Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Tenners

Wow... The Tenner's (click name for url), a blog with authors of books coming out in 2010, is giving away this awesome collection of stuff! Check it out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Busy Wednesday

Today was a fairly busy day. Had to do some marketing visits for work, went to the library, met my friend Lindsay for coffee, grocery store, bank, and Walgreens. *whew* At least it rained today! Yay! While I was at Borders I picked up another Mockingjay pin to make into a necklace. I think it turned out pretty cute! :) I can't wait to wear it tomorrow. (I know it's an awful picture. Sorry!)


On a slightly unrelated note, Glee premiers tonight on Fox. I can't tell you how excited I am! I was a huge music nerd in high school. However knowing my track record with shows, it'll probably only last one season. :(

Sorry for the short blog post... not much happened today. I think I'm off to read for a bit before Glee comes on. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whirlwind Tuesday

Today was pretty much a whirlwind for me. I went to work, had to prepare my weekly reports and have them done in an hour for a staff meeting. I found out in the staff meeting that I have to go to San Antonio for a marketing meeting on Thursday. I guess I'm excited, but now I have to figure out how to cram San Antonio into my Thursday schedule. After work I went to Recycled Reads, it's a used book store that's sponsored by the Austin Public Library, and totally cool. All hardcover books are $2, paperbacks are $1. I've founds some awesome stuff there! Last week I found Buffy and Serenity comics, today I found this:

It's a book on fairy tales! How awesome is that! It's a pretty big book, but most of the fairy tales are about 10-20 pages long, so I can easily read it while I'm reading other things. I have a problem with reading more than one book at a time. I just can't do it! I get my characters and plots so confused. I think I have ADD. ;)

Also, Michelle Zink, author of "Prophecy of the Sisters" is my new BFF. She totally talked me off the ledge, so to speak, today. I was lamenting my writing woes on Twitter and she was so sweet to help me out and give me advice. Everyone should go buy her book! I have it, but have not had the chance to read it yet. However it is next up in my queue so I should have it read this week! Maybe I can get her on to do an author interview. :)

So thanks to Michelle's kind words this afternoon, I was able to get past my writing hurdle a bit and write a few hundred words. It's just so frustrating for me because I want the book to be done and over, but it's not that simple. It's going to take work. Lots and LOTS of work to get it done, and in the end it will probably be my biggest accomplishment to date. I owe it to myself to finish this story and get it out there were others can read it as well. I just hope that when I am published (it's not an "if" for me anymore. It WILL happen!) I am able to give advice and kind words to a fellow writer in need as Michelle did with me today.

I'm excited to meet my friend Lindsy tomorrow at Borders. I had a dream last night about the Mockingjay pin they have, and I had made it into a necklace! It was so cute. After seeing it in my dream, I think I came up with a way to make it work. We shall see!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome, welcome!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! I'm sure a lot of sarcasm and hilariousness will be had in our time together. This will be both a personal and professional blog for me, we'll see how I am able to handle both ends of the spectrum. I am currently the Public Relations Director at a tutoring/SAT prep center. I have a degree in marketing, but I desperately want to go back to school to obtain my BA in English and eventually a Masters in Library Science. However, I'm also on writing the first draft of my first book, so if that takes off then the English/Library Science degrees may be nixed. Who knows what the future holds for me! Let's just say I'm scared to death. I hate not knowing and my future seems so uncertain right now. I'm just hoping that I can get this first draft churned out and edited fairly quickly so I can start sending query letters. I'll also do book reviews and author interviews from time to time, and possibly some giveaways! I know I have an ARC I'm going to give away, but I have to read it first.
We recently moved from southern Mississippi to Austin, Texas. It was a huge move for us, but I'm loving the change. I miss my family terribly, though. No kids for us yet, but my pride and joy are Daisy and Chloe, our two guinea pigs. My first "baby" Lily, passed away last Thanksgiving due to stomach complications. I miss her terribly.
I suppose that is all for now. I'm still trying to figure out blogger. If you have any pointers, suggestions, etc, please let me know!