1. The Links page no longer shows URLs, but rather people’s names and then their site/blog title. Even though I also shrunk the font, I think this is much more readable.
  2. Amazon decided to not let people put Kindle books in their aStores anymore (if you don’t know what an aStore is, don’t worry about it) so I had to create an Author page instead. Don’t get me wrong: I’m very excited about my shiny new Amazon Author page! BUT. It’s not as attractive or easy to manage as the aStore was. Supposedly they are still working to populate all my “books,” but for now the bibliography is unfortunately incomplete.
  3. The buttons at the top of this site (just under the masthead) have changed to reflect #2.
  4. “The Eraser” has sold a couple copies! I’m still not sure how to market it (9 yr old protagonist, not a happy ending, but not a sad/scary story either…) but I’m glad people are reading it.
  5. I want this woman’s life! Okay, maybe just her 3-BOOK DEAL WITH HARPERTEEN. But, you know, details.
  6. I’m not really kidding. I want a 3-book deal.
  7. I put up the next set of episodes of Twenty-Somewhere. This means I only have 1 more set left. This means I must write new episodes!
  8. Word Count – Aug 18, 2009:

    Or somewhere thereabouts. It’s late, and I’m too tired to type up what I wrote today. But I am getting better at estimating the word count from my handwritten pages. And I finished a journal! I LOVE the feeling of using up one journal and starting the next. My new one has a cute cream-colored puppy on the cover, with the words, “Knuddel mich…” We’re guessing that means “Cuddle me”? (And no, not all my journals look like they belong to a 12-year-old girl.)

Like this:



Still easing in to this thing called life


Better acquainted with midnight


  1. Your desire for a 3 book deal with HarperTeen leads me to wonder if the book you are writing now is YA. Is that the kind of author you see yourself as? YA? I’m a little surprised. I haven’t gotten that from your comments about writing thus far.
    .-= • Recent post by Sonja: Plausible deniability =-.

  2. I definitely see myself as a YA author right now. That’s part of what I was dancing around in “All I care about is telling a good story”. For so long I thought I would be a literary author, but I was forcing myself into a hole I didn’t fit. I think I can write that stuff, and I certainly enjoy reading it, but I don’t think it’s where my passions, strengths, or goals naturally lead me. So yes, it comes as a big change, but really, it’s just me waking up to the obvious. (And of course, many people around me, like Andy and my parents, were just like, “DUH!” when I told them about my revelation. :P)

  3. aw, your little author page is so friendly and nice! :D

  4. Haha, thanks!

  5. Aisha

    Hehe your gravitation towards YA doesn’t surprise me either, I hope it works out for you.

  6. Thanks! Me too, haha. ;P

  7. Congrats on the 10k.
    .-= • Recent post by Eric: Yeah, That’s You, Yeah =-.

  8. Thanks! At your pace, you’re probably past it too, right? Sadly I need to do about 3k a day for the rest of August to meet the NaNoWriMo challenge…

  9. 3 Book deal can be the devil in disguise. I know someone who had a two book deal. First one big success but after the second book was finished her publisher turned it down. Thankfully they let her keep her advance to write something else and she isnt giving up on the second book, it wasnt that it was bad just not what that particular publisher typically markets. It could have been really bad if she had to return her advance though, specially if that is the money your living off.
    .-= • Recent post by Lauren: The Culture Vampire =-.

  10. Mm, tough break for your friend. That said, I’d rather be in her position right now than mine (toiling in anonymity, as Eric put it)? :P

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