I haven't done an update in a while so this might be a little long winded but... ah, things are just crazy and hectic. From now these updates will be a little different, I'm not linking up because I fail at link ups. So many nice people comment and then I don't comment back and that's wrong. Also, you always get those people who tell you to enjoy your new books...and you didn't get any. It will be broken up into three parts Books (What I've been reading), Writing (what I've been working on) and Twitter (with lots of screenshots of my funny and whimsical tweets).
But first, blogging wise! I have officially kicked off this year's 13 Posts Of Halloween and it's been fun so far, but I need to get ahead on posts! Currently I am trying to find a good balance between book related posts and writing related posts. I want to post more writing stuff and I have been but then I feel like I'm overwhelming the blog with writing stuff, and ah! I've been contemplating starting a new separate writing blog. Mostly because I don't want to overwhelm this blog with writing stuff and bore you guys to death.... So really I have no idea what I'm doing. My goal is to figure out everything by January, get things organized and everything finally.
Because it's been so long I'm skipping the what I've read edition for now, but I'll add it next update!
So I've been doing things. I did Pitmad on Twitter at the beginning of last month which is a pitch fest of sorts where you tweet a pitch for your book and if an agent or editor sees it and likes it they favorite it and you query them, basically. And it was fun! This was third time for the same book but the first time since I did my big rewrite and I wasn't expecting to get any favorites, but I actually got a few which was exciting just by itself. I still haven't officially started querying yet because I wanted to take a month to step back from the novel make sure it really is ready and then start querying all over again.
So that's been going on and I started editing my July NaNo novel, Ren&Farrah which has been fun. I'm also working a little on outlining for NaNoWriMo next month!
I went and got a new Tattoo last week! FINALLY. I was supposed to get one for my birthday but I was busy moving and I just never made it in and then I got this idea, something that had been in the back of my head for awhile and I just had to get it done.
It's probably my most meaningful tattoo to date and I love it. It has to do with writing and kind of a reminder to myself for when I evitably get more and more rejections. I'm about to start querying and I got turned down for this really cool mentorship (for Pitch Wars) and obviously I've had agent rejections before, which suck but I don't take too personally so it bounces off most the time. But being a writer, it's a long road full of setbacks that I haven't even started to experience yet and this tattoo is there to remind me that no matter what, even if I'm 50 before I finally get something published, I AM A WRITER.
And yes. that is Harry Potter style font and stars. My tattoo artist LOVED me for that, I'm not being sarcastic, he loved it.
Okay. Your turn! How was your week? Any new amazing books??? Did you get and/or read Carry On or Magnus Chase??? My two favorite releases of the YEAR. Tell me all the things! Please?