I love that by changing the punctuation, I’m asking Wednesday a question.
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING:
I’ve been beta reading!! I read a supah fun MG ghost story for Shelly Brown.
I’m in the middle of an AWESOME fantasy by Melodie Wright.
And just finished what’s going to be an INCREDIBLE read by Nyrae Dawn.
Up next? I think I’m going to re-read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone and then finish off that series. OR start reading some of the books written by all the lovely writerly people I’m going to see next week at the STORYMAKER’S CONFERENCE where I’ll be teaching a class w/ the awesome Cassie Mae – Writing Collaborations: How not to kill your partner, and other useful tips.
WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING:
I’m doing my LAST (and therefore very slow) read of DEAL before turning it over to my agent of awesomeness, Jane Dystel.
I polished and shined my first 50 pages of an MS to hand off to my editor (which means the above book might go out later than I’d like…)
I started writing a book similar in feel to DEAL all because my cousin who I visited in Seattle said something about how she expected that with my husband’s job, I’d write more suspense. I figured she was probably right 😉
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO:
My daughter of awesomeness let me sew her this dress that we designed together (it has a V in the back, which she is thrilled about). She wore it with combat boots. Almost 11 years old, chose her pixie cut, knows how to girl it up, and can rock a pair of boots. I’ve done well 😉
Getting ready for Utah and the Storymakers conference, which really means stressing over the million things I need to do to take care of my family and my kiddos, and figure out what I’m going to WEAR, lol. Every time I pack for a trip, I’m reminded of how much black and grey I have…
My granddad, who is maybe one of the coolest people on the planet is back in the hospital 😦 So, I’ll be spending a lot of time there over the next few days.
WHAT IS INSPIRING ME RIGHT NOW?
I’ve been SOAKING up articles and books on craft. I don’t care where you are in the game, the competition for spots on bookshelves is FIERCE. The articles and books motivate me to always be working on strengthening my story-telling through tighter plots or stronger language. I might do up a post on some of my favorite resources next week.
OH!! And another random tidbit.
I met with Steganie Tatalias, who is the regional rep for SCBWI up here because I said I wanted to help in some way.
AAaaand now I get to speak at our regional SCBWI Conference as well as possibly moderate a panel w/ some agents and editors that I’m looking forward to meeting. And we’ve started planning an afternoon workshop that I’d like to do. So. Wins all the way around 😉
What’s up with everyone else??