Friday, February 26, 2010

The Return

I'm back, a little later after originally scheduled but sometimes that just happens, you know? Anywho I decided to get on here and post quickly just so everyone knows I haven't forgotten them, before I go and cyber stalk all my friends. Umm, I mean check up on. Duh. Hehe.

So lets do a quick round up. Over my vacation I read 15 books!

Beastly, and A Kiss in Time, by Alex Flinn I love fairy tale retellings, they like make my day.

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey great, reminded me why I love vampires that don't sparkle *sigh* a good vampire romance always makes me smile.

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers, it was good and even though the main character was a total jerk half the time and I've been bullied so I shouldn't be siding with a bullier (the MC by the way) I was cheering when she chipped the other girls tooth.

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard, just as delicious as everyone made it out to be. And I loved the ending.

Hold Still by Nina La Couer, so good, and I didn't cry half as hard as I thought I would which is a good thing because I'm an ugly crier.

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker, I liked it, not my normal venue but cute.

His Eyes by Renee Carter, it was a great read, I really liked it.

Fallen by Lauren Kate, I don't know about this one. Everyone was singing it's praises and so I couldn't wait to read it but I wasn't very impressed. That and Daniel didn't capture my attention like another certain fallen angel... *cough*Archer*cough*

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison, I bought this because I thought it was going to have a nice cute ending. Yeah didn't happen. I cried long and hard (In a good way), it was amazing!

Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins, I really love old English writing and stuff stationed back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries so this was a great read.

Ex-Mas by Kate Brian, I picked it up because I loved Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys and this one was just as cute, even though the main character was kind of obnoxious.

Far From You by Lisa Schroeder, I got this because I loved I Heart You, You Haunt Me that and I just like her style. I didn't think I'd cry, again I was wrong but I just loved the way it flowed and the character growth. If you haven't read it, you should.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. I LOVED this book, I'd meant to read it awhile ago and never picked it up. So when the movie came out and it looked really good I told myself I wouldn't see the movie until I'd read the book. So I read the book, and LOVED it. Then, less than 72 hours later, I saw the movie. Not as good as the book (movies never are) but a good adaptation none the less. And I liked that they aged Percy, because he as a 16 year old is very cute and I like Logan Lerman, a lot.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, this book lived up to all the hype around it. I loved it so much. It was just *sigh* I wish my romance life was like that. Well without the whole debilitating diseases and such, but you know what I mean.

So yeah, I read a lot, was without internet (oh so painful) missed my kittens, and then when I got back returned to school. I did hear back from that writers program I applied for, thank you so much for your help by the way everyone who participated in the critique of my piece because it really was at the top of it's game when I went through and edited it after all your help and I was proud of it when I sent it out. So despite the fact that I didn't get in I'm very content in the knowledge that I did the best I could have. Besides rejections are part of the business. They only make me stronger.

How has everyone been? I've missed blogging and trust me, March will be full of most consistent posting. Promise.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And Pause

I'm going to be without Internet for about a week and a half. And I have no idea how I'm going to make it. But once that week and a half is over I will be back to my regular blogging schedule, at least once a week, and will be able to keep a closer tabs on all the people I stalk, uh I mean follow. Because honestly you guys always manage to make me smile even on the worst of days.

This is brief because it's late and I'm supposed to be in bed, though I'm praying for a snow day tomorrow. Here's the deal, I have not finished my novel but I haven't given up and am still chomping at the bit to get it finished, but like you all said these things take time. I'm almost done betaing Surviving Reject High and that is all I plan on doing tomorrow pounding out my last little comments on it before I loose Internet completely so I can get it back to Jade. I would have it finished but all the testing I've had to do in the past two months has left me unable to finish it, two or three hours of sleep can only get you so far before it starts affecting performance *sigh*.

I will also be basking in the sun by a pool in less than four days and will be indulging myself in my newly purchased novels, Percy Jackson and The Olympians (1), The Secret Year, Sharing Sam, Something Missing, and about fifteen others I can't wait to sink my teeth into. (Not literally because I can't bring myself to break the binding of a book let alone desecrate it with my teeth.) So yep. I'm a year older by the way, 17 and still feeling like I should be 8. I've picked a college I want to go to(it is a reach school but that's what determination is for right? And at least I've picked one), decided I'm taking four English classes next year including an independent study for creative writing (I'm calling it CW^2) because my school cut their regular program, and should hear back from that extra curricular creative writing program I applied to back in the fall during the first week of March. *Phew* That's a lot. But that's it for now, I'll be back here in about well two weeks. I'm going to miss you guys. *tear*.

So here, is yet another pause.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Goal Fail

So I was supposed to have He’s With Me done by yesterday. I failed, miserably. Midterms did get in the way, even though I professed they wouldn’t, then my characters decided to be jerks (yes I blame Kali, she’s so stubborn), and I asked myself a question that I should have asked way back in what 2008 when Kali walked into my head. Why would Darren continue to pursue her after she’d been a jerk to him? And why would she even consider forming a bond (of any sort) with him? See just a few kinks (a.k.a. big plot holes) that need fixing. Oh joy! You can already tell that this is going to be on my mind for the next few days. I see a few loud lunch periods in my future, brace yourself Kathryn.

I am going to own this, it is going to be finished.

I had seriously contemplated working through the night last night and into the early hours of this morning working on this novel, even though I knew it wouldn’t be finished. Yeah I decided sleep was important, especially because maybe dream me will have an answer to my plot problems.(She didn't *sigh*). Also all nighters are a pain in the ass to deal with, because you feel drowsy for days afterwards, not worth it unless you actually finish whatever you were working on.

Now I’ve reset the goal for by Valentines Day. I have nothing better to do that day anyways so why the heck not? So this will get done. On the upside despite my goal fail, (by the way do you guys have any self punishment ideas, obviously nothing you know too torturous but I did let myself down and need to do something to avenge my unfinished novel) I did successfully complete an outline, mostly that is. Of course there were a few blank note cards in the mix for TBIS (to be inspired scenes) but nothing too drastic, until I had to face the Kali/Darren predicament (that I’d stuck into the bowels of denial in my subconscious). So yep. I’m not seventeen yet, just a few more days and then well I’m so looking forwards to the chocolate and books and a surprise gift from my friend Sashi and it’s killing me that I don’t know what it is.

Also it may be a few days or a week or two before I get back up on the blogsphere which really upsets me. But my absence is because 1) school is such a pain and 2) I’ve got a lot of stuff that needs to get done around here this month. Sadly I am unable to participate in the fight fest going on today, even though I really want to. Like really really want to. But I don’t have any good fight scenes written, and was much to tired to pound one out last night, but you should stop by and check out all the blogs who are participating because I bet it’s going to be kick ass (pun intended). So have a great week and hopefully (fingers crossed) next time I get on here and blog I’ll be a year older, and have my second novel finished.