Monday, July 10, 2006
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.
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.