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Friday, January 16, 2009

Fantastic Friday!

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.


Jill Wheeler said...

Your new idea sounds fantastic. What little picture?

Sara Raasch said...

Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it.
And it was the little picture under the "Fantastic Friday" title that starts with "Writing Rules:".

Samantha said...

OOOH! Good luck on your full!

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