Vor-each-iss Reading

I tend to get a bit overwhelmed when I read about the process of getting my novel published. Yesterday I wrote half a chapter and then spent a good chunk of time reading and researching. I’m reading The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, a book that came highly recommended by a published friend, and I also stopped by Query Shark and several other sites.

Venting to Dan, I said, “I don’t know how I’m supposed to find time to write if I’m worried about attending conferences, formulating pitches, developing a social media presence, networking, maintaining the status of “voracious reader”, and you know, being a mom and having a life and stuff.”

“What’s a vor-each-iss reader?” Laylee asked.

“It means you read tons of books all the time.”

Then today I got cozy on the couch with my laptop and Laylee curled up on the floor beside me with book #1039 from the Guardians of Ga’hoole series.

“Are you gonna read with me while I write?” I asked.

“Yeah. You worry about writing. I’ll do the vor-each-iss reader part for you.”

Sweet. So now I need Dan to attend conferences for me, Magoo to work on the pitch, and Wanda to tweet and post to Facebook after her nap.

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3 Responses to Vor-each-iss Reading

  1. Too sweet! I love that she wanted to help you, no requests or demands required. Pretty cool moment.

    Wouldn’t that be nice if we could get all the members in our family to help us with all our “stuff?” It could be just like the old days when people kept having kids to help with work on the farm, but we’d be having kids to Facebook for us. Same sort of thing. 🙂

    Have a productive, but fantastic day.

  2. Pam in Utah says:

    Oh, what a great idea lil ol Laylee lu had! I can just see her curled up, reading next to you! I think you should have her submit a contribution to this blog once in a while, like with a short and snappy book report on “#1039”! Perhaps she might take after her sweet and humorous mum! But no pressure, there’s ton’s of time AFTER a few years of vor-each-iss reading. Have a great day!

  3. What a sweet girl you’ve got.

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