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?

7 comments:

  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)

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  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...

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  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!

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  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!

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  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. ;)

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  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

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  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!

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