Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh Make Me Over

First I want to thank everybody for their kind comments on my existential crisis. I tried to get back to as many of you as I could through blog visits or email but some of you still have a noreply status through email.

Today I wanted to spotlight a long-time blogging friend and writer who is living the dream.  A year ago this May, Emily White was about to reach the finish line and self-publish her book.  She had everything ready to go- date, cover, edits, etc... but then one email changed it all when Spencer Hill sent her an offer of publication!  Now, in just a few short weeks, Emily’s dream of being published will finally come true and we are all SO excited for her and her debut novel ELEMENTAL.  
Here’s her spankin’ new trailer. Give it a whirl:


In other news, all of you who participated in last week’s ANALOGY WARS did an awesome job! But one response made had me nodding my head thinking ‘that is so true.’

Therefore, this week’s Analogy Wars winner is:
Ash-Matic with his analogy:

Querying is like picking a check-out line at the grocery store... 'Whichever line you choose you get someone who's having a bad day, looks at your purchases and sniffs with disdain, then tries to get rid of you as soon as possible.’

Congratulations Ash-Matic!  You can grab a winner button for your blog if you so desire. And I invite all you guys to check out his (hilarious) blog!

So, this week’s  brandy-new ANALOGY WARS challenge is:

Writing/ Querying is like a hard-boiled egg...

May the analogy force be with you allJ

25 comments:

April Plummer said...

Awesome trailer, and congrats on the upcoming book launch! I wish you much success!

Jen Daiker said...

Damn. I miss some of the most exciting things in blog land. I can't wait to be moved into my new house so I can get back to the craziness that's happening here! LOVE IT!!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome for Emily. Very excited for her.

farawayeyes said...

Not the first place I've seen this trailer. Very interesting. On my TBR list, although now I have to be 104 to get through it.

Meredith said...

Ha, that analogy is SO spot on. Love it!

Emily White said...

Thank you so much, Katie! You are so sweet!

Also, I love that analogy. It is so spot-on, I feel like I need to frame it. :)

Talli Roland said...

I'm seeing Emily everywhere, and that trailer is fab!

I missed your crisis. I hope everything is all right? Hugs!

Old Kitty said...

Hoorah for Elemental!!

Hoorah for Ash-Matic!!! Yay! Take care
x

Matthew MacNish said...

Ash-matic's analogy was definitely the best.

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to Emily, and I'll have to go back and read your previous post CQG...

TC Avey said...

Thanks for sharing the success story. It is motivating for all us aspiring authors!


Writing/ Querying is like a hard-boiled egg that has cooked too long. Who knew you can actually burn a boiled egg?

Ricky Bush said...

Yes. Congrats to Emily! Also, I just read your crisis post. My daughter went through the same thing (not losing an agent) last summer. It's incredibly more common than I realized. Now she's expecting my first grandson at the end of April. She had the same reluctance experiencing, but she now knows what she'll experience will be priceless.

Dawn Ius said...

LOL - love the analogy!
Great trailer - looks like a book that needs to go on top of my TBR pile :-)

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

YAY for ELEMENTAL!!! and Em!

that is a very good analogy!

and <3's to you!

Mark K said...

Katie,

I've done it again! Apologies, but you're it on 'The Lucky 7 Meme'.

Pop over to my place for information. It wasn't me, honestly! The devil made me do it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It won't happen if you just stand there and watch it.
Best I can do today.
Really happy for Emily!

Marta Szemik said...

That's great for Emily! Wow! The trailer looks great:)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congrats to Emily!

And I'm drawing a blank on the hard-boiled egg analogy. Um ... because no matter how carefully you did your job cleaning it up, there's always a little crunchy bit you missed?

Amber said...

Querying is like a hard boiled egg... if you crack it before it's done, you go hungry.

Vivi said...

Oh, dear, I'm terrible at analogies!!! I won't even go there.

But I can't wait to see who wins! :)

Youngman Brown said...

Good writing is like a hard-boiled egg.

Even after you crack the surface, there are still layers of nourishing goodness :)

JesiMarie said...

Writing is like a hard-boiled egg... you have to bash the shell against your forehead a few times to get to the good stuff.

Sarah Pearson said...

Querying is like a hard boiled egg - if you want the right result, you have to wait longer than you expect.

Congratulations to Emily :-)

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Oooh, fun analogy war!!

Querying is like a hard boiled egg: tough to crack lots of salt required.

Ash-Matic said...

Yaaay! Thanks, Katie!!

And super-congrats to Emily!

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