Thursday, July 30, 2009

How I Fund the Local Library

$33 and something cents. That's how much of a fine I have on my library card thanks to my darling little sister. Grrrrrrr.

In other news, I went to the orthodontist today and they made impressions of my lovely teeth. The top set went just fine, but the bottom set decided to get stuck. There was a minute during which I was sure I was going to be walking around with teeth-impression putty stuck in my mouth for all eternity.

Dental Technician: It never gets stuck. *pulls harder* Sometimes it just needs a little coercion. *pulls even harder* We'll get it off. *starts to sound panicked* Really, these things never get stuck!

No worries, though! It did eventually come loose.

I'm really feeling for the Americans right now - those who have to pay for all their own medical bills anyway. This twenty minute appointment cost $300!! (Luckily, I ain't the one paying for it. ^_^)

On that note, I reeeeally need a job, because this whole make-a-million-on-a-best-selling-book-within-the-next-month thing isn't working out as well as I'd hoped. So I'm going to be productive and go stare at my resumé until it magically looks good.

Friday, July 24, 2009



I literally, just this instant, realized I have overdue library books. Or, more accurately, my darling little sister does. But it's on my card, because she doesn't have one, so it's really all the same. BUGGER! I swear, I single-handedly provide funding with my fines.

Deep breath. I'm okay.

In other news, roofers are wanna-be murderers. I was staying with my aunt this week and she was getting her roof redone. After waking me up at 7 in the morning by demolishing the roof above my head (or so it sounded like) these roofers proceeded to hurl shingles and chunks of metal down on anyone who dared to venture out of the house. We had to sneak out the backdoor and around the side of the house to avoid brain damage. *cowers*

My WIP is now over 200K. Yep. That's right. Any and all future agents who might've been interested are now running away from me as fast as they can. That's okay though. I'm going to do major editing before I start querying. *revs up chainsaw*

Well, before I do that - editing, I mean - I suppose I should really finish the book.

Speaking of querying, though, I have a semi-decent summary for my Untitled YA (needatitleneedatitleneedaTITLE). Now I just have to weave some subtle, personalized flattery in and I'll be set. Yay!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


OMG! I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet.

TWFT = Teens Writing For Teens

We have a blog, we have a Facebook group, and maybe Twitter. (can't remember)

Anyways, I posted an article on the twiftie blog back on Thursday, so it's a bit down the page now, but it's here. With all the other awesome twiftie posts.

Okay. That's all. I just realized I hadn't mentioned that yet.