Well, not really, but I just read about Strawberry Shortcake celebrating 30 years. I’m sure if I dug deep enough in my parents’ basement, I’d find my pint-size doll from the 80’s and the blasted thing would STILL smell. A friend and I once pondered what the hell those things were made of. The same with scratch n’ sniff stickers from the 80’s – I bumbled across one while moving the other month and lo and behold…fruity!
Anyway…to the writing world!
Agent Mary Kole answers the question: Is Contemp YA a Difficult Market?
Dystel and Goderich Lit is trying out a blog chat next Thursday, the 18th at 3pm EST
Michelle Hodkin is giving away a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Amanda Hannah is giving away a *your choice*but be prepared to get poetic
Congrats to me:
I won The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant from Adventures in Children’s Publishing! I can’t wait to read it…so my type of story with the opposites attracting and all that goodness.
And finally, my waffly decision:
I just started a Twitter account! There are so many writers, agents, and other cool peoples (yes, I purposely made this plural) on there, that I think I can really get into it.
Now I raise my white flag to Twitter because I have finally been lured.
I still remember the first time I heard of the site, several years ago. One of my classmates mentioned to me he’d been Twittering the night before and several thoughts went through my head:
A. He had been laughing
B. He had been literally making a twittering noise, like a bird
C. This was some sort of bizarre come-on
D. He was nuts
Even after he explained to me what it was and I checked out his page, I still asked, “Why?”
Then my work (a newspaper) sent out an email:
“We’re on Twitter!”
And again I asked “Why?”
But I also felt pretty damn cool when I was able to explain what it was to several of my co-workers, like I was oh-so-in-the-know.
I’m usually late to the party, so no surprise it took me all these years to go:
“Oh, I get it (sort of)!”
So I’m going to try it out.
And if I don’t like it, then no biggie. And if I love it, then awesome. Yay, new things!
Now off I go to feel weird, like I’m stalking people during my mass “follow this person” exodus.