Sure, I could tell you how I finalized my query letter this weekend for Saving George’s Light. I could also tell you how I’ve officially sent it out to literary agents and am now awaiting their
rejections responses. But I’d much rather tell you about carving pumpkins.
That’s right. This weekend pumpkins were purchased, gutted, and carved. These were the first pumpkins we’ve bought since moving to Florida back in 2004. So, needless to say, it’s been a while since we’ve done any carving. That said, I still think we did a pretty good job.
Lesson learned: Putting pumpkins in your trunk is a bad idea. They will roll around. Stems will break. Tears will be shed. Glue will be bought.
This marked the first time Mike and I ever used stencils. It was kind of a foreign concept when Maleigha brought it up to us. Growing up we always just hand-drew goofy faces and started cutting away. Maleigha suggested using stencils in order to properly show our appreciation to the pumpkins for their sacrifice…or something like that. I don’t know.
So here’s how it went: