I’m off for another round of confusion at IKEA this morning, wish me luck! I was up until the wee hours of the morn working on my cabinet configuration and then the boy decided to run screaming into our bedroom at 5, claiming he was being chased by seven- headed monsters. In other words, my brain is mush, enjoy these links:
The awesometastic Amanda Hocking interviewed me for her blog. Check out the interview, where I divulge embarrassing information like what instruments I played in band. One of them rhymes with Globe Ho. Uh, kinda.
If you all liked the cover of Glimpse, you’ll really like my sister’s portrait work. Her Mark Twain is the coolest. Mark Twain means a lot to me because I’m from Missouri and also because there was this super rad dude when I was growing up that used to dress up like Mark Twain and hang out at the grocery store by my house. So, he reminds me of rivers and groceries, two of my favorite things.
On her blog this morning, Zoe Winters asks: When Stephenie Meyer isn’t rolling around in her big piles of money, does she care that some people don’t think she’s a good writer? Okay, the post is about way more than that- how much attention should writer’s pay to public opinion of themselves versus their writing?
Enjoy the links, there should be enough excitement there to get you through a coffee break or two.
Happy Monday-I hope it’s actually Summer where you are, because here in Oregon it is still early March. The sun comes out for a minute or two every couple of hours. Usually I love the rain and the cloudy skies, but I think it’s contributing to my overall funk today. I’ve spent the morning doing necessary things like laundry and transcribing medical reports. Hopefully with those tasks completed, I’ll buck up. I did finally get around to watching the season finale of Vampire Diaries. Woo hoo! Gotta say, this is one instance where the tv show is better than the books. (Not that I didn’t plow through the books once upon a time.)
Very productive writing night yesterday. All the characters are going in the right direction now. It’s all because of Claire. I need to use her more often to liven up things and move everyone along. Even though Zellie is pretty awesome for a main character, she can be a bit of a worrier. Claire helps her put things in perspective, often in a humourous and pervy way. Having your BFF be a smart, loud mouth, slut is always good in my opinion.:) (Are you taking notes, Sarah? Ha!) After I pick up the kids and clean up the playroom this afternoon, I think I’ll be able to squeeze in writing time before play practice tonight.
So, play practice…King Midas, what can I say? It either goes really well or no one shows up. The entire cast is only able to practice together one day a week. We have yet to run through the Spanish version of the show. We’ll get to that this week. Cross your fingers it is not a total disaster! Tonight I’m going to concentrate on getting Bacchus in shape-before you get ahead of yourselves thinking about a manly God of wine-my Bacchus is a 12-year-old math genius. He cracks me up, but needs a lot of direction. For instance, he often forgets to face the audience, as in says his lines completely turned around facing the back of the stage. He’ll get it, he’s a smart kid. Let’s just hope he doesn’t choke in front of an audience!
I had to take the paperback of Glimpse down for a couple of days. It needed a copyright page. Yes, you read that right I published it without a copyright page. When another writer pointed that out to me I thought, if someone wants to go to the trouble of scanning it and putting it on the internet, whatever, but then I got paranoid and added one in. It was something I overlooked-I thought that CreateSpace would automatically put one in for some reason because I had to fill out all of the information. Now it’s done and I can rest easy. If you have a copy without a copyright page, good for you! It’s now a “special” edition. LOL
Okay, I’m rambling. Gonna go catch up on some more tv and fold pants.
I put it back in. They said it made the beginning slow, but c’mon, it’s drunken karaoke! In all seriousness, I’d excised 5 whole pages from the beginning so I don’t think adding 2 back in is gonna kill the flow. I also added back in two paragraphs from the first chapter that show the first interaction between Zellie and Avery. I know the book is about Zellie, but in Glimpse Avery gets a little word count too.
Not so much in Glimmer…
I also worked on that baby today in between the kids not napping, the hubby fighting with Verizon about our always craptastic internet service, and trading e-mails with a bilingual musical theatre camp director that I’m trying to convince to audition for the children’s show I’m directing this summer. I managed to add 2 more pages, but would’ve gone for 10. Which begs the question, why the hell am I sitting here writing to myself when I should be writing that?