Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

I am highly suggestible. Which is why websites like Goodreads are bad for me. Anyway, I pre-ordered Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson from Books of Wonder, well, because Maureen said to. It will be signed and include stuff. So why not?!

In an email from Books of Wonder today, I discovered they have posted the first 78 pages of the book. Score! Already, I'm enjoying it. You can too, here.

Here's what I was thinking about, though. When I was younger, I read the hell out of scary books. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (here) was a favorite of mine. I read Christopher Pike and RL Stine. As I got older, I steered away from the ghosty stories, but I still enjoy them. I'm going into Name of the Star thinking it's a ghosty type story. So I hope to not be disappointed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crafty Feature

It used to be that I only blogged about my life. Which was really pretty boring. Then I tried to be a crafty blogger. That didn't last long either. Now I just (barely) blog about writing. BUT, I have my Etsy shop and try to be crafty as much as I can.

**shameless plug** VISIT MY ETSY SHOP HERE...PLEASE?

Anyway, Kitty bought one of my notepad kits and featured a nice tutorial on her blog, here. Please do check it out. She looks to be a lot more crafty than me. Plus, she's in law school and still has time to blog about her craftiness. So what's my excuse?!

Since I don't know how to link to a download, comment on this post if you'd like to receive a template to print your own notepads!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I am the Champion

This new interface has me a little freaked out. I didn't use Blogger enough to have the hang of it before. This is totally intimidating.But that's not why I'm posting.

I have big news. HUGE NEWS. I finished a draft. I don't want to call it a first draft because it's technically not. Maybe the first draft of this version? But I'm looking forward to editing, which seems crazy. Especially since I've got a lot of changes to make.

I've already decided, though, that I'm going to let it sit for a little while before I start edits. I need to take a break from it. For a few days anyway. Somebody needs to tell me how to upload it to my Kindle, though. I can do that, right?

In the meantime, I've got a few ideas floating around. I've got a few plot points written down, but I'm more of a pantser when it comes to outlines. When I get a little more into the story, I tend to write a few more details as I go. Wish me luck.Happy writing!