Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Seventh "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. Count me in!

As a YA writer I was thrilled to see that the Guide to Literary Agents Blog is focusing on YA in their seventh "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. I'm getting ready to send off my entry tonight. What about the rest of you YA writers out there? If you haven't heard of it before click here for the details. It's a great (and free) opportunity to have your work read by an agent (Tamar Rydzinski from The Laura Dail Literary Agency) and the chance to win some great prizes. Did I mention you only have to submit 150-200 words and a one sentence pitch? How easy is that?

A big thank you to Tamar for taking the time to judge this one and to Guide to Literary Agents for hosting. Best of luck to all of you who are taking part in this one!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Book Birthday to Crescendo!

Wishing an extra special book birthday to Becca Fitzpatrick
on the release of CRESCENDO today!
Go pick up a copy if you haven't read it yet.
It's a heart racing, twist-turny, sexy, dangerous ride you can't miss.

Since we (my sister, Jenn, and I) can't be with Becca to celebrate (lucky Becca is on her way to to the UK to tour for the next few weeks!) here's my little tribute to the big day. If you follow us at Fallenarchangel you may recognize this picture since we used it for a bday slideshow we made for Becca's birthday. Nothing wrong with a little recycling! haha

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Veronica Mars, revisions, my epic fail, and why today rocks

Since I like to end on a good note let's start with my epic fail.

This blog.

I went from posting several times a week to about once or twice a month. Yikes. Total fail on my part. So a big thank you to those of you have stuck with me and kept reading the few posts I've made lately and especially those of you who have commented. Clearly, I need to get back on track and get posting again. Stick with me!

*rubs hands together* Now for the good stuff.
What the hell took me so long to watch Veronica Mars?
I've heard awesome things about VM for years but it wasn't until an agent made a remark that was about my MC having a Veronica Mars vibe that I finally got with it and started watching. I'm about 7 episodes in (and trying not to weep at the fact that it was ever cancelled) madly in love with Veronica and the show in general. Not only am I having a blast watching it, but I've had all kinds of ideas to improve my WIP. I've woven more mystery into the plot and focused on maintaining that smart and tough, yet relatable vibe my MC had in the beginning. (How dare she go soft on me in the middle like that?)

Geez, if I'd known a TV show could provide that much inspiration and breakthrough I would've watched it along time ago. Better late than never. So glad I'm on top of the pure genius that is The Vampire Diaries TV show. Speaking of Vampire Diaries--if you haven't got yourself a copy of the soundtrack that came out today, go NOW. It's fantastic! I'm plan on listening to it while I work on revisions today.

And a very big Happy Book Birthday to BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the kick-ass sequel to BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy and it's amazing. Ethan Wate is one of my all time favorite characters. Ever.