WHAT I’M READING
Winter Town by Stephen Emond
I like that the book has illustrations and there are some cool, little details (Evan’s dad’s mini Christmas village), but I’m not really connecting to the story/characters. Everything feels a bit too surfacey for me and I like to get down into the painful nitty gritty of things.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Still working on JULES. One of these days I’ll come up with a title and won’t keep calling my story by my MC’s name.
In YAY news, I met my Writer Recharge goal of revising half of my WIP!!! I’m hoping to have the next half done by the end of March, or thereabouts, along with a query and synopsis.
After that, I will enter into the magical/scary time of querying. But until then, it’s like Voldemort and I’ll try not to mention it. And if I do, it’ll be all, “I’m writing my you-know-what to get ready for that time that shall not be named.”
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My cousin is getting published! On the topic of ocean acidification! I don’t really know what that is! But I’m super psyched for her.
Writer Recharge – I’ve had such a blast reading everyone’s updates and having Twitter parties. The YA writing community is rock rockin’ it.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I mentioned Monday that my younger bro was in another play at school – Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. He played the villain and he was A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Seriously, it’s not just me who thinks so. After his first scene, I heard a woman near me say to someone else, “He’s good!” I beamed with sisterly pride.
I finally watched the last Twilight movie (yes, I know, I’m like two years late to the party, but I’ve just now finally stopped being traumatized by the birth scene from Part 1). I’ve decided Part 2 should be called, “A Gathering of Ridiculously Good-Looking People.” Because…huh? Is this real life? How are these people so freaking attractive? And rich? And how do I become this rich without having to eat people?
Speaking of pretty:
Last fall I took a pic of the dragon-tree outside my local library. Here it is for reference. Note how happy.
The other day I took a winter pic. So sad.
I have no idea why the photo turned out so dark and ominous like there’s a major storm approaching. There better not be. I’ve had my fill of snow for the year. That pile on the ground is what remains of the last storm, which dropped a foot and a half.
Since the tree is not sparkly, I can safely assume he is not a vampire.