Monday, November 17, 2014

Misc. Musings: Updates, Twists, Winners & More

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Last week, my writing time was divided between working on my YA realistic fiction and critiquing the submissions for the U-WI Writing Festival I'm participating in this week.I really enjoy these events, because I get to meet teens who not only love to read, but are aspiring authors. Each submission I received showed great imagination and I'm looking forward to meeting the teen writers.

As for my work-in-progress... I'm close, very close, to finishing the first draft. My goal is to have it done before I receive the first round of edits for ENTWINED, which I've been told are coming. (If my wonderful editor happens to read this, feel free to take an extra day or five. I won't tell.)

Find me:
I put a paranormal twist on research in the blog post I did for Uncommon YA. You can check it out here.

In other news:
Congratulations to Michelle W, Lisa V, and Betsy D, winners at my stop in the Books I'm Grateful I Read Giveaway! Didn't win? Watch my sidebar for announcement of future giveaways.

Next week I'll be figuring out Thanksgiving dinner. This is my favorite holiday. Of course, there will be turkey and stuffing and yams and a yummy dessert that will include way too many calories.


How's your month going? Are you participating in NaNo? Cooking Thanksgiving dinner?


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  1. Hope you get that draft done before the edits roll in!

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    1. I'm super close. I hope to know out another chapter tonight.

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  2. My mil cooks Thanksgiving dinner, but I bring some stuff along. This year I'm doing macaroni and cheese(it's special- it has bacon and red peppers in it!) and snickers caramel apple salad. So. Good. Best wishes on finishing your first draft!

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  3. Great work managing your time for different items you want to address.

    I hope the holidays are filled with plenty f food, calories and fun fodder for a new character ready to have their story told.

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    1. Hi Angela. =) Hope you have lots of great food this holiday, too!

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  4. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!! Now I'm hungry LOL

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    1. When I finished typing this post, I started my shopping list for Thanksgiving, because I was hungry too. =) Have a wonderful holiday!

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  5. Yep, I'm doing the NaNo thing and pretty proud of how it's moving a long this year. Enjoyed your post about the YA readers, I didn't start reading for fun until I was clear of school. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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    1. Glad to hear NaNo is going good for you. I didn't read for pleasure as much while I was in school either. Mostly because I'm a picky reader and was kept busy with homework.

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  6. Glad you're keeping yourself busy. Writers shouldn't be idle.

    My sister-in-law doesmost of the cooking for Thanksgiving every year. All I have to bring is an apple pie.

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    1. Yum, maybe I'll add apple pie to my menu. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  7. Not NaNo-ing, but wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and best with finishing that draft!

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    1. Thanks, Mirka. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. =)

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  8. Good luck in finalizing the draft before the edits arrive. I'm just about to finish editing the ARC and just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with nothing hanging over my head. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Great timing! It's nice to go into a holiday knowing you can relax. Have a great Thanksgiving. =)

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  9. I've been juggling revision and deadlines the past few weeks too--not sure I would have made it without a lot of chocolate on hand. :-) Good luck!

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    1. I've been dipping into the chocolate too. Good luck with your revisions and deadlines.

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