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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

An Open Letter to the World


Dear Readers - I'm sorry the blog has been quiet lately, and installments of Kysharok have stopped temporarily. I've been quite preoccupied with my new book plan - I'm almost at the point where I can begin writing the book itself, and I'm really quite excited! Sadly, though, the blog has been suffering the most from this, but I have been working a little more on Peaches and Pebbles.

Dear Literary Agencies - I know you agents are busy, and I know you must receive an awful lotof manuscripts, but 10 weeks to respond seems to be taking a little longer than most. Have you even received my manuscript? I begin to wonder.

Dear Etsy Seller with a Tasty Looking Avatar - Please stop posting in the same forums as me, I'm failing with my diet as it is, and your slutty brownies are killing me. To top it all off, you don't ship to the UK.

Dear August - I hate you, you smell. My shop has made no sales all month because of school holidays, but hopefully September will get back to normal.

Dear World of Warcraft Players - Please stop complaining about MoP, the concept of the Pandarens have been about at least since 2003, when one such creature appeared in the Frozen Throne expansion of Warcraft 3, while Kung Fu Panda was released in 2008. Also, stop taking the game so seriously and go outdoors. No one is forcing you to play.

Dear Neighbours - Put a bell on your bloody cat, it's sneaking up on poor birds and chasing squirrels now, let alone the fact that it's managed to sneak into our house already and try to catch our bird. Some people might get funny about people telling them to keep a bell on their cat, but it's your responsibility, especially in such a wildlife-rich area.

Dear Giveaway Sponsors - Please don't fake giveaways, when individuals "win" it can really be upsetting to find out you had no intention of delivering your "promise" of the item in question, and reflects very badly on your business, and yourself. Be warned that some people have very influential blogs and won't hesitate to call out liars.

Dear Mosquitos - Muhahahaha, I see you really do hate vanilla. I've not been bitten in weeks, and neither has Seeg, who is prone to bites, despite them getting into our room all the time.

Dear Christmas - Do hurry up.



10 comments:

  1. Really? Vanilla keeps moquitoes away? Why didn't I know this in Oman?! I got bitten so many times.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It honestly does! The bastards have been biting more than usual this year, they said on the news, and they've been getting in our room every night. My boyfriend would wake up with several bites every day, but the second I put vanilla essense - the cooking flavouring! - on the inside of his elbows, his wrists, and his neck, he's not been bitten since in a few weeks, even though we've seen them in our room. They stopped biting me, too!

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  2. Wow! I can't believe people are posting fake giveaways! That is terrible!

    And keeping good thoughts for your book and hopefully the literary agents will get back to you soon!

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    1. It is terrible, but I guess some people want the exposure for free. The bloggers are certainly not to be blamed.
      And thank you so much, I feel like I need all the luck and good thoughts I can get!

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  3. now that you mentioned it, i actually won a giveaway and i still haven't heard from the sponsor. :/

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Mile End Bakery Giveaway: Win a dozen cookies of your choice!
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    1. Contact the person who was supposed to send it and also the blog who hosted it. It's not their fault, but they might be able to coerce them into holding their end of the deal. That's certainly what I'm going to do.

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  4. I wish I could get rid of the mosquitos, nothing helps.

    Actually, agencies might end up replying up to half a year later, according to Simone Elkeles. (an USA based author) Keep on waiting, I am sure you'll hear from them soon. (:

    xx, Natascha
    littleprettyyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for that, most agencies say they'll respond in about 6 weeks, and any longer and I probably won't hear, but I appreciate you letting me know that ^^

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  5. Just to let you know I have done a little preview sneak peek on my Destroy this Journal entry today on the blog:

    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/behind-scenes-destroy-this-journal.html

    Sarah :)

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