Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dreaming ...

This is another of my favorite pictures from our recent beach trip. Do you see what's happening here? My two little people - faces plastered against the window, mouths salivating - as they watch the good folks from Bruce's Candy Kitchen make their tasty creations and dream that - somehow, someway - they'll either be offered a tasty treat or their parents will decide to go inside and make a purchase! What a riot!

It's quite similar to how many of us feel, I'm sure ... though I can only speak for myself. Maybe it comes in the form of an announcement that a publisher is now seeking and accepting the exact type of work you create. The butterflies start rumbling about your tummy, your excitement starts to build as you dare to imagine the possibility of getting your work published. You can hardly wait to get your manuscript into their hands.

I'm quite certain that if any of the publishers I submitted manuscripts to lived within a 100-mile radius of my town and had a window where I could watch them work through their slush pile ... I'd be standing at that very window, in a fashion quite similar to my children in the above picture. Nose smooshed against the glass; mouth salivating at the possibility of my work getting chosen!

Impossible concept, I know ... those piles of 'to be read' are never going to be open to public viewing ... but, fun to dream about nonetheless!

Have a great week of writing ... and dreaming!

26 comments:

Lazy Writer said...

I'd be standing at that window too. Like you said, we can dream!

CC said...

here's to lots of *candy* in your future! ;)

Lisa and Laura said...

Ha! What a great comparison. If I could watch editors reading slush I would go there every day, nose pressed against the glass, straining to see if the manuscript had my name on it. That's just perfect.

Kelly said...

Adorable picture! And I'm with you salivating at the publisher's window!

beth said...

So cute...and I'd be at that window, too!

C.R. Evers said...

I love that picture! I think that shop should use it for the advertisements! Perfect!

I'd be a window watcher too. Great comparison.

Yat-Yee said...

With all that salivating at the windows, I am going to ask for a job as window cleaner: and peek while I'm supposed to be working.!

storyqueen said...

it's probably a good thing none of us live to close to the slush!! We'd be fighting for the best viewing spot!

Shelley

Keri Mikulski said...

Me too.. :) Nice analogy.

Cute pic.

Suzanne Casamento said...

That picture is adorable! I feel like that on many levels lately - just salivating through the window, waiting for something good to happen...

Amy Tate said...

Love it! What a Kodak moment...one of which I can so relate!

lotusgirl said...

fun comparison. My mouth's watering too.

Kelly H-Y said...

Lazy Writer! We'll all gather together! :-)

CC - Yes ... good way to put it! And, to you too! :-)

Lisa/Laura - Thanks! Yes ... I think it's a concept they should really consider! :-)

Kelly - Thanks ... I got such a kick out of it!

Beth - Thanks! Yes, that would be a popular window, wouldn't it?!

C.R. - Thank you! Wouldn't that be cute ... I should show it to them! :-)

Yat-Yee - Ooooh, you are a clever one! Love it ... that made me laugh! :-)

StoryQueen - Yes, it could easily get out of control, couldn't it?! :-)

Keri! Thank you so much! :-)

Suzanne - Thanks! Yes ... it could be applied to so many didn't things, couldn't it?! :-)

Amy - Most definitely ... I'm there with ya! :-)

Lois! Thanks so much! :-)

Priya said...

I've always wanted to be an editor :) Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today!

Sarah Laurence said...

I was just reading a funny article in today's NYT. Heathrow Airport in London has hired a writer in residence. He types away with his words appearing on a screen. Then he'll publish a book. I'm not sure I could write in a store window!

Best of luck getting your candy - great analogy!

Sherry Rogers said...

Oh my word I just love this analogy! It is so perfect. If only we could be the little fly on the wall in those meetings at the pubs so we could know exactly what they want. Love the photo of your kids. . .precious!

Katie Ganshert said...

I would be standing right next to you, breathing on the glass and fogging it up. :)

Shelli said...

id be making piggy noses in that window to get their attention - is that bad? :)

DebraLSchubert said...

Toy stores and candy stores for younger kids are like shoe stores and jewelry stores for "older" kids. And, yeah, publishers and agents reading your work and salivating beats shoes and jewelry any day!

Diane said...

We all have those windows in our lives. Your kids are adorable!

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a fun concept! I can just see us all peering in the window =) Ha! I can guarantee I'd be right there with you!

Vivian said...

Makes me think of what people would do to get attention at the window...like pretending to walk down the stairs and disappear below the window and walk back up. I remember seeing it in a movie, though I can't remember the title.

Keep writing! Your time will come.

Beth Kephart said...

Thank you so much for this image. And story. It has made me smile, this early morning hour.

Kelly H-Y said...

Priya! I bet you will be!! Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah! No way!! I couldn't imagine!!! That is quite a little experiment!

Sherry - Yes, wouldn't that be handy!?

Katie - Now that you mentioned it, none of us would probably even be able to see, due to all the 'fogging'! :-)

Shelli - I think piggy noses work well! :-)

Debra! Absolutely! Love your comparison!

Diane - Yes ... for so many things!

Sherrie! Doesn't it make for a hilarious picture in your mind?!\

Vivian! That's hilarious! Yes, I'm sure there would be all sorts of antics!

Beth! I'm so glad ... thanks so much for visiting today!

The Things We Carried said...

I know that little shop! Perfect analogy. May your future and theirs be *sweet* :).

Kelly H-Y said...

You do?! How fun! Thank you ... and welcome back from your summer vacation! So great to hear from you!