Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday, Monday


Can't trust that day. Monday, Monday. Sometimes it just turns out that way.

Amen, Denny, John, Michelle, & Cass (that's The Mamas and The Papas for those of you not paying attention). This day began crazy for me. Little Man didn't sleep worth a flip. Which meant Momma lost major amounts of sleep.  Which meant Momma did not write as she should have.  Which mean Momma went to work in a poo-poo mood.

Totally not a good thing for a Monday morning when you work at a courthouse and the first two handfuls of people who walk in are tattooed criminals with bench warrants who need to be added to the docket.

Boy, that was a mouthful, wasn't it?

The day started looking up, however, when...

One of our young summer workers--the same talented person who created the very first fan art for my WIP, Displacement--gave me this:

Hogwarts, Slytherin House Beaded Cuff

Made it over the weekend while watching her BF play video games.  I know, right?  If I even attempted something this complex, I'd end up with a big plop of colorful nothing.

Then, I snuck in a little writing. Shhh! Don't tell anyone! I'm about to begin Chapter 6 and am totally excited. These characters have already burrowed into my every waking thought, a truth as scary as it is wonderfully delicious. Dontcha just love it when the voices in your head have nice, snappy dialogue? Me, too!

At lunch, I headed next door to the library to check out this book:


And also ended up with this book:


Which I've decided to read first just because I like the dog on the cover.  Valid reason, right?  Plus, it features a Barry Lyga gush on the back--"Paul Griffin takes risks other authors never even contemplate.  Stay With Me is beautiful and horrifying and bittersweet in the best way possible."--and since I love, love Barry (see my review of Boy Toy here), I figured, "Why not?"

How was your Monday, Monday?  Do anything or read anything interesting?

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,
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6 comments

Andrew Leon said...

Don't make the dialogue too snappy. I know, right? But I'm reading this book right now and the dialogue is actually just too "clever." It's distracting. It's something I never thought I would say, but, as I read, all I can think is "no one talks that way -all- the -time-."
Anyway...

You should get your library to order my book :P
Especially since it takes place in Shreveport.
Which library are you talking about, btw? Shreveport or Bossier? The Shreveport downtown library is actually in the book for a brief moment.

Alyssia Kirkhart said...

I'll behave, I promise. And it's the Bossier Parish Main on Benton Road, directly next door to where I work. Are you speaking of the gorgeous Shreveport Memorial library downtown? Our critique group used to meet there! :)

Alyssia Kirkhart said...

BTB--I know exactly what you mean about reading dialogue that's too forced. Doesn't matter if it's clever, either. I try--TRY--to hear the conversation in my head, just as I try--TRY--to see a movie reel going, going, going as I write.

Sometimes it's easier said than done.

Oh! And I will CERTAINLY ask our library next door to order your book! They're great, so I'm certain it'll be on the shelf within a week or so after I request it. ;)

Andrew Leon said...

Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about. But it's nowhere near as beautiful as the original library. That building is still there being used for something else, now, but the library got bigger than it.

Andrew Leon said...

Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about. But it's nowhere near as beautiful as the original library. That building is still there being used for something else, now, but the library got bigger than it.

Bonnie Rae said...

Nothing super exciting on my Monday. Just finishing up line edits over here.

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