Sunday, November 16, 2014

An Explanation And Some Crazy

I haven't been out on the interwebs recently. I'm actually still not over my bronchitis completely, and it's left me pretty exhausted. I of course haven't slowed down in real life, so when I'd sit for a moment to visit all you cool cats in the virtual world, I would  promptly fall asleep.

Also, I got some pretty big nibbles on A Shot At Forever at the NJ conference I attended last month. I sent out three requests for fulls to major houses this week, and I just sent the full to a NY agent. (As in right now. She emailed me at 4:59pm and I sent it at 5:21 pm.) EEK!!! I'd also sent queries to four other agents on Thursday. So I've been sludging through this illness, trying to remind myself that my mc, Sheridan, drives a pickup truck, not a unicorn as I got submission packets ready. 

So with my excuses out of the way, are you ready for the crazy? Remember my Trek Into The Unholy Land Of Hideous Mumus? Of course you do. Well, before we left last July on that two week rustic camping trip, I was overly determined (Nice way of saying crazy-eyed and almost demented) to use the last of the Easter Peeps.

Okay, yes, we had an overabundance of Peeps. And yes, in a slightly roundabout way that was my fault.

1. I don't like to eat Peeps.
2. I can't resist their marketing.

They were offering adorable stuffed animal peeps in a package of eight to ten marshmallow Peeps. These stuffed animals were so stinking cute, I couldn't resist.

(Damn you sophisticated marketing gurus! I've fallen into your marshmallowy clutches again!
As such.)
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How can you resist a sparkly, speckled Peep in a Santa hat? I mean, c'mon!!

So now I'm back in the same boat. I'm in a destructive cycle. We have ten peppermint Peeps that I won't touch and will only ration sparingly to the rest of my family since they're nothing but unadulterated sugar.

Which leads to disgruntledness from all fronts. The family because there's Peeps to be had, and I won't dole them out.

Me because packages of Peeps are cluttering up my already severely cluttered domicile. AND since I was raised like I was a child in the 1940s who just barely survived the Great Depression, I cannot willingly dispose of them without bursting into flaming hives of guilt.

So to solve my problem, I took them camping. And tortured them over the campfire as they'd done to me since April.

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Revenge! REVENGE!! (said like K-K-K-Ken from A Fish Called Wanda*

Ava Quinn, Contemporary romance, marshmallow Peeps, contemporary western romance, funny blog, humor blog, romance author, romance books
 The Urchins, wonderful Urchins that they are, assured me they were delicious.



Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

LOL I did a whole post during an AtoZ on peeps and what to do with them. S'mores were pretty dang good. I won't eat them on their own but sandwiched in chocolate and graham cracker...not bad!

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on the success, hopefully the germs go away soon. Fry them and chow down haha

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Did they scream as you sacrificed them over the fire and then consumed their still smoldering bodies.

Melissa said...

hahaha Good idea.
I had a boyfriend who LOVED peeps. Blek. I can't stand them.

Congrats on all the requests. Go, you!!! :D

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats on your submissions! lol Poor peeps. =)

Ava Quinn said...

@Anna- Lol! S'mores frustrate me. It's too much work and too many ingredients getting in the way of my chocolate consumption.

@Pat- Thanks! Fry the germs or the Peeps? lol!

@Sue- Why yes. Yes they did. How did you know?

@Melissa- Thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand eating Peeps!

@E.Arroyo- Thanks! And yes, they're almost too cute to be tortured. lol!

The Happy Whisk said...

You are a funny writer.

I like that.

Lexa Cain said...

Four full requests!! Holy cow, that's fabulous news!! I'm crossing my fingers for you. (They stay crossed easily since they're covered with yummy peep marshmallow goo... lol)

Ava Quinn said...

@HappyWhisk- ::blushes:: Thanks!!

@Lexa- Thanks, Lexa!!! & lol!

Chrys Fey said...

I have my fingers crossed for your full MS requests. :)

I don't like Peeps either, but that is one way to eat them. lol

Sherry Ellis said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for A Shot of Forever. It sounds promising!

Crystal Collier said...

And one flaming peep to go, thank you! You had me literally laughing out loud. Thanks for that--even if you are feeling crappy. I'm wishing you improved health and AWESOME things from all those requests.

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Chemist Ken said...

You know, the thought of roasting peeps over a campfire has never occurred to me. I'll have to suggest it to the family.

Loni Townsend said...

I'm not much of a Peep person either. I haven't tested them on my children yet. I might just have to try out those s'mores!

Christine Rains said...

Hope you're feeling better. Peeps are hard to resist, and oh, those Santa ones are so cute! It almost sounds like a Peeps horror movie is in the making here.

Ava Quinn said...

@Chrys- thanks!

@Sherry- Thanks!

@Crystal :D Thanks a bunch!

@Ken- It's become a fan favorite of my Urchins.

@Loni- My kiddos definitely endorse them.

@Christine- lol! Thanks, I'm starting to get on the upswing.

Anonymous said...

I can't recall ever eating peeps.

I hope you feel better and that you get some strong bites for your queries and subs.

Ava Quinn said...

@Medeia- Thank you. :) I'm almost out of the woods. Now I just need to catch up on some sleep!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Super big congrats on your queries!!!

This is a little sick, but my kids like to microwave their peeps. They don't eat them, of course, because they hate the taste, but we also cannot escape the marketing. Anyhow, in the microwave they swell and grow like the Stay Puft man on steroids.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

OMG, you murdered them poor little pink thingies. I swear I'll have nightmares tonight thinking about them screaming bloodily.

Crossing fingers, toes, and nose hairs about the agent's response!

Ava Quinn said...

@Elizabeth- Thanks! Yes! I've seen that on youtube! That's it! I'm doing that next!!

@Joylene- LOL! Sorry about that! And Thanks! I'm sure the nose hairs will send my good luck rocketing!

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