Yeah Chocolate!

We’re having a pretty quiet Easter Sunday.  First Easter in 19 years that we haven’t had an Easter egg hunt in our house…Mailed “A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk” off to Gary last week – it’s close to 66,000 words now, 234 pages.  It cost almost $10.00 to mail the manuscript!  I’m feeling pretty good about it and spent a lot of time over the past week scrutinizing it for anything that smacked of inauthenticity (is that a word?).  Amazing some of the things you can find when you’re really looking.  I’m also working on a query letter and an application for a Creation Grant through the NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture & Heritage.  Query letters are amazingly hard to write, – especially trying to summarize the essence of 234 pages in a page or less.  It will probably take the rest of the week for me to produce something I’m reasonably content with.  I’ll meet Gary in Truro next Sunday; we’re both judges in the Ada Mingo Teen Writing Competition (named after my late mum, proprietor of The Book Nook in Truro for 20+ years), so it will be interesting to see what Gary has to say about this latest revision.  I’m hoping the snow has finally left us for another winter – today is cold and wet, but I’m thinking I’ll have to force myself out for a walk anyway…TTYL

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