Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's Up Wednesday

So here's how this goes: I will tell you what's up with me this muggy Houston Wednesday morning. Then you comment and tell me something that's up with you.
Got it? Good.

  • I am writing up a storm on THE SWEET DEAD LIFE 2, because Editor Dan wants to see act 1 by the first week in January. Which is very soon. 
  • Did a gift wrapping fund raiser at a local mall yesterday from 1-6, which is a long stint of wrapping other people's gifts in a way that makes them feel that paying money for this service was worth it. Full disclosure: I am a mediocre wrapper who normally relies on the wonderful invention called gift bags. So I had to UP MY GAME. But I love doing this because PEOPLE TELL ME WEIRD STUFF. Like this exchange:
Me: It will be done in about 10-15 minutes. We're backed up right now.
Middle Aged Man Who Does Not Know that I am a MIDLIST AUTHOR WHO BLOGS: Do you know the movie A Christmas Story?
Me: Yeah!
Man: You know the leg lamp?
Me: Yeah! Love the leg lamp.
Man: Do you think the mall has one? My adult son would love it.
Me: No, but you could get it on line.
Man: Do you know how good I am on line?
Me: Um... no.
Man: I'm terrible. Don't you think the mall has one?
Me: No. You could Google it though.

And on like that. I LOVE moments like this. 
  • Finishing up HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by the amazing Natalie Staniford. It is brilliant and moving and I adore it.
  • Also, I am getting ready to go to Portland, OR  on January 11th, where I will be the guest author for Book Fan Friday at Powell's and then on Saturday, January 12th, authors Emily Whitman and Ruth Feldman and I will discuss time travel in our recent novels at Annie Blooms Bookstore.  ANASTASIA FOREVER does have a distinct time travel component where Anne and Ethan end up in Ethan's past, among other things. And so our Time Travel Troika will be discussing and reading and doing q/a and giving out prizes. If you live in or near Portland, OR, I'd love to see you!!
So what's up with you? Let me know!


Breana M. said...

I’m getting some last minute reading in before Christmas—starting with The Diviners. :)

Cari said...

Sounds like gift wrapping was fun! I now need that lamp! Did you hear we are getting a cold front tomorrow? Something good oh I know I finished The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and it was amazing!

Joy Preble said...