Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Today, I am being productive.  Really.  I got a caramel macchiato at Starbucks, and I am hitting 2,000 words if it kills me in the process.  You know when some days, your mojo just isn't working and everything you write doesn't have the spark you want it to?  Today is not that day. Today, everything is working fine.  

Today, I am going to relocate to Borders where I do not have free wifi and can't go on ridiculous Internet journeys.  Although--Wikipedia is proving to be a wonderful research tool.  For instance, just a few minutes ago, I learned what the Areopagus was in Athens.  And promptly incorporated it in my novel.  Conveniently, we are in Athens at the moment.  And Athens is my favorite Greek city to be in (hypothetically, of course).

More importantly, I discovered Weronika's blog.  And I think everyone needs to go check it out. Because inferior as it makes me feel to read about a super amazing, super successful TEEN writer, it is also heartening to read beautiful writing.  She has beautiful writing.  I read her query, because I am a CREEPER (as everyone who reads my blog already knows).  And if I saw it on the flap of a book in Borders, I would be all over that book faster than I would be over a bag of gummy bears.  That is pretty fast.  

And, if you are interested in this sort of thing (as I am), there is an article in the ever-articulate New Yorker about Judas Iscariot (biblical).  I love this kind of stuff.  I mean, when Easter comes along and History Channel starts doing its reruns on the anti-Christ and the excluded books of the Bible, I am glued to the TV screen.  So I have an obsession with the Bible.  I'm over it.  Did I tell you in junior high I started a novel about the Virgin Mary?  Yeah, I never finished it.  I never finished a lot of stuff in junior high.  


  1. You just made me CRY -- not even kidding. Thank you very much for the compliment. You should see the state of self-doubt that I am in at the moment, dealing with a novel that wants to work but isn't working. :)

    As for transitioning to Borders, I laughed. You can't go to B&N either anymore because they're incorporating free WiFi in all their stores now -- the whole "let's make e-books more popular because publishers aren't selling as much" idea. I'm bummed, as it's my favorite place to hang out.

    As for all things biblical, that was me in middle school. I'm obsessed with all things literary now (not the same thing at all, but ... well, yeah).

    I hope you have a great week!

  2. Dude, you young uber talented writers are making me feel OLD.

    Ooh, and a YA book about Virgin Mary..very interesting, no?

  3. Weronika's blog IS amazing, and so is she! I've read some of her work, and it's beautiful. Thanks for the spotlight, and good luck on your writing! I'm in a groove lately, too. It's very nice.