My blogging is as scattered as my mind has been lately. So, yeah. For sure, thanks for sticking around, bloggie friends. I'm so glad you're here. So happy to see your comments, especially.
The thing is, okay, I've been working frantically in preparation for this conference I'm going to tomorrow with Smexy Shannon Messenger (San Francisco Writers Conference). It's sort of a big deal. Probably the coolest one I've been to yet. And by coolest I mean terrifying. But, at the same time, I've been trying to get some beta reading in, and you know, taking care of real life stuff, which can be such a drag but also way awesome and exhilarating, too (dude, you know you love a clean bathroom). Oh, and I'm working on a new manuscript which is by far the most kick ass story I've ever written. Like seriously, it's one of those where you go back and reread your own writing and can't believe your brain came up with that.
I'll probably come back to it after I'm finished with it and want to slice open a vein because it's so crapulous. But for now, I'm swinging high, reveling in my brilliance. Did I mention it was kick ass?
No, I'm not giving anything away. But the setting is, oh my word, so freaking awesome, you have no idea.
There are no vampires, though. Or angels. Or mermaids. Or zombies.
Dun dun dunnnnnnnn...
Okay, I'll stop now. *slaps self*
Seriously though...it's okay to love your writing. Don't be ashamed. If you're in this business, I'd like to believe it's not just for all the riches and Oprah fame, right? It's not just because there's so much glory in being an author. It's not just because it's fun to tear your hair out and sob when the rejections come in. You gotta believe that you're good at this, people--and getting better and better.
Step one: Love to write.
Step two: Love what you write.
You don't have to love it
Oh oh oh oh! I have news!!! One of my fellow Bookanistas Corrine Jackson has just sold her first book!!!!
Her YA contemp IF I LIE will be published in Fall 2012 by the Simon Pulse imprint at Simon & Schuster!
CONGRATULATIONS, CORY!!!!! So so so so happy for you!
Be sure to go see Cory and congratulate her! While you're there checking out her journey to publication, why don't you hook her up with a new bloggie friend by clicking on her follower button? You're gonna love her.
Also? Shannon and I totally get to meet her this weekend in real life along with another Bookanista Veronica Rossi (whose trilogy beginning with UNDER THE NEVER SKY will be published Winter 2012 by Harper Collins). So excited to meet them!
Happy trails and all that...
See ya on the flip side.