was due out in Fall 2015 will not be out until Summer 2016. And you all know that impatience is my middle name, so that was a teensy bit tough. Please don’t get me wrong! I am exceedingly grateful to have a book coming out at all! It’s just hard to wait 🙂
Therefore, I believe I have earned today’s Something Chocolate, and I gladly share it with all of you in case you have been miffed or had to bear any little disappointments lately, or even if you haven’t and just want Something Chocolate 🙂
Me too 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Carol who says, “I have been writing for about 30 years and have 7 books to my name. I have sold many articles and stories to publications such as Highlights for Children, Girl’s Life, the SCBWI Bulletin and The Writer Magazine.”
You can find her on the web at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Cwabby Wabby Woofen-Snoof
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: Woofen-snoof was a happy snoof. Every day she laughed and played with the other snoofs. All of the snoofs loved her cheerful outlook and enjoyed being around her. Everyone called her Happy, Wappy, Woofen-snoof. One day, Woofen had so much fun playing that she forgot to take her nap. Uh-oh!
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Carol is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to all the season premieres this week: Big Bang – which I know already aired but I haven’t gotten to watch it yet – Modern Family, Gray’s Anatomy and Scandal. Yep. Now you know all my dirty little secrets 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! 🙂