Wow, it's been a while, hasn't it? I can't lie--life is still running a bit hectic around our household. The day job has gotten almost out of hand, it's so crazy-demanding. Sometimes I wonder how people with equally or more time-consuming, stressful jobs actually find time to write. Don't get me wrong; I love my job. Really. It's fun, interesting, and there's never a dull moment to be had. But it's physically and mentally draining, especially when you're nearly 5 months pregnant.
But enough of that. I really didn't have anything planned for today. Well. I haven't had anything planned for a while, which you're all quite aware of, I am certain. Writing is slow for me. I've gone back to my first love: historical (adult) romance. Not to say I won't eventually go back to YA, but for now I've gotta do what's best for me as a writer. And that's to write for me and me alone and quit worrying about this enormous publishing industry. The very idea of it has almost totally taken the fun out of the art for me.
And, yes, I'm well aware that was one too many "me's". Somewhere across the bridge, my CP is on the verge of conniptions.
So, here's what made me get off my keister, march on over to the keyboard (with a cup of coffee, mind, because I can't very well write without it--at least not this early in the morning), and kick up a new blog entry:
1. To let y'all know that I'm expecting a baby boy next March. (Yay!) This will be my first, and though my husband is skeptical because of his own dreams of a football star, I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that our little prince will be the next President of the United States or knighted by the (future) King of England or both. Wouldn't that be awesome?!
|Jacob's (Jake's) Coming Home Outfit|
Ahem... Moving on...
2. Evanescence's new album is incredible. Beyond incredible, it's phenomenal and smart and, oh my goodness, the guitars and vocals are so amazing you'll swear you're listening to Eddie Van Halen rocking alongside the Heavenly Hosts. It's totally got me in a Gothic mood (great for Halloween!), which leads me to... (after the picture, of course... wait for it...)
3. I am giving away an autographed copy of Barry Lyga's current release Goth Girl Rising. If you missed out on my last post, Barry Lyga is a comic book guru/young adult novelist extraordinaire who writes real, raw stories for teens and adults alike. After reading Boy Toy, he made a lifetime fan out of me and the CP, and that's a pretty big feat these days. Not too many people wow us anymore, but this guy... he puts the awe in awesome. And he was cool and kind enough to send me a book for YOU, dear reader, to win.
|Yes, this is the actual book. Woo hoo!|
All right, so, yeah! Autographed copy. Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga. How do you win it? Easy! Just leave a comment about your current WIP (what are you writing? how's it going?) --or-- what you're going as (or, perhaps, wish you were going as...) for Halloween --or-- both! Include your email address, and I'll pick a random blogger on Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 10:00 PM CST to win the brand new paperback pictured above.
Good luck, readers! And thanks for sticking with me.
Peace, Love, and Junior Mints (and cute itty bitty baby booties!),