Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been nine days since my last blog entry and I don't actually have a good reason for it. Well, kind of. I mean, I did spend five days in Utah.
So, um, yeah, with that extremely eloquent segue, let's go with Utah.:D Utah was fun! I signed at the BYU Bookstore on Wednesday and the coolest part was that they made me a really big sign. (Why yes, I am easily amused.:))
And they spelled my name right!!! (Seriously, I was worried. Very few people spell my name right on the first try.)
My brother is a chick magnet (no, not you Richard, the other one.;)) This will relate in a second, trust me. He meets cute girls everywhere he goes and then, he keeps contact with them and they hook up all over the Western United States! This is like ten times cooler than actually calling the next day. So this week he was in Utah too and not only did he hang out with several girls he met in Utah earlier this summer (see, calling the next day, and week, and month!) but he sent them to my signing!!! Such a good brother. As proof, here are the uber cute girls who came to my signing all because of my brother, Corbett.
Thanks Corbett!! And thanks K&K for stopping by!! (I forgot to ask them if I could use their full names, so initials is all you get.:))
Then, on Friday, I did a signing at a Barnes and Noble in Sugarhouse, which quite frankly, sounds like an awesome place to live.
Where are you from?
Me? Oh I live in Sugarhouse. *flips hair*
It works, don't you think??:D
Okay, so at the Sugarhouse signing, the coolest thing that has ever happened to me at a signing happened. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know this.:D I had a girl fly up from San Francisco with her parents for the sole reason of coming to my signing.
How. Freaking. Cool. Is. That!??!?!?
Not only that but she is only nine years old and (obviously) very advanced for her age and reads voraciously! So thank you so much Breanna for coming to my signing! I hope it was worth it!!!
A bit off topic, a friend of mine, Janette Rallison (As You Wish, My Fair Godmother, etc.) is doing an article on author's workspaces and I've submitted a picture of mine. But I thought the picture looked cool (because, well, I'm in love with my office!) and as a sneak peak to her article, here is the picture I submitted to her. It represents all of the moving and unpacking I have done this summer.:D
*le sigh* Seriously, I love my office.
Because when I am in my office (did you catching THAT staggeringly amazing segue? Sometimes I even impress myself! *koffkoff*) . . . I write my books!!!! And that is the main thing I have been doing this summer. Or at least the last half of this summer.:D This week I hit 50k words on the third Wings book, tentatively titled Book Three.:D I'm almost done!!! Well, with the first draft. Several months of work to be done after that, but I LOVE finishing first drafts!! It is so fun to fit all my plot pieces together and see how they fit. The further along I get in the series the more I find myself working from an outline. There are just so many things I need to get in there to set up the final book that I need a general list. But there are a lot of sideplots that I just throw in, and those are so fun too. And making them all fit, well, it's just a blast!
And sometimes it really is a lot of work, but I am feeling quite optimistic tonight because I wrote two scenes (that just happen to come back-to-back) that I have been looking forward to writing since before the first draft of Wings was done. Two years, people.
It was so satisfying.
And in another two to three weeks, I should be done! Whoa!!! That is still freaking me out. I try not to think about being done until I am well past the half-way point. And for me, 50k is way past the halfway point. That finish line is in sight, and the last third of this book is SUCH a wild ride.
I can't wait for tomorrow. Eeee!!!!
And that's how I'm spending my summer! (Requisite wrap-up sentence.;))