Fear is no excuse! Update on Jocosa of the Earrings
Recap: at the Surrey International Writers Conference (SiWC) the God Agents asked to see the first 50 pages of the re-write of her manuscript. She took the vow. I said she was crazy and decided to document her demise into hairy sasqutchness (not that I don’t believe in her talent as a writer, it’s just that publishing is slow and hair grows fast).
It’s time for an update.
The manuscript is called The Blonde on the Inside and here’s the blurb: A Louisiana housewife strips her way to independence. Kaitlyn thought nothing could be worse than her husband leaving her for a blonde call girl--But she was wrong. So what were the parameters I asked her? Can you trim the ends? Or shall no sharp object come in contact with your hair?
Here was her answer:
I've actually thought about this a lot.
If I went with the no sharp object until publication--I'm basically saying I'm ready to murder my hair. And no self-respecting Broad--who is on her way to being a NYTimes bestseller-- would ever do that. So there might be a necessary snip of dead ends from time to time to keep things healthy-but no measurable inches. I'm going to reactivate my bangs--other than that the length grows on.
Here’s a reminder of what her hair looked like in October.
Here are a couple of pics from the end of January when I was in NY. The second one reminds us of why she is called Jocosa of the Earrings.
Here’s an update on her progress of re-writing the first 50 pages and submitting them to Donald Maass the God of Agents:
What happened next? A catharsis, a rain storm, and taking literary stalking to a whole new level – next blog post.
This video shows that we're not the only ones who think The Donald is a God for writers, and his books Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction are must reads.