Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tell The Truth Tuesday

1. We've seen the cover for The Lies That Bind and all parties are in agreement - it's AWESOME.

2. Kate may or may not be rocking a new hair color.

3. It's taking every ounce of my willpower not to post the fabulous comp from editor Leah.

4. I'm reading a book for actual adults this week and I sort of love it.

5. I cracked the plot for our shiny new idea WIDE OPEN and yet, Laura refuses to return my phone calls.

6. I suspect this guy is driving a wedge between me and my personal slave sister writer.


Laura is screening my calls in favor of spending time with this kid.* I just don't see it. I mean, honestly. The kid cries all the time, barely smiles and has a nasty reputation for being the slowest bottle drinker on the planet. It would be one thing if he was sleeping through the night or doing back flips or something, but THIS is who she ditches me for? Unbelievable.**

*Truthfully, I suspect Laura is screening my calls because she's sick of long conversations filled with deep sighs followed with, "Sooooo...do you really think my house is going to sell? Like soon? I mean, do you thi
nk we even have a chance of getting asking? Should I have priced it lower. I totally priced it too high, didn't I? Laura? Laura? Are you there? Oh really, James is crying? Funny it sounds so quiet over there...."

**Ok fine, baby James is freaking adorable. He's super serious and now he's finally cracking these tiny little smiles and his feet are huge like a labrador. I'd totally ditch my neurotic, HGTV crack whore of a sister for this little puddle of cuteness. Can you believe how much he looks like Laura??? It's both creepy and awesome. I'm still super bitter though. 

So....what's your truth this Tuesday? Do YOU think my house is going to sell? Do you have a Magic 8 Ball that will confirm that? No? Crap.

11 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

All I can say is that from your photos you've staged it as well as you possibly can. It's still generally a buyers market, but things are starting to turn a bit.

And I would ditch you for that baby too. He's adorable. I'm also a little bit jealous of your kids. Growing up with so many cousins in the same city is going to be so fun for them.

Laura Pauling said...

Yes I think your house will sell! It's so cute. And so is the wee little one!

That's awesome you love the book cover. Can't wait to see it!

Christine Fonseca said...

Can't. Wait to see the cover of your book! And my truth...um...I'm terrified for 2/1. There you have it.

Corey Schwartz said...

OMG, he is adorable!!! it's a wonder you two get any writing done at all with all you have going on in your lives!

Marta Szemik said...

Every house has a buyer who will make it a home. I think it will sell.

yabooknerd said...

Can't wait to see the new cover!!!!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Aw, so cute! I'm such a baby whore. But with less than 5 weeks left, can you blame me?

Erica said...

We had the world's tiniest house with the world's worst layout, and we sold. It took a while, and we set the record at my realtor's agency for number of showings, but it DID sell. And so will yours.

I can't blame Laura, though. I bet he smells like newborn baby, doesnt he? All sweet and powdery and soft...sigh....

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

You make beautiful babies!

Yes, your house will sell.

And yes, I want your next book. What's the pub date???

xo,
Kimberley

Elana Johnson said...

I'm sure the house will sell. BUT NOT IF YOU DON'T SEND ME THAT FREAKING COVER COMP RIGHT AWAY.

Karma and all that.

lisathewordnerd said...

My truth: I fell asleep on the bus when I was supposed to be chaperoning my second graders to the theater. Probably snored too, but at least no one had the guts to say so. :)