In case anyone is wondering, we are fast running out of time to shop for the holidays!
Every year, I tell myself that THIS year I’m going to be organized.
THIS year, I’m going to shop in August, wrap in September, design a lovely and tasteful holiday card in October, address envelopes for said lovely and tasteful holiday cards in November, mail the cards and do Christmas baking in December, all in a calm, unhurried manner, the epitome of poised organization.
I might even wear a dress while I do it – one with a poofy skirt – so I can float about looking serene.
Think of me as Emily Post or Martha Stewart – a role model of perfection!
Yeah, right! 🙂
“Oh, Susanna,” I say to myself, shaking my head with fond tolerance. “I know you WAY better than that!”
I am beyond a shadow of a doubt, scientifically proven, genetically incapable of doing anything before the last minute.
It focuses the mind.
And it makes you more efficient!
How foolish to spend 4 and 1/2 months preparing for the holidays when you can bring your A game to the table and accomplish the whole kit and caboodle in 27 hours! 🙂
So I wish you all bonne chance with your shopping and hope you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your lists whilst I loll about watching Christmas specials and munching bonbons, relaxing away the hours until it’s time to get serious! 🙂 Records are going to fall this year, people – just you wait and see! 🙂
Care to join me for Something Chocolate? Today we have Hot Fudge Pudding Cake, with many thanks to Kathy for providing it! Really, just the name makes you want to dig in, doesn’t it?
I’m going to have a scoop of vanilla ice cream with mine – please feel free to join me 🙂
YUM! Now that’s what I call breakfast! (but please don’t tell my kids or they’ll never eat their hearty spelt cereal again. Hahaha! I know! It’s hopeless to try to convince you that anyone in my house eats spelt for breakfast. By the way, did you know spelt is also called dinkel wheat? That’s just funny! Okay, I’ll put some pudding cake in my mouth now so I stop blathering :))
We probably should have had the November Pitch Pick today, seeing as how the next couple weeks will be taken up with the Holiday Contest, but the person in charge around here apparently fell asleep at the switch and forgot to ask the November’s pitchers for their revisions in time. I blame Thanksgiving. So look for that the first week of January 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Marla who is an aspiring writer/illustrator from Canada. This is an idea she was planning to use to build her illustration portfolio. Now she is wondering if she should fully develop it into a book dummy to submit to publishers. Please visit her website with portfolio and blog at www.marlalesage.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Froggy Went A Courtin’
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Froggy went a courtin’ and he did ride. But in this version Froggy rides a motorcycle and Missy Mousey is a welder. If Froggy and Missy Mousey are going to live happily ever after, they have a number of obstacles to overcome (including an unapproving Uncle Rat and an old tom cat who wants to eat the bride).
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Marla is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to picking out my serene poofy dress… although overalls and a pitchfork might be more appropriate for last-minute shopping 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!!!