Lazy Sunday Blog

Haven’t been on LJ for awhile because I found yet another way to change my story, which means the ‘new’ WIP is waiting again.  Not sure if it is such a good idea to keep changing it or not, but I think I am making it better.  Who knows.  Or I am just addicted to revising, which I think I may be.

Just finished Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This one needs to linger in my memory for awhile before I can read any other stories.

So, because I can’t go without reading, I’m reading a self-help. I’ll let you know if I have an epiphany on why I eat when I am not hungry.

This has been the most unproductive, lazy weekend in my recent memory.  I didn’t even turn on the computer yesterday.  My daughter is sick, so while hubby and son went to a family party yesterday, we laid on the couch all day and watched movies.

First we watched

Then we watched

And last, we watched

She ate chicken soup and saltines and Sprite while I hid chocolate from her, ate the chocolate, and the saltines, and the Sprite.  Sort of forgot about the book I’m currently reading.  Oh well, tomorrow is Monday, I’ll remember it tomorrow!

Lazy Sunday Blog

Haven’t been on LJ for awhile because I found yet another way to change my story, which means the ‘new’ WIP is waiting again.  Not sure if it is such a good idea to keep changing it or not, but I think I am making it better.  Who knows.  Or I am just addicted to revising, which I think I may be.

Just finished Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This one needs to linger in my memory for awhile before I can read any other stories.

So, because I can’t go without reading, I’m reading a self-help. I’ll let you know if I have an epiphany on why I eat when I am not hungry.

This has been the most unproductive, lazy weekend in my recent memory.  I didn’t even turn on the computer yesterday.  My daughter is sick, so while hubby and son went to a family party yesterday, we laid on the couch all day and watched movies.

First we watched

Then we watched

And last, we watched

She ate chicken soup and saltines and Sprite while I hid chocolate from her, ate the chocolate, and the saltines, and the Sprite.  Sort of forgot about the book I’m currently reading.  Oh well, tomorrow is Monday, I’ll remember it tomorrow!

SCBWI Washington!

Back from SCBWI Washington!  So fun, so inspiring, and it went so fast!  This was the first SCBWI conference for my sister   and myself.  We were overwhelmed and in awe!  We had a blast, as it was a mommy weekend and we relished in only having to take care of ourselves for a change!

I have just some random photos here.  The coolest picture is the link at the bottom from a Twitter post by Egmont USA editor Elizabeth Law @egmontgal.  She is hilarious and my sister and I loved that she had a poster of R Patt in her office!  In her picture we ended up sitting at the cool table with agents, editors, and published authors, like our supercool guide  .

I loved hearing the writing journey of everyone I met–unpublished, published, agented, unagented–everything.  A highlight for me was definitely the inspirational keynote by the genuinely kind and wonderful Jay Asher www.thirteenreasonswhy.com/.  The book store ran out of his book so they are mailing me one.  Jay was kind enough to sign bookplates for those of us without the book.  I bought many other books–don’t tell my DH–and met many other authors who were just as kind and humble as Jay.

I am super sleepy right now so this post is just a mini-scrapbook of my experience at the conference.  From left to right the pictures are: me and my sister, cards from some of the writers I met (I sooo enjoyed meeting everyone and please say ‘hi’ if you came to check out my blog!  I’ll be checking all of yours tomorrow!), my supercool bookplate signed by Jay Asher (I couldn’t get the picture to rotate), my name tag (because I am a dork and I save stuff like this), me again, with  and my sis  .  I am really ticked I don’t have anymore pictures!  I took a lot but now I realize that I did–it was just with other people’s cameras!

Me and my sisCards from writers I met

bookplate signed by Jay Ashermy nametag

Anyway, we had a blast and I can’t wait for SCBWI next year!

Don’t forget to check out this awesome picture.  I am the idiot on the end who turned to tell Tara something at the last minute.  Oops.

The cool picture:
http://twitpic.com/1eq7fo