June 25th, 2007
I got Nothing

I really don’t have anything to say. Tomorrow is my local RWA meeting. I think I’m actually going to make an effort to get to it, if I make it out of my appointment in time. Also, I’m quietly waiting for Die Hard(er) to open at the theaters. What can I say? I like bang, boom movies.(wg)

I’m trying not to think about the fact that Anna has RED now. Will she like it? Will she hate it? :-O I’m also trying not to think about my agent, since she’s reading my urban fantasy. What if she thinks it SUCKS??? AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I’ve started taking notes for the next book in the Tor series. I realize after jotting down two paragraphs that I am going to have to really develop some aspects that I introduced in my first book, if I want to bring them into the second novel. I know that’s cryptic. It’s honestly not meant to be. It just wouldn’t make any sense if I tried to explain it.

I think I’m going to spend the evening reading. I’m currently reading 13 Bullets by David Wellington and Tithe by Holly Black. I’ve decided that I need to read more YA, so that I’m much more familiar with the genre ‘rules’. 13 Bullets isn’t a YA, but it’s fun. *g*

What are you all reading? Anyone have anything they’d like to recommend? Bueller? Bueller?

24 comments to “I got Nothing”

  1. I’d recommend All About Evie but I’m pretty sure you’ve already read it. *g* Blade Dancer (Viehl) and The Harlequin (LKH) are very good, too.

    I keep seeing Holly Black’s name. Must put her on my list.

  2. Uh… you do realize Jordan, your agent probably reads your blog, right? 🙂

    I’m working my way through the Stephanie Plum series. I finished Hard Eight, and it was the funniest one yet.

  3. Shayla Black / Shelley Bradley. Very hot writer. Stories move at a brisk clip.

    I’m really sketchy on my reading right now, though, because we’re in the midst of such craziness looking for a new house and getting ours ready to market. Lucky our Realtor is filling the entertainment needs so well. He’s enough blog material & cockatil party stories for at least a year.

    I have a mondo shopping list to stock up though, including some of the regular posters here at the salon. I’m waiting for July and a few releases to let fly.

  4. The Inquisition had it all wrong. Make a person submit something they’ve crafted for approval…now THERE’S torture, lol!

    Currently working my way through a Lisa Gardner or three. Love a mystery. 🙂

  5. I’m also reading Holly Black, but it’s the first book of her children’s series, the Spiderwick Chronicles. It’s not, thus far, nearly as interesting as her YAs, but I can hope, right? Tithe was faaaaaaab. I’m not sure what I’m reading next because I have a TBR pile again and I can pick and choose. 🙂

  6. Of all the books I read last week (ha) I thought Lori Devoti did a great job with her Nocturne, “Unbound.” Very unusual premise, and she pulled it off.

    At the moment I’m working on Ariana Franklin’s “City of Shadows” Wendy Moore’s “The Knife Man” and Martin Cruz Smith’s “Stalin’s Ghost.”

  7. Hey, lady!

    OK, here are my YA suggestions: Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, if you haven’t read them yet; anything by Scott Westerfeld, or his wife Justine Larbalestier’s “Magic or Madness” trilogy; “Feed” by MT Anderson; ooh, and I really dug Susan Beth Pfeffer’s “Life As We Knew It,” about life on earth after a major asteroid knocks the moon off its regular course.

    And you know Jenny and your Tor editor are gonna love your books. 🙂 Don’t even worry about a thing.

    Happy reading.

  8. I’m reading The Thirteenth Tale, and Lisey’s Story is on deck, followed by Dirty.

    The reading thing is wonderful – go figure. 🙂

  9. Charli, Yep, I have All About Evie. Very cute. I don’t have Blade Dancer yet, but I will get it. I’m hearing good things about The Harlequin…like LKH has returned to her earlier form in that book.

  10. Bernard, I don’t know whether she reads it or not, but I’m sure what I wrote will come as no surprise to her. In fact, my guess is that with that statement, I sound much like any of her other clients (who have a new project submitted). *ggg* Glad you’re enjoying the Stephanie P. books. They are funny.

  11. Ursula, LOL on your realtor. I have Wicked Ties in my TBR pile. I hear great things about it. 🙂

  12. Raine, Isn’t that the truth? LOL! 😉 I love mysteries too. I read a lot of Stuart Woods. I think that’s also why I like Charlaine Harris so much.

  13. May, Thanks for letting me know. The book certainly started out well. 🙂

  14. Lynn, I just picked Lori’s book up yesterday at the grocery store. I read the excerpt and really liked it. 🙂

  15. Catherine, Thanks for all the great suggestions. I haven’t read any of those trilogies. I almost picked up Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies/Pretties the other day. I’ve heard really good things about them.

    I think Anna will like the changes that I made to the book. The additions deepened the world. 🙂 As for Jenny, I hope you’re right. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I don’t think I’d be near as nervous if I wasn’t trying to write in a new genre. :-O Really don’t know if I pulled it off. :/

  16. Jo, The reading thing is pretty groovy. I know I’ve really been enjoying the time that I’ve spent reading. We’re making a habit of turning off the TV and reading instead. 🙂

  17. I bet your submissions go well! I just finished judging a contest, so read the five finalists’ books. I fell in love with one of them. Now to figure out which book to read next!

  18. Glad you’re enjoying 13 Bullets, too! I’ve been alternating between it and romances, but David Wellington rocks, in my book. I’d love to see 13 Bullets made into a movie. His concept of vamps–regurgitation, etc– is pretty cool.

    btw, I’m pretty sure Anna will love RED!

    Jaq who is not really here, but revising… 😉

  19. Chey, I just finished critiquing, so I’m going back to my 13 Bullets and Tithe. 🙂

  20. Jaq, Yep, 13 Bullets is fun. It would make a cool movie. Surprised that haven’t done that already. I just picked up Uglies a few minutes ago. 🙂 I am looking forward to reading Wellington. Here’s hoping that she does. 🙂 I can still ‘see’ you. 😉 *ggg*

  21. Hugs on all the waiting! That’s the hardest part. After the writing. LOL.

  22. Suzanne, Thanks! I’m glad you prefaced that part about the writing. 😉

  23. Hey lady good luck with the submissions!
    May BTW I saw they are making Spiderwick into a movie. My son loved those books, I love her YA’s so I’m saving them for my son. Might also check out City of Bones–HB blurbed it, it’s a big book but an interesting premise. I started it but haven’t made it too far (not the book’s fault).

  24. Thanks Amie!