Saturday, April 19, 2008

I polished Macy-Sue...

So, by now you all know my saga of writing my Macy-Sue LaRue picture book series... I have recently had some interest (no, it is not another April Fools joke! I actually think I lost a few readers b/c of that....people were mad! hee hee sorry!)... So, thought you'd like to "proof" a bit of the new, polished version...but for obvious reasons I can't give you the whole thing so you will have to leave me lots of comments so "The Powers That Be" can see potential BUYER reactions!! HAHA You'll have to (pray for its publication) buy it to get the rest.

MACY-SUE LA RUE, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO “Oh dear, this just won’t do,” Macy-Sue looked around her room at the peeling purple wallpaper. “Mommy’s tea party should be fancy, not falling apart.” She picked at the tattered, curling edges. R-r-r-r-ip. She ripped the paper from the walls, strip by strip. She ripped, twirled and giggled as the purple ribbons trailed behind her and tickled her ankles. Her dance sent her foot right through the picture window of her dollhouse and she landed with a THUD. Mrs. La Rue was distracted by the noise and scolded from her office chair, “Macy-Sue La Rue, find something else to do!” So she did. “Too much furniture. There’s no room to dance,” Macy-Sue said as she pushed and pulled, scraped and scooted everything into the hallway. The bed, her dresser, a broken dollhouse and two bedside tables all fit (some squeaked!) through her narrow doorway. Mrs. La Rue could hear the commotion and growled under her breath. Her grumpy lips called out a little louder this time, “Macy-Sue La Rue, find something else to do!” So she did. Macy-Sue looked around her room. It was empty except for a small table sitting by the window. She tapped her chin. “A mural,” she whispered. “This tea room needs some color.” Macy-Sue dug into her art supplies and practiced her fancy coloring. “This wall was just too whitey-white,” she said as she added raspberry red to the rainbow on her wall. “Mo-o-o-o-om! I am painting my wall for our te-e-e-e-ea party,” Macy-Sue sang out in the squeaky tune of her favorite made-up song.

19 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I can't WAIT to read Macy Sue books to Kennedy! :)

Julie said...

Sounds very cute so far!!! So, when you get published, and we buy your books, can we mail them to you to get signed???

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I want MORE and I want it NOW (in my best varuka tone)
For what its worth I thought your april fools joke was the absolute best it had me going big time :)
do you do your illustrations too? and Is 40 too old to really enjoy your books ??
Hugs

LaskiGal said...

This is so good!!! I hope great things happen!

frizzlefry said...

Such a cute story! I need to know the end. . .

Debbie Yost said...

I love the picture and can't read the rest of this book. I have three girls so I can relate very well with Macy-Sue's mom! Keeping all my finger, toes, and ankles crossed. This is a winner. I just know it is and I can't wait to buy the books and say "I knew her when." Ok, so I don't KNOW you, but sometimes I feel like I do. Oh yeah, I'm praying for you, too!

Debbie Yost said...

Ok, that should have been "can't wait to read the rest of this book." I forgot to proofread.

Tracy said...

I'm so excited to share Macy Sue with my kids! She reminds me so much of my Emma.
It's going to be such a wonderful book!
And I agree with another commenter. When I buy the book, I'm mailing it to you for your autograph!

nomi said...

I'm already in love with Macy Sue!! I want M O R E!! My daughter will definately be getting ALL the Macy Sue books when they're published!!

Wendy said...

You definitely have a gift. Let's hope that the right time, right buyer, right everything happens for you. The children's book market can be a hard nut to crack.

MOMMY2JAM said...

I think I'm in love! Macy Sue is just too cute! If she makes it to the shelves, I'll buy TONS!!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

It's a HIT! Finger-crossed.

Heather

Manic Mom said...

this is diva! my mom (aka Manic) just read me the story and i made her stop reading and i said... WOW LOOK AT ALL THE SPECTACULAR WORD CHOICES!!!! So manic aka mom said if you want to write a post then you can so i did!!! so i am looking foward for the new series!!!
your computer friend,
DDDIIIVVVAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karla with a K said...

She's so cute - I love that picture. The color, her pose, the necklace. And as Diva said, your word choice (hmm, why does 'Grumpy lips' jump out at me? ;))
Best of luck with it - still praying -
Karla

Karla with a K said...

ps Forgot to say, I thought your April Fools was funny. It was the first blog one I read that day, so you got me. But it was funny.

Kalynne Pudner said...

Go, Macy-Sue! Love the blonde, too.

Kalynne Pudner said...

Oh, and I gave you another Blog Award. You can read about it on mine, but you'll have to go to Damama's to get it, because I can't seem to copy it. (I'm stupid that way.)

Anonymous said...

Love it so far. Good luck!

Dawn said...

Of course I love it! You're so very talented Michelle. I'm still praying that the right person comes along and snaps up your books! I'd love to see them in print!