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!


  1. Haha. yes. Editing would probably be good. An ending would be good to. I like endings. :D

    Actually, not so much. The sadden me. :(

    Anyways. I ALWAYS have overdue library books. I should look into that... I mean, maybe its some scam since I am there every week and yet still manage to get fined for overdue books...

  2. Wait...please tell me your YA book isn't 200,000 words!!! I'm still thinking 50,000 seems like a lot to hold the attention of today's teen reader.

  3. When I was 13 I had over 6 books overdue. I took them on holiday and lost them all. I didnt dare venture into the libray until a few months ago, I was finally ready to see my bill but the libarian told me my account was competely wiped out and I needed to make a new one because I was 17. Talk about getting lucky!

  4. O.O I have COMMENTS?!

    Stephanie - Ummm. *sheepish grin* I'll fix it, I'll fix it!

    But I don't think 50K is even close to too long for teen readers. My finished MS is 54K and I can read it front to back in about 4 hours. Some of the HP books are over 200K - and yes, those are looong books, but plenty of teens read and loved them. For teens who read regularly - who ENJOY reading - I think 50K is a tidbit. :)