Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hurricane's Life as a Dog...






Hi guys, it's me Hurricane!

Yep, I'm back because I had to share this news with you. I got my manuscript back from the publisher. I need to do some re-writes this weekend and one thing I have to change is the title.

He; whoever 'he' is, informed me there was another book or movie with that title, but what he doesn't know is it won't be as magnificent as mine! But hey, if he says 'change it' I guess I will. 

The title of my book will now be: Hurricane's Life as a Dog. Do you think it makes me sound more mature and sophisticated? You know, I am 2 and 1/3 years old now! Perhaps I have grown up a tad since the last time you heard from me.

Speaking of which, since the last time I shared, you will never believe what the cat drug in...are you ready for this?

...a cat!!!   
Hah, I got you! Yes, a finicky four-legged feline was invaded MY domain! Such disrespect!- and to think of ALL I have done for my family and this, THIS is my reward!

I still haven't gotten over the hurt feelings about this. I fear I may have to go to doggie-therapy of some sort; perhaps a support group?  If you hear of one, please let me know.

Anyway, I got off on a slight tangent there, but back to 'Mr. Vern' who sent me this critique; cri-TIQUE! that's a pretty cool word, isn't it? Ha, sounds like what I need to say to scare the bag of fur when she throws those sharp things of hers in my face; talking about rude!!!

...there I go again getting distracted. Maybe I have DDD-Doggie Distraction Disorder!
well, I'll close this up since I must get busy! But I also did want to mention Mr. Vern's comments about what  a great voice I have and I'm a good story-teller....that made me smile!  He also said I have great language and he loves how I begin my book!

I bet you are wondering how it's going to start, aren't you?

Well, you will just have to wait until my book is published and buy a copy!

Oh, and he also told me I was very photogenic; what does that mean?

40 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You have a way with words that just makes me smile..... How fun...

Mamma has spoken said...

I can't wait to read your book! Love those from a doggie prespective.

Linda Reeder said...

Good luck with your book!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I am in love with this dog!!!!
Beautiful.

Carol Riggs said...

This is so cute, from the dog's POV. :) And congrats on the great compliments on the book! And how brave of you, to change/tweak the title. Have a great weekend!

Erin said...

Oh, re-writes. Fun, fun! Best of luck!!!!!

Krista said...

Hurricane, you are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to be the first in line to purchase a copy of your book. I sure do hope you will sign it for me!

Sorry to hear about the cat. I have one of those too but I find it makes a every effective squeaky toy - watch out for the pointy ends though!

Happy doggin!
Jimmy from Picture Imperfect

Daisy said...

Hurricane, you are quite handsome. It does seem a bit unfair about the felines in your household. ;)

Good luck on your rewrites and the book! How exciting!

texwisgirl said...

How exciting for you!!! You're (almost) famous!!! Yipee! Cats are funny animals, aren't they?

Andrea said...

Congratulations and GOD BLESS!
Woofs and Wags,
sitka

Ginny said...

Well, Hurricane, it seems there have been changes around there! Don't feel too forlorn, I'm feeling the cat may give you fodder for another book Part 11, The Cat & I! There is a fairly popular book out called My Life As A Dog. I think they even made a movie out of it! I bet you are just as good a writer as you are photogenic!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh, We cant wait to see your book! (coming from the parrots) We think the title does you proud. YES! we think your photo will look great on the back cover of the book. When is it coming out? Who did the illustrations? YOU?? We sure hope its a best seller!

As for the cat..hum.... our mom told us we have to respect others.... There use to be 4 in our house but they are in heaven now. So now its just us, we know how you feel. We like to be the top dog....ahem...parrots.

turquoisemoon said...

Treats! Give him treats...that's the only way to help him get over the hurt feelings caused by the c a t ... :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Don't worry, when you go on book tour, the cat will have to stay home and you will get all the glory. Enjoy and remember dogs rule.

Tucker said...

Way to go Hurricane!!! Thanks for speaking up for us handsome Goldens. We need all the good press we can get. I would love to come to your paw signing! Slurps, your buddy, Tucker

Pat Tillett said...

What a cutie! And of course, there is always room and time for a good read!

Out on the prairie said...

A dogs life isn't always that bad.

Wanda's Wings said...

What a sweet puppy.

Rose said...

Hopefully I will get to read it....the stories my animals could tell! I love all things furry...have four cats now. Wouldn't take a pot of gold for any of them...

I meant to say earlier, thanks for visiting my blog, Time Stand Still.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO TRACY!! I can't believe I've somehow missed your blog this week--I've got to pay better attention!! :-) But I've so enjoyed reading your posts and think that it's so cool about your book!!! I hope you're having a good weekend!!!

Marydon said...

I think this is so PUURRRR-fect! A feline buddy ...

Tracy you write so beautifully, I get such a lift from you ... & Hurricane.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

JennyD said...

Hot dog! (well, to coin a phrase anyway)A feline! Hurricane, you are going to love this!
By the way, this is JennyD's furry feline, Lucy, speaking, so you know I know.
My mom said to tell you to think about THIS title: "Life's A Hurricane". Like it?
xoxoxo from a cat to a dog...and yeah, to Tracy, too. :D

JennyD said...

Oh good LORDDDD, I didn't realize I was under my own name instead of my cat's. LOL, what a day!

Sophia said...

This is really quite impressive!! Please do keep us posted so we can purchase your book. Yeah!

Kilauea Poetry said...

What a lovely dog (congratulations)..dogs make the best story tellers! Well don't cats add a delightful mix- they can be wonderful chums! Have a terrific weekend..
My best,
Regina-

JennyD said...

Wait..another one: Life in the Hurricane. Or maybe, Life in a Hurricane.

LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and post. That is a cute one on the dogie. They share unconditional love where sometimes humans do not. Pets are great to have, but cause a lot of grief and pain when you lose one.

Patty Ann said...

Love it! You are an amazing animal! can't wait to see the mighty Hurricane in print!

Catherine said...

Won't it be wonderful to see your book when we walk into the book store! Very fun! And you are indeed a very photogenic pup ~ cute cute!!
xo Catherine

dulcy said...

Love your blog background! Also, if you get published, I will definitely want an autographed copy! Hurricane, your a pretty amazing doggie!
dulcy

Nancy said...

I'm so happy for you Tracy! When Hurricane's book gets published, can I get a paw-printed copy? I'm buying, of course! :)

KathyA said...

Congratulations!

CountryDreaming said...

Can't wait for the movie version!
Congrats!

Jules said...

Hurricane, tell Tracy Congrats! Maybe we can talk her into getting you a cool studded collar :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

JennyD said...

Got your note, Tracy, and I love the title idea, BUT I'm going to ask you about adding ONE word to it: Life Through The Eyes Of A Hurricane (great play on words)

Julie Musil said...

Awww Hurricane, you ARE photogenic. That's a good thing! Good luck with your doggie revisions.

bj said...

Well, Mr. Hurricane, I'LL buy your book!! :)

DoanLegacy said...

Congratulation, and good luck with the process! Mr. Hurricane should be very proud!

azjuleseleven said...

WOW congratulations on the book!! Big news indeed. I love when fellow bloggers become legitimate authors. Well deserved!

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

A blogging dog? Now I've seen it all. I read a bunny blog but that's a whole other thing. Will he sign my copy?