WHAT I’M READING
This book, which is hilarious:
(image and description from Goodreads)
Set in the time while the ’80s were fading into the ’90s and the poofiness of hair and shoulder pads was soon to deflate, this coming of age story retells the experiences of Drew Hotchner, an “extraordinarily ordinary” girl, through her possibly wiser and more honest adult self. Drew struggles not only with the unavoidable awkwardness of being in middle school, but also with having to start over again her entire social world after experiencing the culture shock of moving across the country from California to Virginia. Through Drew’s humorous adventures in trespassing, accidental theft, school dances, and throwing punches at her best friend, she must finally learn who she really is.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I FINISHED MY FINAL READ-THROUGH OF JULES!!!
Now she’s hanging out for the next week or two while I do some agent research and get my first batch of queries ready to go.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Knowing I have an awesome online support group for when/if I have a query freak out. I love that my writerly friends will sympathize with me when the news is disappointing and cheer with me when the news is good.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Panicking because my router died. One minute I had The Internetz and the next I didn’t. Luckily I wasn’t in the middle of some huge, important work thing, but I was still WHAT??? What is happening??? Long story short, I have a new router and all is well.
Another book sale! This one was at my local library. There was a man that was literally dancing around the room, happily humming to himself as he snatched up books. Another had a giant plastic tote and he took up position by the ‘history’ section. I basically had to shove him out of the way so I could look before he took everything. I would post a pic of my spoils, but I already added the stack to my TBR-shelf and the individual books have been swallowed up. On a side note, my husband was greatly relieved I didn’t bring home the flu this time.
I’m headed to a high school musical later this week, the last one I’ll ever watch my brother in because he graduates next month.
Excuse me while I go weep nostalgically because wasn’t he just a baby like five minutes ago???
I am having one of those weeks where it feels like I’m running half a day behind. Hopefully I’ll catch up by the weekend. How is everyone else doing?