Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The fantastical journey!!

So lately I've been writing and critting my BUTT off (I wish that was a formidable way to drop the lbs) - but, I finally sat down and read a few new books over the last few days. I've been waiting and waiting for Christine Feehans "Dark Prince" to pop up in a second hand book store, because God forbid they have them in the regular bookstores. I guess they've been out of print for a long time. I got lucky this last week and it was there - WOOHOOO!!!!

And to say the least, I was not disappointed. It was a fantastical read with paranormal creatures, action, good love story and mystery bleeding out of every page. Just a really, really great read.

Then my crit buddy Tiffany on Crit Circle asked me to look over her first five chapters of "Keeper." Sure why not? I'm always looking for something good to read. Okay - really - this was FAN-FREAKEN-TASTIC... I blew through thirty-five chapters (or so) in three days. My crit probably blew, (right Tiff?) but I just couldn't stop. It was just 'blow me away' incredible.

So now - what next? I cried a few ridiculous tears that the "Keeper" journey was over, but now that I've stopped acting ridiculous (not really) I'm onto the last novel in Rachel Mead's Vampire Academy - it reminds me of Tiff's novel - and honestly - I cannot wait to start reading it.

SO - what are you reading right now? What's holding your attention, causing you to lose sleep at night, making you daydream on the way to work - has you wishing you had a sugar daddy so you could just read your butt off everyday? Share with me - I want to know...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dallas Writers Convention!

So I have a few weeks before I'm taking a trip up the road to Dallas for a writers convention. I have a pitch session scheduled with an agent and am still trying to decide whether to pitch Soul Keeper or Howl at the Moon. I'm going to spend tomorrow getting Howl at the Moon in better shape - nice day of editing!

I'm stoked though. It's supposed to be a good time of classes and mingling, with a late night party and a smores/bonfire event. Should be interesting to say the least. There are quite a few classes on YA - so I am signed up and ready to go.

Now I just have to rehearse my pitch over and over - guess I need to choose the novel first, eh?

Hope everyone is staying warm and if you aren't signed up to go to a convention - consider signing up!!