Friday, January 27, 2012


Not much blog fodder this morning…
Guess my mind…
Is cluttered thinking of all the stuff in my apartment…
Yet to pack…
And even more things…
Yet to pitch and—.
“Yo Leigh! What about me?”
“Huh? Who’s talking to me? My conscience?
“No air brain. I’m your manuscript.”
“The one you started pitching last year then quit.”
“Well, um…you see…I’ve been busy—”
“Oh, buzy smizy. What about pitching me next month?”
“February? Well yes... yes I—”
“You got a killer query now and most agents want e-queries.”
“Well, yes, I know that and—”
“By the way that query letter took way too long to write.”
“Yes…yes it did, but to my defense—”
“So what’ll be your excuse this year? Too many margaritas?"
“No, not at all. I don’t drink that much—”
“Look, I’m sick of just existing only in your computer…
Get me out of here into the hands of an agent. i want to be
published! Comprende?”
“Si… yes…absolutely. Definitely!”
“So what are you doing sitting here talking with me, air brain?
Get to work! You gotta be out of by the 31st!   Do what you
have to do, make your move to Mexico—then pitch me.”
What's your conscience bugging you about this year?
Got any projects still on the back burner?

Always, Em-Musing


Jennifer Shirk said...

I keep procrastinating.

Sarah said...

Oh! It sounds like your ms is being appropriately assertive. I think you should listen to it. As for me ... I have plenty of things on the back burner, but I don't have much control over when they get subbed. Which is all right. Most of the time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your conscience sure told you!
Mine's saying write, dummy - you have one more book to complete.

Julie said...

My conscience is yelling at me to finally finish my first draft. If I don't manage to do it this weekend, I'm scared of what she might do next.

Thanks so much for your comments on my post on Misha's blog! I'm so glad to have found your site as a result.

Patrice Kavanaugh said...

My conscience is saying "DO turn on your computer, DON'T open up your browser, DO open up your file with your current MS, DO start typing!" Sounds simple, yes? So, why am did I do #1, but not #2, which is why I'm writing this response. Okay, back to #3 and #4. Good luck finalizing your move and getting back to submissions!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

What an incredibly schizophrenic post. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you need medication.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

LOL! I always have trillions of projects scattered aound my brain and the house and computer! Life has a habit of rerouting one's intentions. I'll get there eventually...

Jessica Salyer said...

Too funny. My WIP is say that I have been neglecting it for too long. I gave you an award today over at my blog :)

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

One of my few New Year’s Resolutions was not to have a conscience. I have to say, I’ve failed though. I’m being nagged by mine to get on with finally finishing my WIP.

Good luck with your pitching.

Melissa Sugar said...

I think it is time to send it. You know it is. This is a cute post. It reminded me of that old digital camera commercial with all the photos talking: "Hey get us out of here" then showing a kid in mid dive off the diving board.

Congratulations on your Liebster Award.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha my manuscript is always screaming: EDIT ME!!! when I do anything else. :-)