Monday, September 10, 2012

Ice cream solves everything, really.

I've always wanted to be a writer. I mean, I've also wanted to be a dolphin training at Sea World, a nurse, and a kindergarden teacher. But, I've ALWAYS wanted to be a writer--a full-fledged author acknowledged by her peers and beloved by her readers. In third grade I wrote and illustrated my very first book, JAKE THE SNAKE, with rave reviews: I won first place at my elementary school for the lower grades, K-3. My book went on to compete at the district level. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. However, like countless others that entered, it didn't win. Needless to say, I was devastated. I distinctly remember the car ride home: sitting in the passenger's seat picking at the grey vinyl on the door handle while my dad tried to figure out what to say to the teary-eyed mess I'd become. A man of few words-a trip to the local Dairy Queen was the solution. Ice cream solves everything, really. So, now that I've written my first "Big girl" novel, I won't cry or struggle to find the right words as those query letter rejections keep piling up. Instead, I'll just go grab a pint of Ben and Jerry's Heath Bar Crunch...because ice cream solves everything, really.

6 comments:

  1. Add some sprinkles and I'm with you!

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  2. Ice cream! That's what I want. :D

    For me, it's chocolate that solves everything. World leaders should eat more of it. Then maybe there wouldn't be war. lol

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  3. I'm now querying my third book -- the requests are fewer than I'd like and the rejections don't get any easier, but the ice cream (and chocolate) still work wonders! What marvelous inventions! :-)

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  4. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and visiting blogs. Nice to meet you...you have a lovely blog! Good luck with GUTGAA!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  5. Ah, Ben and Jerry's. They've been there for me through several college boyfriends and a failed midterm. What would I do without you? (Correct answer: lose 5 pounds. But I like icecream more than I like being skinny!)

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  6. I'm still making my way through all the blogs on the GUTGAA blog hop. I totally know what you mean about always wanting to be a writer. In high school I was one of those writers that wrote a ton, but didn't let anyone read it.

    Ice Cream wise... Chocolate Midnight Madness by Cream 'O Weber. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, and bits of chocolate cake. Sugar coma...

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