Even though I knew today was the last day of November, and therefore the day to post something to my blog, I, ah, forgot the whole posting to my blog thing. I got distracted. With my book.
What I’ve been working on: OQ2 edits! My goals for the edits were to both expand certain things and tighten the whole book, which sounds like a contradiction, but it really isn’t. It’s just incredibly tricky. I spent a lot of time adding all the things that needed to be added, while getting rid of the extra junk, first at a wide, slashing and burning level, then at a smaller, more nit-picky level. The process is ongoing, but this draft is due December 1 (tomorrow), so it will be over soon. And then start over because I’ll have another draft that will be due in January.
That’s pretty much it. That’s all I get to do in November. (Sort of. I had a couple of school visits that went really well.)
What I’ve been reading: Because I’ve been so involved in this book, I read only two books this month. (And I feel like a huge slacker.)
- TIN STAR by Cecil Castellucci – a standalone science fiction about a girl stranded on an alien-filled space station. There were so many cool concepts in this book.
- EVERTRUE by Brodi Ashton – the third book in Brodi’s EVERNEATH trilogy. I won’t say too much about it because of spoilers, but I loved this book. (That should surprise no one.)
What I’ve been yarning: Besides a zillion crochet butterflies for school visits this month, I’ve been (slowly) working on a pair of knee socks.
What the ferrets have been up to: Katniss helped dust the bookcases.
Todd slept in clean laundry.
Since I make soup for them in the winter, they both enjoyed their first slurps of the season. (Katniss might not look impressed here, but believe me she loves it just as much as Todd does.)
Other stuff you might be interested in:
This month, we reached enough adds of THE ORPHAN QUEEN on Goodreads for two teasers! So, the 7k teaser, and the 8k teaser. We’ll have another one at 9k adds!
Edited to add: Five minutes after posting this, a Twitterer informed me that I had not mentioned INTERSTELLAR once in this, which has, actually, dominated most of my November. So I should correct that and tell you all that I LOVE THE MOVIE INTERSTELLAR AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO SEE IT IMMEDIATELY. It has glorious science, emotions, and the visuals are just stunning. I felt like I was in space. I love this movie as much as I love cookies.
That’s basically what my Twitter feed has looked like for the past month. Also, the soundtrack. Just . . . swoon. Hans Zimmer didn’t just step up his game; he invented a new game.