Friday, April 30, 2010

I've been interviewed!

Hooray! I've been interviewed by the super awesome Heather Kelly!

Stop by and say hi! :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to tell you that you should check out Jackson Pearce's Sisters Red when it comes out in June.

Seriously. Check her out:

And also (one of my favorites):

How could you not want to read her books?!? Look how funny and cute she is! Plus, look at Sisters Red!:

Just sayin'.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Flashback

(What? It's totally still Friday ... for 1 and a half more hours ... and more than that where some of you live ... shut up.)

This post is inspired by Jessie Harrell's Friday Flashback post. Jessie is awesome, and you should check out her blog. :)

Anyway, Jessie posted about high school heartbreak and using it to fuel your YA writing. I thought I would share my response here.

Ah. Young love. I fell in love with a guy on an overnight orchestra trip. We just clicked, even though we'd been in orchestra together for three + years at that point. Anyway, I remember the tingly, excited feeling of cuddling with him on the bus, and desperately wanting him to kiss me (if only we had been alone!).

When we arrived back at school, I asked him what the deal was with us (did he want to "go out" with me?!?). He told me he did want to go out with me, but he had asked someone else out right before the trip. *stab* He felt he had to try it with her since he had asked her first. The hardest part was that I could see he wanted me, too (I think he even had tears in his eyes - for reals).

Oh, I was sooooo heartbroken. I couldn't even eat for a week. I remember this freshman boy from orchestra would buy me lunch and try to make me eat (I think he had a crush on me, himself). I pined for him for about a month. I remember he told me that he wasn't sure things were working out with the other girl right before prom, and that he was considering breaking up with her after prom. I later found out that was because she wasn't putting out. Well, she did put out for prom, and he didn't break up with her...she got pregnant.

I still look back on that whole thing as a dodged bomb. What if he had chosen me, and *I* had ended up pg? I met my current (only) husband less than a year later. It would have changed *everything.*

So, how about you? Did you have a high school heartbreak moment that still stays with you?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Interested in moving?

Ah. Spring Break. A whole week of not having to get up. A whole week of staying up until 2am and sleeping in until 10 or 11am.

:( Now Spring Break is over and I had to get up at 7am. Boo. I realized over Spring Break that I feel better when I follow my natural daily rhythm (the sleeping from 2am to 10am thing). I drink less coffee. I'm happier. I'm more creative. I have heard from many people who feel this way.

So why the ^&*% does the world start its day so blankety-blank early?!?

In light of my Spring Break epiphany, I plan to found a new town. I will find some land somewhere in FL, or at least on the East Coast (but no further north than North Carolina - I hate snow). This town will be called Strigifor (bonus points if you can figure out the reason for the name), and it will operate on West Coast time. So instead of school starting at 8:30am, it will start at 11:30am and end at 6:30pm. Nothing will have to open before 10am and everything will be open until midnight.

I predict a huge increase in productivity and school achievement. Who's with me?