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Friday, January 16, 2009
Down to the wire. Again. Alas, me and my busy-ness...
Fantastic Thing-that-happened-in-the-previous-week #1) I became a Barnes and Noble member! It's been a long time coming. But my "new school" is right next to a B&N, so I shall be there more than I need to be, and figured I may as well get discounts for it. So yay, discounts!
Thing #2) When I became a B&N member, I also bought three new books! Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn, and Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner. So expect reviews coming shortly. I'm a small bit through Graceling right now, and so far it's holding steady at a Level 4. But all books, in the beginning, hold at that level (or tend to. Some just go straight for Level 1 and never look back).
Thing #3) Stream Pirates is so close to being done I can see the little banner waving over the finish line. I'm nearing the 55,000 word mark as we speak, with an ultimate goal of the 62-65,000 range. Yay progress!
Thing #4) My other full request made it safe and sound to the Big Apple. After hearing one of my writer-friend's horror stories about how her manuscript got delivered to the agent's neighbor and the neighbor had it for quite a few days, which spurred the agent to email said writer asking if writer was going to send it, I got one of those fancy-shmancy package trackers. Technology.
Thing #5) My first class was canceled Thursday. Thus I could sleep in/go in late/not feel like my entire day was lost in the soul-sucking vortex of school.
Thing #6) I have a new story idea. And it will be great fun. A post-apocalyptic YA adventure set in the last civilized area, a small spattering of islands in the Pacific (most likely the Pacific). Snippet: twins, betrayal, execution, mind-control, "destiny," and warehouses. Possibly blue lanterns.
Thing #7) Crusoe came on again! After a very very very long hiatus for who knows what reason, they had an episode last Saturday and will have another tomorrow at 8 on NBC. I love that man. L-O-V-E him. In my head, he plays the male lead in Stream Pirates. And my husband. Sometimes both roles at once.
PS: How badly does my little picture bug you? I must fix it. I must. Grr.