1. I have a proposal due on Wednesday. So far, I’ve opened the box of books sent by the publisher and stared at the covers. They look nice, but have been surprisingly unhelpful in determining what I should write in said proposal. Am starting to think more work will be required.
2. I finished reading and critiquing Shana Silver‘s first 150 pages. Her book is awesome. I wish she’d write mine.
3. Today I ordered Break by Hannah Moskowitz*, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers, and Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. These will be nice additions to the five books already started on my nightstand: Savvy, Dead Tossed Waves, Wondrous Strange, Heist Society, and VA #1. Also, Kelley bought Art of Racing in the Rain for me. Prospects for the proposal are looking dimmer by the second.
*I kept being thwarted in my attempts to buy Break. I think this time, I’ll be getting it for sure. But it’s been tricky.
4. I will get this draft to my agent by the end of the summer, so that he will not be tempted to kill me or worse. I said it on here, so it must be true…right??
5. It’s the first day to sign up for WriteOnCon. A bunch of cool author friends worked hard to set this up so that everyone could attend a conference for free. And since everyone likes free things–more so if it’s food–you should definitely sign up. If you need added incentive, remember that by signing up you’ll get to hear from Michelle Andelman, Mandy Hubbard, Molly O’Neill, Elana Roth…you get the point.
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What’s up PB.
Here are some things you should do on a Saturday, specifically this one, in case you were confused.
You should subscribe to Fumbling with Fiction, aka this blog. You can clicky over there —> in the right hand corner and then I’ll be sent right to your email address. Thrilling, huh?
You should write at least 1,500 words with me today because you’re never too old to be peer pressured a little. Am I right or am I right?
You should also read something. I mean for fun, not for work or whatever. Because it’s rainy and cold here and while I have no reason to assume it’s rainy and cold where you are, you should still read something. I tend to get all busy and distracted with life, etc. etc. that I forget how much I miss reading good books until I’m mid-zombie apocalypse, like today. If you’re looking for a suggestion, I’m reading The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (hence the zombie reference), so you could read that too…if you wanted…then we could talk about it.
While you’re at it you could discover a new blog or two. I’ve got suggestions on that front too in case you were wondering. I’m really into Invincible Summer right now, which is Hannah Moskowitz’s blog if you didn’t already know. I went to go get her book, Break, last night at Barnes and Noble but the store was sold out of copies, so bummer… I’m ordering it from B&N.com, but it does lack the sort of instant gratification I was craving.
Okay, well, I’m going to get back to the zombies or to the writing. Let me know if you do any of these things or plan to do any of these things today. Or all of them, I mean, if you’re feeling ambitious…