Wednesday, July 24, 2013

YA Outside the Lines

I'm the newest member of YA Outside the Lines, a blog of YA novelists that write from the heart! I'd like to send y'all over to my first post HERE. We're talking about teen memories of summer this month, which means ice skating!

There's even a picture of 13 year old me! GO SEE GO SEE!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Audiobooks, Copyedits, and the Cutest Hippo EVER!

1. I've been listening to audiobooks lately. I'm currently listening to The Giver by Lois Lowry read by Ron Rifkin (from Alias!). It's taken some work to train myself to pay attention because I'm more of a visual, but if the narrator is good, they really bring a story to life. I find myself enjoying stories I may not have taken the time to read, and if I listen while on a walk, sometimes it makes me want to walk farther!

2. Copyediting is DONE! What a weird feeling to see your book marked up in such a critical way. Missed punctuation, alternate spellings, words missing entirely. It was quite the experience, but I'm glad the book is once again out of my hands!

3. My WIP is now over 69,000 words! I'm so at that point where things need to be wrapped up and I'm increasingly intimidated by everything left to do. *collapses*

4. The Civil Wars has a new album coming out soon (which I've already pre-ordered) and it saddens me that I'll probably never get the chance to see them perform live as they are currently not on speaking terms. But man can they make some amazing music in the midst of all the not getting along.

5. A year or so ago, Catherine introduced me to artist Cori Dantini's work, and I've been obsessed ever since. I mean, LOOK HOW CUTE!

A lot of her pieces include birds, which I have a hard time resisting! I've purchased two prints so far, and I've marked so many more as favorites. So. Hard. To. Pick. Check out her Etsy store HERE.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Class of 2k14 Website Launch, and New Author Page

HELLOOOOOO friends! I have two exciting things to share today, so let's get to it!

FIRSTLY, my debut author group CLASS OF 2k14 has a SPIFFY WEBSITE! And to celebrate, we're giving away a $100 gift card so you can buy BOOKS!

Check it out and enter to win HERE!

Also, I finally created an author page on FB to avoid spamming my friends when I get to announce ALL THE THINGS. The link to my spiffy new page is HERE!

HAPPY JULY!! Sunscreen is your FRIEND! ;)