slow news days, plus reminder about Italian Souvenir Contest

Posted on July 9, 2010

I have been shamefully lax in updating this blog over the past week, but wow, no matter how hard I tried to keep up with things while I was traveling last month, I still came home significantly behind. I’m writing a short story and doing essay edits while taking care of non-writing business … little things like, oh, renewing my lease so I actually have a place to live next year, which I kind of had to do in a hurry. Ironically, when I’m busiest with the things you guys are most interested in (the writing), I have the least news. Because my days look something like this:

9-11 a.m. — Write 500 words, squint at them.
11-11:30 a.m. — Take out 100 of those words. Change one adjective in one sentence five times.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Add another three hundred words. Wonder if this is even the right scene to have in this story. Give into despair.
1 -2 p.m. — Lunch, HGTV
2 -5 p.m. — Take out half of remaining words, write 300 more, decide to rename a character.
5 -6:30 p.m. — Peruse baby-names book in effort to find new name.
6:30 p.m. onwards — Write like mad to make up for lost time. Also, dinner. Maybe yoga.

It’s the way the work gets done, but it’s not exactly a Tilt-A-Whirl of excitement for the observer. I shall work on having more colorful exploits as soon as this short story is done.

Just in case some of you guys didn’t see it before: It’s time to enter the Italian Souvenir Contest! You have a few days yet, so let me know what you’d like to see on this blog, and you could win a Murano glass ring I bought in Rome!

3 Responses to “slow news days, plus reminder about Italian Souvenir Contest”

  1. Louisse Ang

    This is a really great contest! 🙂 What I’d like to see in your blog is you talking about different thing like your books, Q&As and maybe even have a live chat! 🙂

  2. Gemma

    I love, love, love your books! 🙂 This is a really great contest! 🙂 I would love to see more about your tours and contests too! 🙂

  3. Margaret Smith

    I have just finished reading all three of the Evernight series and think they are really good. I would like to know when your next one is coming out? I didn’t like how you left it hanging and want to know what happens!! Are you writing it now? Will it come out this year or next? I am really interested!