I like anniversaries. I’ve got a good memory for events, and I think that my natural inclination to live in the past can be channled into a productive and enjoyable present moment. I enjoy new years, and taking time into my own hands when I know how arbitrary it is that we assign specific start… Continue reading The First Seven Years are the Hardest (Thoughts on Anniversaries)
Another successful NaNoWriMo! Despite the 12,000 word lead I developed in the middle of the month, life got in the way and I only squeaked by in the final few days. I’d had grand plans to try for 75,000 words and get a complete first draft down, but this was too lofty a goal to… Continue reading In The Wake of NaNoWriMo
Being a good tomato scout, I always observe 11/11 as a very magical day. If there’s one thing that being in Jason Webley’s Army of Lunatics has taught me, it is that 11 11, (in any of its incarnations on clocks, calendars, or highways) carries a special and sort of enchanting power with it. There’s… Continue reading 11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug
Remember, remember your novel this November! Seeing as though we are two short days away from NaNoWriMo, I figured I should do my civic duty to Novelandia and encourage everyone to participate in the greatest literary event of the year. NaNoWriMo is a fantastic program because it brings book lovers from all walks of life… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and The Neverland Wars II
What a crazy wonderful week it has been! I’ve bought some new books I’m chomping at the bit to read, and finally got a chance to go out and celebrate my book deal with my boyfriend. He took me out to a Brazilian steak house in San Jose. I’d never been to anything like it,… Continue reading Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!
So I got my contract signed, my forms filled out, and everything else tidied away and put in the mail last week. The good folks at Clean Teen have them now, and I just get to look forward to scheduling a video chat with the ladies in charge. I think it’s pretty neat that my… Continue reading How Book Country Helped Me Land a Book Deal
(Written last night, typed up today) I just marched down to Hot Lips Pizza on Killingsworth. It’s little less than a mile from my house, and it’s the farthest I’ve walked in weeks. I’ve certainly gotten used to riding a bike again. Its been a long hot day though, and after hiding in my room… Continue reading Hot Lips Soda After a Hot Long Day