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What I'm Reading:
I'm currently beta-ing and CPing, so published books will have to wait. I did break my focus for a little novella break- Camp Kiss by JK Rock. It's the prequel(kind-of) for Camp Boyfriend. Since I've been on a contemporary kick lately and love, love, love camp, this just sounds like a perfect read.
Plus, uhm, cute but slightly geeky boy (at least in the novella.) These boys might be giving my fictional dead boys a bit of work to stay closest to my heart.
What I'm Writing:
WIP is happily churning along at around 7K. I had a massive planning-outlining session the weekend before last because my outline was just a little too nebulous and I was starting to wander. I'm definitely a planner!
I'm having fun being in Em's head. She's so dramatic and very different from Phoebe (Bookishly's MC.)
What Inspires Me Right Now:
I've been on a pinterest kick lately. Dramatically Ever After has its own board where I get to be all OCD and plan some more.
What Else I've Been Up To:
BEA. This was my second year as a Power Reader, and while I stood in a LOT of lines, I also took the time to cover the whole floor (except the remnant bookseller section.) As a reader, it was great to pic up a few ARCs and books and meet fave authors and TWEEPS (translation: twitter friends)!!! As a writer, I made sure to pay attention to the industry part of the conference-- meaning, I absorbed the displays, paying attention to what was being promoted and how. I listened to bloggers and other readers in line complain about their pet peeves and gush over what they loved in recent books. I don't know when or how that information might be useful, but I filed it all in the back of my brain.
|First stop! Standing on line for Harlequin's signing. Of course, I was there for the HarlequinTeen titles!|
HarperTeen and their Epic Reads ladies had a WHEEL where you could win books or an epic t-shirt. Thanks to the luck of King Snarkles (if you don't know who Snarkles is, I'm very disappointed in you,) I actually won a *book shimmy* t-shirt!!!
|SFWA Panel with Jeri Smith-Ready!|
|I met (and fangirled) Karen Rock, one of the authors of Camp Boyfriend!!! And now I have a signed bookmark *squeee*|
Minus the books that have already been handed to coworkers or family, here's what I brought back:
Finally, I came home and ate a custard mint-chocolate chip custard blizzard from Masso's. Because life is awesome.
That was my insane week. What have you been up to lately?