Saturday, November 5, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (45)

In My Mailbox is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. :)

It's that time of year, my friends, when the leaves change colour and thousands of people flock to the NaNoWriMo website to attempt to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I think this is my 5th year doing it. Out of those previous 4 years, I've only finished twice, my first year and last year. I kind of feel like a jerk, too, cause my book from last year is about 10 to 20k words away from being finished. I really want to finish it, too. It's creepy. This year, I'm working on a contemporary YA book idea and I've got it plotted out in terms of scenes instead of chapters. That's just how it happened. Every book is different.

In terms of reviews and the blog, nothing will change. Books will be read, reviews will be posted. I just have to squeeze in a few hours of writing every day. :) Wish me luck. I want to finish the whole first draft this month. If I don't, what happened last year is liable to happen again.

Also, yeah, I got one book this week. I really wanted to go to Jeyn Roberts' book launch fun party signing on Thursday, but I've had some sudden and sharp pain in my formerly broken ankle. I'd rather take it easy and see what my doc has to say on Monday than risk it. Since Jeyn lives in Vancouver, I imagine I'll have another chance to meet her. And I want to get her book because I read the e-galley and was really creeped out. ;) I also wanted to go see Tara Kelly at one of her Seattle signings. Stupid gas prices.

If you have one or two of Tara's Amplified guitar picks (it's swag her agent sent her, I think) and are willing to mail them to me (I'm sure you can just envelope them), then you could be the proud owner of the YA Saves shirt I got from Maureen Johnson. :)

Borrowed from the library:
Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

To review: Fateful, Beautiful ChaosLegend, Shattered Souls, On a Dark Wing, Unraveling Isobel, A Million Suns, Born Wicked, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, and The Fine Art of Truth or Dare. Anything else you guys want me to review? I read So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti this past week, it was pretty good.

EDIT: I had to go out on Sunday for some things, like books, and so I bought the only John Green book they had (that was obvious on the shelves, I'm kind of shy & neurotic & don't want to bother people so I didn't ask if they had any other books in the back). :)

People, I'll see you on Monday (when a review goes up). ;)


  1. Awww, I hope your ankle feels better. Also, I hope someone has a guitar pick for you! I would totally send you one if I had one.

  2. Ahh! I can't wait for your review of Born Wicked! It sounds so amazing.

    I'm sure you will get another chance to meet Jeyn Roberts. I was wishing she'd come to Toronto! I am in the middle of Dark Inside and it is sooo well written!

    Old follower with a new blog =)
    Chels @

  3. Ooh that cover for Undercurrent is gorgeous :)

    Wow, that's a lot of books to review!

    Best of luck with the writing! :)

    Michele | IMM

  4. BTW, I couldn't believe I actually hadn't clicked "Follow" over on your GFC.. lol.. We follow people on Twitter & check out their blogs but not always realize we haven't actually followed!

  5. Good luck for your November writing! I hope your ankle is ok and that you enjoy Undercurrent.

    Check out my IMM here.

    Emma @ LostinaYAbook

  6. Undercurrent sounds really neat! Nice haul!

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