Friday, June 1, 2012

Wish me luck!

Is there a pithy phrase to wish good luck to writers? Break a leg is for acting. I couldn't think of anything else. Too anxious!

So let's hear em! I will need all the positive vibes I can get for this get together and my first pitch sessions!

One of the things Editor J. B. George (whom I am meeting with!) suggested to prepare was to write down a meaningful line from your MS on a note card. One that gives you a good feel for it. Here are a few I picked out from POP TRAVEL.

"Losing a loved one makes you do stupid things."

"As my grandfather always used to say, 'If you want something done right, don't screw up.'"

"The goal was to be undetectable to everyone, not just your mark."

"The heartless creature was clueless to what fate had in store for some unlucky travelers."

"They had already decided they were going through with it, signing their life away was just a formality."

Have a great weekend everyone!

30 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Break a pencil?! :-) And good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I was thinking the same thing as Annalisa! You can do it, Tara.

Kyra Lennon said...

I think Break a Pencil is a great expression to use for luck! :D

"As my grandfather always used to say, 'If you want something done right, don't screw up.'" - I just laughed out loud at this!

Dana said...

Unfortunately, it's too early in the morning for me to come up with pithy phrases, so I'll just keep things standard: Good luck, Tara! I know you'll do great. :)

Charity Bradford said...

Good luck!! And I love the "break a pencil"

I also loved the "As my grandfather always used to say, 'If you want something done right, don't screw up.'"

Christine Rains said...

Ooh, I'm excited for you! Good luck. Go be a Viking! (That's actually a really old one I heard - and probably badly translated! But it's fun!)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Whoo hoo, go for it, Tara! You can do it!

And I loved the grandfather line, too. :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

You're going to do awesome!

'If you want something done right, don't screw up' is pure awesome. You've got this in the bag!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Good luck! Love the grandfather line. He's very wise. :D

E. Arroyo said...

I love that last one. =) Good luck!

Chris Fries said...

Best of luck!!!

I was also going to go with "Break a Pencil!" but everyone beat me to it, and besides, that's so early-2oth-century.

So how about: "Crash a Hard Drive!" ;^)

Joshua said...

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca, 1st Century AD

Tyrean Martinson said...

Break a pencil!!! Enjoy the moment! I loved that last line "signing their life away was just a formality".
Big hugs, and blessings to you this weekend!!!!

M.J. Fifield said...

I was thinking more "misplace a modifier!" than "break a pencil" but they're all good...

Good luck!!

Rena said...

I have a saying for writers for good luck.

"Use your words."

Laura Marcella said...

Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing as Annalisa! Sending you lots of positive vibes and energy, Tara!! You'll be terrific!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Don't get drunk beforehand is the most useful advice I can think of.

Lynn Proctor said...

when the going get tough--look for the short cuts--jk---you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Here goes, " Don't make fun of that old guy, one day you'll be bent over and spitting." Has nothing to do with writing, but our family used it a lot. Can give you a laugh and relax you a little, ha-ha!!

Leslie Pugh said...

How about - Go tear out some pages! Okay, maybe that sounds too much tearing out your hair. I love the Break a pencil!

LD Masterson said...

I've seen other people use "break a pencil" so it may be catching on. I like the first two lines. The grandfather one is probably the best.

So...break a pencil.

Carrie Butler said...

Break a pencil, Tara! :D

Leigh Covington said...

Oooh! Good luck! So exciting. I know you'll be fabulous and I love the lines you picked.

I'll quote Carrie... "Break a pencil!"

Heather M. Gardner said...

Don't cry over spilled ink?

Tara, really, best of luck.
I believe in you!
Heather

Arlee Bird said...

Sending positive vibes your way.


Lee
Wrote By Rote

michelle said...

Go Tara go!
Break a pencil... shred a notepad...?
You can do it!

Candilynn Fite said...

I agree with everybody, Tara! You can do it. :))

Spill a bit of ink
Tap, tap, tap away!
Don't fret, hit "send"

Remember, you're in charge of your own destiny. Simple as that. :)

mshatch said...

buenas suertes! and I love what the grandfather says. Perfect.

Tara Tyler said...

you all are the greatest!

thanks so much!! i felt your warm wishes & inspiration!

Cassie Mae said...

Boob slap!