"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
*runs away screaming* I am never going to the beach.
Showing off the new Lipstick?dylan
I don't know what happened, if you are the shark or someone else sharked you, but that pic totally cracked me up. Go Janet!
Yikes, is that the Query Shark, or did someone discover a Peter Benchley sequel in a safe-deposit box somewhere?
That bad, huh?
That looks like the pic I posted of you on my blog... (g)http://jenniferhendren.blogspot.com/2009/09/rmfw-iii-art-of-mingle.htmlDo you miss my camera yet?
What a lovely singing voice you must have... I should have used this picture for the "Query Us" group photo instead. =)
Suggested title: Empress of Pain.
I think tomorrow, rather than sending out rejection letters, you should send this pic. Nothing else.
Okay, I have to stop checking google reader for blog posts before I go to bed. That one's gonna give me nightmares.
Impressive!I assume there's a moral to the picture. Don't feed the sharks? Floss after eating?
That kind of day huh?
Hello! I'm Bruce!
I don't see Barbara Poelle's hand reaching for his snout. Is she out of frame, already down an arm, or attending another writer's conference?
Did you know?The teeth of sharks are not attached to the jaw, but embedded in the flesh, and in many species are constantly replaced throughout the shark's life. When they lose a working tooth it will be replaced by the next tooth behind it. All sharks have multiple rows of teeth along the edges of their upper and lower jaws. New teeth grow continuously in a groove just inside the mouth and move forward from inside the mouth on a "conveyor belt" formed by the skin in which they are anchored. Typically a shark has two to three working rows of teeth with 20 to 30 teeth in each row, although a whale shark has about 300 teeth in each row.Some species will have up to 50,000 teeth in a lifetime!
In the video from which this still was taken, the shark sings the opening bars of Ave Maria, then consumes the cameraman.
It needs to have some manscript pages stuck in its teeth.
All I've got to say is...next time the she-beast puts on lipstick she needs to consult a mirror.
Oooh, it's Carcharodon carcharias! One of my favorites! Isn't he all soft and cuddly?-Beth M.
Why do I feel like I'm the chum??
Fine. Back to therapy. Jaws gave me nightmares. I hate shark movies. I'm the one in the theater who always jumps out of their seat when the shark jumps out of the water to attack. : )
Wow, Janet. Looks like you had guppy for lunch.
Awesome picture... wasn't planning on commenting until I read Rissa's comment. And I agree!
Looks like queriers aren't following the simple guidelines again. Go get 'em, Janet!
I think I see a bit of my query in there.
Another query for a second-person POV novel, I see.
He's just thrashing and screaming because he's being eaten by a bigger shark.
Boy he sure do have a purty mouth...
Jabber Jaw! Please tell me I'm not the only one old enough to remember that show as a kid! (Hugs)Indigo
I think I have something caught between my teeth....do you see it? Its right...back...there...see it?
"I want a double Wild Turkey on the rocks, and I want it now."
Julia! Not me! Do it to Julia!
Wow, I feel that way too when I put my lipstick on from memory instead of looking in a mirror.
Rissa's suggestion is full of win.
Well, that's one way to wake me out of my coffee-enjoyment daze.
I'm so scared... :)
When we say we want a shark for an agent... this isn't necessarily what we meant! O_o
Oh dear, I opened my reader only for my phobia to come jumping out at me.
So excited for our whiskey! If you don't mind, we would also like to borrow the shark for a couple of hours.
the shark is swimming over now. You might want to take cover. It has not been a good day.
Does this mean there are new updates on Query Shark? (She asked, full of hope.)
How do you scare me, let me count the ways...
Dear Ms ReidEvery time I look at this I hear Liza Minelli singing.Rick Daley - Is that a "Deliverance" reference?dylan
Janet,It's posts like this that make me wish you were my agent. I'm just going to have to write a book worthy of you.
I love this blog so much. My sides hurt from laughing at all of the comments. Thank you, you have all made my day.
A little warning would have been nice.=:-O
I think what the nice shark meant to say was THIS.
Or maybe THIS.
And perhaps THIS. Just a guess. I don't speak shark.
If you look real close, right beside his left tonsil, you'll see the fluttering fingers of a clueless writer.
*whistles happily while finally getting around to checking some favourite agent blogs...whimpers and hurriedly clicks on a non-threatening website like dictionary.com and hopes Ms. Reid has a REALLY good weekend*
Indigo---I remember Jabberjaw.Damn---where's my caregiver---I've dropped my shawl again...
octopus gone? :(
OMG I clicked on the icon to reach your blog but stepped away to grab a soda while it loaded; and when I came back, I actually had a knee-jerk reaction of being startled.PS I like the lipstick comment. I wish I had thought of that. Funny.
Is that shark wearing eyelashes?What a vain shark: lipstick, eyelashes...what's next?
Sometimes you just don't need words, eh, Janet?Hope your weekend makes up for what was clearly not a good week. :-)
The Shark is swimming to my home town next month. She looks hungry. Myrtle Beach hasn't had a Shark attack in longer than I can remember. I guess we're due!!
Um, wow.hahaha....I think....haha....uh, it's still scary. But I still laugh. What's up with that?
Must have been one hell of a bad pitch session.
Would vodka help?
Does my breath smell like gore?
Still the shark? We're gonna need a bigger boat.
Well, whatever caused that, I hope things are better now.
OOOOOOOOOOOK-LA-HOMA, where the wind comes sweeping down....
Holy geez, as if you're not scary enough.
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