Thursday, April 1, 2010

March in Review,,, Hello April!

March was a pretty good month. Hubs and I were able to visit Jamaica, I finished the mother of all revisions of my first novel (one step closer to querying), and I read seven books!!

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin *5/5
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel *3/5
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors *4/5
Wake by Lisa McMann *3/5
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter *4/5
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer *5/5
The Wolf Within by Kristi Chestnutt *4/5

Pages read in March: 1798
Pages read YTD: 4754

Hello April!

Today was the first day of April. Thankfully, no one threw any April Fools Jokes at me, but I did get a kick out of Google and Topeka, Kansas switching names. There's a whole article and everything... very elaborate.

I'm all a buzz today because earlier this afternoon, a basically complete storyline for a young adult book popped into my head. I'd been tossing a few ideas around for a month or two, very eager to give writing YA a shot, and today it all came together. BAM!
I have a title and everything... I'm so excited and can't wait to really get into it.
It has 184 words so far! How cute is that?!

This month I plan to give away a signed copy of Kristi Chestnutt's The Wolf Within, so keep an eye open!

How was your March? And how has the first day of April treated you?


  1. YAY for the new book idea... and the 184 precious new words!! We can watch as they grow.

    All I can say about April is, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN THE TRAIN!!

    :) (anyway)

  2. Sounds like a great month to me! I'm curious about this Alice I Have Been. I've seen it around here and there.

    March was good for me! I finished my first MS, hit 100 followers and moved into a new apartment! I'm hoping April will be half this good...

  3. Wow, Kristin! What a great month for you! Jamaica is amazing, hubby and I went there for our tenth anniversary last December. LOVED every minute of it. Saw 8 beach weddings right near our room, so much fun!

    CONGRATS on your photo being published... you have a lot of creative talents! Awesome! Congrats also on the new idea falling into place so nicely. Can't argue with that! Hope it goes well!

  4. DL: Thanks! And who's driving this train, anyway??

    Summer: Congrats on finishing the MS!!! What a great feeling!! And congrats on 100!!!

    Lindsey: Thanks! Yes, Jamaica is beautiful. What a nice tenth anniversary that was for you!

  5. Yay for a new book! That's always exciting! I can't wait to find out what it's about...because, OF COURSE, you'll blog about it. ;)

  6. You've been busy! Isn't it fun to look back on all you've read and done? The first day of April was gorgeous here yesterday. After five days of blah, I was ready for it.
    ~ Wendy

  7. I loved the Topeka/Google switch that was super funny! I didn't get any jokes or tricks played on me either and I was grateful for that!!!

    I think it's awesome you went to Jamaica in March! My march was filled with work and birthdays... still fun! The months are quickly passing us by though aren't they!