Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday with Moonrat cont'd

Hi Everyone, Sorry to cut the last one off, but it was getting hard to refresh....

Thanks!!
:-)

47 comments:

ChrisEldin said...

Hi!!
I disabled comments on the last one, and hope everyone jumps in over here!!
:-)

moonrat said...

woohoo! i'm so popular! you guys make me feel special.

LitWitch said...

As an editor extraordinaire, can you give we author-types a bit of direction when it comes to things like agents? What do you (as an editor) look for in an agent relationship and what do you think an author should look for in their agent relationship?

Chumplet said...

Of course, my handy dandy high speed internet refreshes in less than a second!

The Anti-Wife said...

Is it time to start singing drunken Moonrat songs yet?

moonrat said...

so close!! a long day at work. i'll have to start singing soon.

BuffySquirrel said...

T-shirt: Rats don't rat on you; people do.

cindy said...

i was all upset when i saw comments disabled! haha!

thanks for the well wishes moonie! 2 hours of solid editing in. wOOt!

and i totally wake up loving what i do (being a writer, wow!).

and alas, i am NOT very interesting at all. that's why i write fantasy--i make it up. HAHA!

Kiersten said...

Exactly, Cindy! This is why I write for young adults, too...my adult life experience is as follows: go to college. Meet future husband first week there. Have very peaceful and easy courtship. Get married. Finish my degree. Have first baby two weeks later. Have second baby two years later.

So other than puke and poop, no real drama. But YA...oh yes, teenagers are nothing BUT drama! Yay for teenagers!

And Moonrat, I love what you said about loving your job. I hope I get to work with someone just like you someday. And I hope it's someday soon.

peggy said...

I kept funky journals as my kids and I grew up..delete that, they got older and I played alot. Now I can get out 37 yrs worth of words and write whatever tickles my fancy. It's the best thing my landlady so long ago taught me to do. Keep a journal cause there are stories waiting to be written. Now when I sell the story my kids are embarassed, what a joy! My turn to embarass the little shitz :)

JES said...

Is the T-shirt slogan competition closed yet?

Ah heck, what's the diff...:

My Agent Went to Maui*
and All I Got Was
85% of a Lousy T-Shirt

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*Or pick con of your choice.

moonrat said...

HAHAHAHAHA that's awesome.

chris, do i *really* have to pick a tshirt slogan? i think i'll have to put them all in a hat.

cindy said...

jes, that's hilarious!

kiersten, maybe we're wrong. maybe there's a place for diaper changes, nose wiping and visits to the emergency room in my YA fantasy? haha!

Kiersten said...

Yes, but if it were fantasy, my kids would be changing their OWN diapers...

ChrisEldin said...

Yes Moonie!!! Please pick a winner, any way you like!!

We'll close the slogan contest at 8pm to give Moonie a chance to sort through and make an announcement around 9pm.

Thanks!!!
:-)

Chumplet said...

Poor Moonie has her work cut out for her. Hey Cindy, you can always have a YA character deal with a younger sibling with diapers and such.

Chumplet said...

Moonie, read the all aloud to someone and have a 'laugh-O-meter'.

Ello said...

Or just announce that I won.
That takes the pressure off everyone.

See my aim is to please!

peggy said...

Chumplet, hope they don't do what my young son did...he put it in the nieghbors mailbox. I didn't know till the cops called me at work to help identify the culpret..sheesh..yeah looks like my sons poop officer, lock me up, give me a vacation..no such luck :)

Ello said...

My t shirt slogan would read

Got Gas?

Chumplet said...

Ello, you're so DARNED helpful!

Ello said...

SAndra, I haven't seen you in ages but here we finally meet again!

You look marvelous!

Ello said...

You like how I gave you the piggy sandwich?

Chumplet said...

Haha, Peggy, I was trying to figure out what your son put in the mailbox. Poop? What a thorough child!

peggy said...

younger brothers dirty diaper... ah yes, the wonders of motherhood! :)
hee hee hee

Phoenix said...

Late again, but here's my slogan. Probably everyone's used it already because it's so obvious. But I'm an obvious kind of gal. And ineligible for the contest anyway ;o)

I was mooned by an editorial ass.

I'm a lurker of yours from way back, Ms. Rat, and very happy that you're here. Thanks for hanging with us!

ChrisEldin said...

OMG! Phoenix, I bow to your wordsmithing ability!

And Peggy, sorry I haven't officially said hi, but it's great to see you about!!

Waving to Jes also (great to see your quirky side!)
:-)


And litwitch, Welcome to the blog! Hope to see you more!!

...waiting for the results...

:-)

Chumplet said...

Moonie! Moonie! Moonie!

moonrat said...

thanks, guys!!! you all rock.

i need some help with the slogan decision, though, seriously. i've decided to run them all by the Rally Monkey, who doesn't have any personal biases!! can i have an extra hour?! pretty pretty please?

Janet Reid said...

she always wants more time!!!

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Precie said...

LOL, Janet---are you saying that from professional experience???? ;)

ChrisEldin said...

We wanna meet Rally Monkey!
:-)

Chumplet said...

I wonder how long I can stay awake? Janet's turn next! Bwahahaha....

Janet Reid said...

precie, yup.

Janet Reid said...

I have no rally monkey, but I do have a snake!

Chumplet said...

Prospective Author: Get this MF snake outta my MF rejection letter!

Shona Snowden said...

Get the snake ready...

Precie said...

Ooh, Janet knows Moonrat's Super Secret Identity! How intriguing.

Bring on the snake, Janet! According to the movie Romancing the Stone, them's good eats! :)

Oh, ick...just the thought.

Oh_bother said...

I'm so bummed I missed everything! I just got back to the house....

Moonrat, I'm so glad to have found your blog!

ChrisEldin said...

Moonrat and Janet are at karoake?
hmmmm....
:-)

Good Morning!

moonrat said...

i always want more time!! what an editor i am. janet was SO right.

is anyone still checking this thread? haha. maybe i'll post it on janet's thread, too.

we picked a t-shirt slogan contest winner!! but this was awful and stressful. i felt like i was being asked to reject 28 stellar proposals all at the same time!! eeeek. but i posted all of them on my blog to celebrate.

after lots and lots of deliberation. Charles Gramlich, with READING: IT'S NOT JUST FOR THE BATHROOM ANYMORE.

i should be fair and say the Rally Monkey's close runner up was Ello's IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU'RE TOO CLOSE TO MY TATAS, but i vetoed it because a) it wasn't book related, and b) it caused the RM to go cavorting gleefully around the house and giggling "tatas!! heeheehee!" for a long, long time. thanks a lot, Ello.

ChrisEldin said...

AHAHAHAHAH!
I loved Ello's too!
Though there were quite a few that are stuck in my head.

Congratulations Charles!!!!
I'll contact you via email....

Thank you soo much, Moonie, for spending time with us!

Thanks to everyone for dropping by and chatting!!

:-)

cindy said...

awww, so close, ello!

congrats to charles!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow! Me! Really! Me! Wow! Did I say that already! Wow!

That's purty cool. Thanks.

Precie said...

Yay, Charles!! And Ello for runner up!

Such fun!!! Now where do I send my shirt order?

Ello said...

Hey I don't mind losing after hearing about Rally Monkey's good time! That made my night! I can actually see it! Congrats Charles!!!