Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Start of Something New

It's that time of year again! The time of year when many sit down and come up with goals or resolutions for the coming year.

I'm actually not a goal-setter. I don't recall making resolutions before, and if I did, I certainly never wrote them down. However, I think I'm ready to take that step this year. I may even come back and cross them off as I accomplish them. ;-)

Per Maggie Stiefvater's recommendations (on her own recent goal setting blog post, which was awesome, by the way…go read it) I am going to try to stick to goals that I can control.

My goals for 2010:

1. Finish YA WIP (was supposed to be my NaNo novel, but I never got further than 1K - lol).

2. Revise other YA again and submit (I'm letting it sit right now).

3. Draft other YA idea.

4. Polish at least three PBs and submit.

5. Blog at least once per week.

My two goals for next year that I can't control are to get an agent and to get something published.

Here is a great article on writing resolutions, too:

So, what are your writerly goals for 2010? Let's cheer each other on!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Contest Awesomeness

Wow! The following contest is for a LOT of great YA books! You should go enter!

(Keep an eye on this post. I will use it to post any other contests I see this week...)

OMG, OMG, OMG - I just found another contest (I told you I would)!

This one is just so neat and so much fun, I cannot even describe it! Go now and check it out! (It involves sending ARCs of The Timekeeper's Moon by Joni Sensel on a quest - woot!)

Found another at Sharon Loves Books and Cats!

Here's another:

And another! Yay for new books!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Funny Parenting Moment

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share this funny exchange between my husband and my six-year-old son. Enjoy!

*Son running around.*
DH: Son, come here.
*Son still running around.*
DH: Come over here! What are you supposed to do when I say something to you?
Son: Stop.
DH: Then what?
Son: Drop and roll?

--Yes, I had to leave the room, I was laughing so hard.--

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Give Up the Ghost Trailer and Contest

Check out the cool trailer for Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe! She's having a contest here:

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tidbit and Twilight Tuesday

Hello all! Just a quick post today, since I don't feel wonderful.

I thought I'd post two snippits from LURE for your enjoyment, since I just posted them in Kiersten White's GiveAWAY contest.

Lemme know what you think!

"Let me tell you – walking into a movie theater with no popcorn smell is like walking into your favorite restaurant and smelling dog poo. It just doesn’t work."


“If you want to read it so bad, then just read it already,” I snapped without looking at her. “As soon as we get Dad some help, we’ll go back to my house, I’ll give you your copy back, and you can become a book zombie like everyone else. Just don’t expect me to clean up your pee.”

I also promised you some Twilight funnies, so here they are:

Buffy vs. Edward

New Moon Action Figure re-enactment (it's spoilery if you haven't read the book/seen the movie)

How Twilight Should Have Ended

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