It’s Not Sunday But…
My goal was to update my blog every Sunday, but I’ve been a little off schedule since the holidays and with working on G&G3.
So, even though today isn’t Sunday, I’m going to post a short update today with the goal of a real post next weekend. (Any topics? I ALWAYS need blog topics. I’m happy to blather on about anything, but have trouble coming up with specific ideas. What do YOU want to hear about, if anything?)
Random G&G stuff:
–Portuguese rights sold last week for G&G and QOTD. Did a little digging and I believe it’s a Brazilian company that bought the rights, which means the books will be available in Brazil (probably not Portugal) as a few people were asking.
–Paperback for G&G comes out on May 10. And I *think* there will be a chapter or two of QOTD in the back! So excited about that!!!
–On February 19, I’ll be attending the Children’s Literature Breakfast at the Abbington in Glen Ellyn, IL, sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop. Hoping for a chance to meet “Weird Al!”
–And I’m also super excited to be at the Teen Book Convention in Houston on April 9. It’ll be a reunion with Kristen Tracy and Brent Crawford, two of my tour buddies from last summer. I’m so happy to be seeing them again!
–Working on finishing up G&G3. When I’m done and the book is turned in, I’ll be:
a) a little more coherent and capable of carrying on a conversation without breaking off mid-sentence to stare into space
b) writing up a post about some of the things I’ve learned from writing this particular book. Tried something new this time and had a few conversations with other writers about it. Eager to write down some thoughts about it, but must get the book out of my brain first.
Other assorted items (which, oddly, seems to translate to television-related items):
—Supernatural returns this week. Yea! I want my Sammy back, preferably with a soul. I understand why the show needed to tear the brothers apart, but I’m looking forward to having them back.
–I’m kind of addicted to Southland. But mostly the Ben McKenzie parts. 🙂 Has anybody read Jennifer Echol’s amazing book Going Too Far? If you haven’t, you totally should. It’s SUCH a good book, I’ve read it several times. Ben McKenzie is now who I picture as John After. *fans self*
–Watching Shameless on Showtime. Holy crap. Not for the easily offended, but I love seeing how this family (particularly the kids) all pull together.
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. From the opening pages, it reminded me of the blend of technology and old-fashionedness we saw in Firefly, particularly the episode where Kaylee wears the foofy pink dress and Mal fights a duel. I think this might be considered steampunk. Not sure. This is my first venture into this territory.
–From the library…
Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller
Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff
Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn
Possessions by Nancy Holder
Good Behavior (a memoir) by Nathan L. Henry
Looking forward to reading them all…when G&G3 is done! 🙂