Family Collage

Family Collage
Lots of Love in this Bunch!
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

R & R and Homecoming Week at MHS!

Soon after I embarked on this adventure to become a published author I made three promises to my family and friends: 1. To set practical goals. 2. Not expect too much too soon. 3. Never give up.

So, a few days ago, when each promise was seriously reconsidered, the words "Revise & Resubmit" entered my vocabulary, as one of the Super Agents with the full of my manuscript asked to see my story again after revisions were made.

At first, the thought of combing through each line in my 400 page novel felt, well, like climbing Mount Everest barefoot. But after realizing this was the closest I'd come to gaining representation for my story, it seemed as if a match had been struck beneath my bum, forcing me to get busy editing EVERY.SINGLE.WORD.

So, onward and upward I go, moving one step closer toward representation for book #1. Hopefully, at the end of this journey, my family and all of you will have the opportunity to read this exciting tale of Callie and Scott.

In closing, I'd like to share more pics from another great week with the family! Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! Tory

Homecoming week at Millry High School. This photo was taken on "tacky/nerd day," and let's just say that Conner felt mortified wearing this tacky outfit & ridiculous hairstyle!

Catie before the parade.

Hoping to fill their bags full of candy and beads, Carlie and Conner listened carefully for the parade to begin.

"Throw me some candy, please!" Court begged!

It was such a fun week for us all! Go Wildcats!!!


  1. Great news and wonderful pictures! Every step closer is exciting for us fans of yours.

  2. Mr. Jan - I anticipate the editing process will take approximately 2-3 weeks, though it could be longer depending on the suggested revisions.

    I promise to update on my progress, and again, thanks so much for leaving such encouraging words. It means a lot having your support!

  3. WOO-HOO Tory!! I can't wait to hear more! Shoot me an email with all of the juicy details when you can okay?

  4. Popped over her form Lindsay's blog. I got those same dreaded R&R words last Spring, although mine came with very specific suggestions. I took on the daunting task and came out the other side a better author for it. I say scale Mt. Everest, you never know what strength lies within until you test it.

  5. As always, Lindsay, you're advice is invaluable, and I truly appreciate you sharing such words of wisdom re: freelance editing and betas!

    Hi, Trisha - It's really nice to "meet" you, and thanks for sharing about your R&R experience. I do agree that this process can only make me a better, stronger writer. Thanks for the encouragement!!!