Thursday, June 28, 2012


My next book:

15980 / 55000 words. 29% done!

There will be vampires.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Upcoming Library Reads

Here are a few of the books I'll be reading this and next week:

I am so excited for this one. I love this series!

I was pretty impressed with Cryer's Cross, so I'm hoping McMann delivers on this one as well.

I haven't had much luck with new releases in recent times, but my fingers are always crossed.

I just finished Grave Mercy and I loved it. It reminded me of one of my mom's old historical romances, but in the best possible way and without the cheesy bodice-ripping. Actually, if I had a complaint, I would wish for more romance (not necessarily the bodice-ripping kind). I know a lot of readers don't care for romance, but I can't get enough if it's done well.

I am currently working on my next writing project (always am, actually). Unfortunately, I'm the kind of writer that requires a lot (a lot) of time and a lot (a lot) of rewrites. I worked on Unchanged for years before I finally got it right. On the bright side, most of my other projects have also been years in the making, so hopefully it won't take long to get them right now!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Fuseli, The Nightmare

I really have to stop reading certain books before bed. I'm not prone to nightmares, and the book I'm currently reading isn't even scary, so it must be pregnancy hormones or something. I dreamed a mystery sort of dream, complete with a house where there might be something incriminating under the floorboards, and a creepy pale-haired old woman who lived in the basement. Okay, so that doesn't sound exactly nightmarish, but you know how things seem different in the middle of the night. Later, I dreamed of my book in print, but there was a major typo. Noooooooooo!!!!! Ahem. I'm rather glad I'm getting my dreams back though, because for a while they were GONE. That was upsetting, since my dreams have always been a major source of inspiration for me, both in art and writing.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Unlike my husband, I love traveling by plane. I love going to the airport, dropping my bag at curbside check-in, and passing about a million Hudson News stores until I find my gate. Of course, since I normally fly in the morning, I have to stop by Cinnabon and whatever coffee shop is available (Starbucks or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) to get my breakfast. Cinnabon, more than anything, makes flying so worthwhile, even though you can get it at the mall, too.

My airport is somewhat different from other airports, in my experience. For one, it's practically a mall in its own right. There are tons of [expensive] stores and food places, multiplied throughout the terminals. And there are slot machines everywhere. Seriously, in every terminal. You can go to the airport to gamble even if you're not flying anywhere (I'm not sure what security would have to say about that, however).

Anyway, tomorrow I'm flying with my mom, son, and brother to go visit my grandma in Texas. The low point of this trip, I'm sure, will be trying to keep my son occupied during the flight, because he's young enough that he still sits on my lap the whole time but old enough to want to run around and do stuff. And annoy the person sitting next to me, I'm sure. We'll be gone almost a week, doing all the fun things my grandma has planned. And eating tons of junk food, of course. I can't wait!