Thursday, August 26, 2010

On Posting

I originally wanted to title this post "Announcement!" but decided that was misleading and changed the title.

I just wanted to inform you that I will now be posting on a regular basis on two blogs, first on my Critique Group, the Ink Slingers on Thursdays, and then I've decided that my posting on here is a little all over the place so I will post every Tuesday and then occasionally post whenever--you know have a little spontaneity.

Other than that I've got to go to bed, work in the morning-woo feel the enthusiasm.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Little Things

The. Little. Things.

As I’m entering my senior year high of school *gasp**runsawayandcriesfromfear*. And I’m trying to enjoy the little things, because not everyone is as blessed as I am. Not everyone gets to make it to seventeen, senior year or even high school. So, as the title says, I’m trying to enjoy the little things. For example, last week I was restocking the chocolates, (milk and dark chocolate caramel pecan turtles) and handled four pairs of conjoined twins! i.e. the turtles were conjoined by chocolate (not caramel that doesn’t count), and I thought it was cute, it made me smile and then think about the lucky customer who is going to get a surprise when they open up their package of treats.--Little things like that.

I haven’t been writing, sad but true. I’ve been swamped with the work, looking for a college and summer school work(I'm not n summer school just the work I have to do over the summer for school in the fall). In fact I haven’t been on the blogsphere at all. Except to post about a few contests and some awesome news involving my friends. On a side note/something that is actually very related--Weronika, whom I met at the Backspace Conference, became and agent and I should have devoted a full post to that but I didn’t. So here is the link to her blog, and to her announcement post {which details what queries she is accepting, where she is now employed (D4EO Literary Agency) etc}. Also she already has three clients! So here’s a big, very overdue, CONGRATULATIONS to Weronika!!!!!!!

On top of not-writing, I haven’t been working on the betas I agreed to do. So girls, you know who you are, I’m working on them each a little each night I’m trying and I’m so sorry that I haven’t been more efficient with all of this.

But, back to the reason I started this post, I wanted to do this post to remind people to enjoy the little things, like finding a stray piece of chocolate in your freezer that you didn’t remember was there, finding a book on store shelves days before it is supposed to be on them, accidentally bumping into someone who you rarely see but care about, putting conjoined caramel pecan turtles into a customers package, finding a hard cover first edition Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in pristine condition (yes that happened to me at a Salvation Army a few days ago, yes I bought it, and squeed/jumped up and down.), sitting down just writing and loving every word that ends up on the page, and sneaking a kiss in a school supply closet (no I do not know form experience, I’m just saying). So I’m off to bedazzle a baseball hat for my cousins fiancée who is having her bachelorette party (well not exactly a bachelorette party, it’s more of a Jack&Jill kinda thing), hosted by my family, this weekend. Another thing that will be taking up my time tonight. It's going to look SO good.

Oh and Frankie, I am going to do a post about my signed Linger copy, once I finish it and can completely squee and flail over it properly. Promises!!

Meanwhile I’m looking forwards to the party, after all you have to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Michelle has a Giveaway!!

Michelle Hodkin, whom I met at the Backspace Conference in NYC, is having an amazing giveaway over at her blog! She’s giving away four ARCs, all of which have the blogsphere buzzing. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, is one of them even though it is already out--because she couldn’t part with it before now, but the other three have yet to be released. And they are Matched by Ally Condie (I want to get my hands on it so bad!!), Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin, and Dust by Joan Frances Turner. I advise you head over there now, quick before it ends!! And participate because well these are some pretty awesome ARCs right here…so go!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We Take a Break, for an Info Splurge.

So, I know everyone is busy with WriteOnCon today, and I'm busy with finishing typing up stuff for Mariah, but I did take a tiny break to do my intro post on my critique groups new blog.

The Ink Slingers

And well I think you should stop by and check it out/follow it (kidding that second part is totally optional) because I have an awesome group of friends/partners who are just amazing. Now I'm off to finish my project for Mariah, and when that's done check out what went down at the conference today.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Share the Love/Lots of Squee

So my friend K.M., whom I adore and talk about ALL the time, just got an agent and is now represented by Sarah LaPolla, at Curtis Brown LTD.

Now in celebration I think you should all go over and congratulate her and spread the love, squee, and just read her story.

I'm off to continue the freak out, and well spread the love. Because I brag about all my writer friends who have agents (it's a big thing,)--well honestly I brag about all my writer friends because I admire all of you, agented and not, because this is a hard business. And sometimes I don't think we give ourselves enough credit, so I think we need to give it to each other.

So K.M. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! You deserve it, by far, I hope you enjoy the agented bliss you're experiencing now!