Monday, July 10, 2006

Egg Primer


What the heck is a wobbling egg? This question was recently posed to me by local author Holly Cupala of Brimstone Soup. We chatted at the book launch of Janet Lee Carey's new book, The Beast of Noor. Btw, what a lovely evening! I was thrilled to be there! Anywhoo, here is the egg primer.

An Egg is any book project that I'm working on.

I send out eggs in the mail and then they sit in slush piles.

If an egg wobbles, inflamatory rhetoric has been sent to the author of the egg. This rhetoric includes but is not limited to the following phrases.

We have read your book and are pondering.

We have read your book and you made it to the next round.

I have read your book; I am sending it around for editorial review.

If an egg rocks, incinderary rhetroic has been sent to the author of the egg. This rhetoric includes but is not limited to the following phrases.

We have two projects to choose from and yours is one of them.

Congratulations!

Girl, you moved me with that writing.

I can't get your story out of my head!

I will be contacting you in two weeks and will give you decision.

Up to this point there have been WFH hatching eggs, but no trade hatching eggs.

Any hatching egg would be defined as moving beyond the rhetoric and into reality -- i.e. an offer for the egg.

WFH - It's like what happened to Batman and Superman on TV, but this is the writer version.

Trade -- In regency England this was bad, but to writers this is R-E-S-P-E-C-T.



3 comments:

Janet Lee Carey said...

Hey Molly,

Glad you had a good time at the party. Here's to your eggs hatching and many future books taking flight.

Janet

MollyMom103 said...

Hi Janet, you set off a cascade of play in my life. I'm thinking about starting a new hobby even.

I do hope an egg will hatch someday.

Thank you for all your inspiration.

Joy said...

Thanks for explaining the egg motions. I sort of figured it out on my own, but nice to have the mystery dispelled. At the risk of getting too personal, can you tell me - how many eggs do you lay? I'm setting my new years resolutions for 2007 and i want to be realistic!

Thanks
Avid fan - Joy