Posts Tagged ‘Short Bus Journal’

Oops, I Did It Again.

Man, what a dumb word: Oops!

“Oops, I accidentally dropped a 40 megaton bomb on the state of New Mexico.”

“Oops, I guess that pistol WAS loaded.”

“I just fired myself out of a cannon into a cauldron of hot, bubbly magma. Oops.”

Anyway, I just thought I should come right out and tell you that I don’t know when …

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Rejection + Comments = Love

Like a lot of things in my frantic world, this is long overdue.

I got a rejection card from Houghton Mifflin, oh…a month or so ago, but I just didn’t have the heart to talk about it. And it’s not because I had all my last hopes for THE SHORT BUS JOURNAL riding on their thumbs up or thumbs down. …

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So, I’m beginning to think my book The Short Bus Journal is dead in the water. I just got a reply from an agent (who got a query, a synopsis AND 10 pages of the book) that simply said:

“I did not like the diary format.”

Ouch. I wish I could say that was an isolated reply, but the truth …

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Things That Have Happened Recently

Little TKT in a rare moment of charity, 7.4.07

I gotta prepare my latest entry in the Thursday 13 series, so I’ll hit you up with some quickies.

1. Dyed my hair. Got sick of looking like my dad, so I darkened it up. Funny thing. People would always comment on my graying hair (you look so distinguised!). So far …

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Hey Party People. What up?

If you were looking for my very first Thursday 13, it’s right here. You could, you know, scroll down and see it, but I know some of y’all are all about the convenience. Me? I love a good value.

Actually, I just like the word ‘value.’ Try it out a couple times. Value. Vaaaaaluuuuue.

Okay. …

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Good News, Good News…

(the subject line is to be read like Roscoe P. Coltrane from the Dukes of Hazzard)

Well, I fired out a couple more queries today and lo and behold…

One stuck.

An agent (who shall remain nameless for now) replied within an hour and a half with this nice message:

Dear Thomas, I would love to read this story. What …

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Well, it’s not huge, but it sort of is to me, so I’ll post about it.

Remember that swell agent I mentioned a post or so ago? HR? Remember her?

Well, I got a request to send her my FULL manuscript yesterday. Considering she’s only the SECOND person to request it, I’m breaking into impromptu white-boy dances left and right.…

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