Friday, June 21, 2013

The Summer of Staying Focused (or Thinking Positive): A Friday Five

   Three weeks into summer vacation and I'm not complaining yet about being unproductive - a record! Several projects have been keeping me busy:
  • Bookhounds is hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop from July 2-9. I love Bookhounds because 1) they review many great books; and 2) the description under their blog title reads 'Books, Gardens, & Dogs, three of my favorite things. There is still time to sign up if you want to participate. 
  • Submitted an essay for an anthology. Fingers crossed!
  • Read the funniest essay this week by YA author Libba Bray on her woes of crafting a manuscript. It's long but worth it in advice and chuckles. 
  • I'm s-l-o-w-l-y making progress on the rough draft. Today I wrote almost 1,800 words at warp speed, but upon reading it at day's end, decided it was GARBAGE and deleted almost half. Maybe tomorrow...
  • Happy Summer Solstice! Why not celebrate with a just-released copy of Solstice by YA author P.J. Hoover
    Have a great weekend!


  1. These are great. Good luck with the anthology, and the first draft! :)

  2. Good luck with your submission. I'm working on one too. (Okay, so that sounded funny: on 1 2...)

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