Behind the Book

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Interesting conversation with small children on Saturday. We dropped the dog at the groomers and hit Borders. It was my b’day weekend and I wanted some new books. I’m standing in the romance section and #2 child makes fun of…the romances. I send him away and then he comes back a few minutes later with #1 child and they start up again. I send them away again. Finally, I’m getting ready to check out and I look at both my kids and say, “Those romances you were making fun of? They paid for the braces in your mouths.”

*headdesk*

Was digging through an old wip the other day. Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this sentence and would you like to guess just how old this WIP is?

I wander the aisles with my headphones and CD walkman on, hoping no one will talk to me.  

On the happy side, I discovered this manuscript is actually in pretty good shape. The opening chapter needs work (as does the synopsis), but I think it’s something my agent can totally shop.  And somewhere I have the opening few pages of the second book (it’s a two-book project).

2 thoughts on “Behind the Book

  1. Well, grammatically, the sentence is correct (although purists would tell you to move the participial phrase to the “I” — I don’t hold with that, as stylistically, it works at the end). Walkman should be capitalized, as a brand name, I think.

    Um . . . five years. 😉

  2. LOL Linda……..it was the Walkman I was referring to–and four years. You were darned close lady. Hard to believe that things have changed THAT MUCH in FOUR years. I know they still sell CD Walkmans but most people use iPods!