Funny, Weird, or Scary Signs #3

11 comments:

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Everytime I see one of your pictures I think - I so need a new digital camera.

Charles Gramlich said...

Look at it this way. You probably won't die of heart burn there.

Danette Haworth said...

Ha! Charles!

Cate--so true! So convenient and easy, but I don't have one! My husband does. (I still have a manual Pentax.) I've taken his camera over; it has all the bells and whistles.

Mary Witzl said...

Just looking at that sign conjures up thoughts of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. No wonton, pepper steak, or vindaloo...And what weird architecture!

The other day a friend happened to mention that he'd been taught by a Professor Klinkscale once -- for music. Isn't that just marvelous?

Linda D. (sbk) said...

mmm ... bland food. Just what I've been looking for.

Sheri said...

Danette,
Just discovered your blog! It's a great blog. I feel your pain, btw, about saying something brilliant that then neither you, nor anyone else, can remember...

I would love to hear more about your steps in selling your first novel! Congratulations!!! I am currently writing a middle grade novel and shopping it at SCWBI workshops. I have one in Feb by the way - wish me luck!

Last... I also read Harriet the Spy with my eldest daughter. She had to read it last year in 4th grade. As one of the on-going assignments, she had to keep a spy journal. I was especially appreciative when she shared one of her entries with the class -"Why does my mother always look so angry when she vacuums? I have seen other mothers vacuum and they don't look as angry as she does." Yeah, it was one of those, out-of-the-mouth-of-babes comments we moms live for.

Hope you'll visit me on my blog too,
Sheri

Danette Haworth said...

Mary,
It is weird architecture, like a big, open mouth. I believe it's due for a makeover.

Linda, ha!

Hi Sheri! I stopped by your blog for a visit; you sound very organized and inspired.

"Why does my mother always look so angry when she vacuums?" HAHA!

Danette Haworth said...

Sheri,
I also meant to say good luck at the workshops and thank you for your congratulations. I'd just finished my manuscript and had submitted the first ten pages for a critique; that's how I met my editor!

Sheri said...

Danette,
Interesting how you met your editor. Was it also at a SCBWI or similar-type conference? I made a connection with an editor last April with this same novel. She loved it and wanted the next 30 pages. I have spent all this time writing and rewriting and rewriting and I finally feel it is in a very good place. I am being pared up with her again in Feb.

Any helpful advice for us?

Sheri
PS Thanks for visiting my blog.

Danette Haworth said...

Sheri,
Yes, I met her at an SCBWI conference.

I think you're doing the right thing by writing, attending conferences, and getting feedback. Seeking qualified feedback is one of the best things you can do for your writing.

You can also get feedback on a more regular basis by posting your query or other bits on the SCBWI boards, Absolute Write, or Verla Kay's Blueboards. (If you haven't been there, just look for the links in my sidebar.) It's scary at first, but you'll get a lot of different perspectives and some of them will strike a chord with you.

There are a lot of talented writers here in cyberspace, and I've met them through the boards and through their blogs. I love the Internet for that!

Church Lady said...

YAY!!! You're back to posting funny pics!!
:-)
Did you eat there, btw?