Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Five

This week turned out to be a surprisingly good week for me!

I entered Nathan Bransford's Guest Post Contest and my post was selected! I will be guest posting on Nathan's blog this Sunday, October 10th at 10am PT in case, you know, you want to stop by and check it out. Just sayin'!

I finally got into a groove with my current revision. I'm back at that place where I feel like I'm creating again instead of just moving words around. I love that feeling! (Although, I'm thinking of renaming my ms EVERYBODY SHRUGS because that's what everybody does in it. All the time.)

I got a Shiny New Idea for NaNoWriMo! Be my buddy! (I can't believe it's less than a month away!)

I posted the opening for our new story on Tangeld Fiction.

Today is the first day of my local SCBWI's weekend long Fall Conference! A whole weekend with people who don't think it's weird to write and read books for teens. Love it!

What about you? Anything awesome happen for you this week?


Stina Lindenblatt said...

You've got to love it when people get why you read YA. :D

Congrats on being selected to guest post on Nathan's blog. I'll try to remember to check it out.

You can't call your book EVERYBODY SHRUGS because I'm calling mine EVERYONE SHRUGS. It might be too confusing, especially if they're both YA. But then again, I could always rename mine EVERYONE ROLLS THEIR EYES. ;)

Good luck with NaNo. I'm not doing it this year (never have). This weekend I'm getting back to the first draft of my new wip. I had to take a break from it last week to finish revisions on my last project and start querying it. *rushes off to find chocolate*

Christine Fonseca said...

Thanks IS a great week! Still toying with entering Nano this year...not sure!

Meika said...

Ahh, I should rename my ms Everybody Shrugs, too. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, Everyone Grins would be more fitting.

Yay for NaNo! I'm getting excited about this year, although I haven't even started planning yet! Also, I didn't know you were in Lansing! Are you planning on stopping by any of the write-ins for NaNo?

Valerie Kemp said...

LOL! Who knew shrugging was so popular!

Christine - you should definitely do NaNo! So freeing and fun!

Meika - I'm actually about an hour from Lansing, it's just my closest NaNo area. I'm not sure if I'll get to any of the write-ins. It will probably depend on the weather and things. But hi to a fellow Michigander!

Natalie C Parker said...

I think you should retitle your ms IT'S ALL ABOUT CHASE.

Looking forward the the guest blog! Congrats!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow. That really is a great week, Valerie. The guest post on Nathan's blog is mega awesome! Have fun at the conference. :-)

Anonymous said...

Rats! Stina took EVERYONE ROLLS THEIR EYES. I guess that leaves me with EVERYONE LAUGHS.

Congrats on the guest post! I look forward to reading it with my coffee Sunday.

Rochelle @ Books Like Stars said...

Good Luck with NaNo, Val!

I'm participating this year too (again).

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Congrats on the guest blog.

Love love love your book reviews!

erica and christy said...

Well then, I'm claiming Everyone Breathes. Congrats on your groove - and on your SNI (they're much more fun than editing!).

Misty Waters said...

I just read your guest post and it's clear why you were chosen! What great advice! And because, I'm currently doing my own revisions, my new title is, Everyone Raise an Eyebrow.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I'll have to go check out your post. Congrats on getting chosen! And yay for the new shiny Nano idea. :)

Ezmirelda said...

I've buddied you on Nano. Can't wait till November--and I love your blog! :)

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