Books #1: Remember how I said I didn’t really lose anything in the Computer/Juice incident? Yeah. Somehow I managed to forget my erotic vampire romance, the one I finished back in March. The first three = last chapter are out on sub. The rest…disappeared into the peach juice. WELL, sort of. I have a hard copy. I can retype it if I have to. Please let those data recovery people be able to recover some data!!
Books #2: I have, in the last week, done ZERO on my WIP. Well, no. I’ve done about 1500 words but it’s basically all crap and I know it will be edited out. And now I’m freaking out that by the time I’ve finished the thing urban fantasy will be glutted and nobody will care. It’s been an insecure few days, to be honest, what with stress about the laptop and hubby probably going back to work soon thus leaving me all alone and…well, I guess that’s it. I’m having an ebb in my biorhthym, dude. (And I’m aware I probably misspelled rhythm. Oh, wait, that’s right, isn’t it. Anyway, it’s one of those words I can never spell. Another one lately seems to be occasion. Because hubs used to work by a florist’s, and on their sign they said, “Great for all ocassions”. Which used to drive me nuts every time I drove past it, until I drove past it so many times I could no longer figure out if it was really wrong or not. Now I always have to double-check it in my head.
What’s your mental-block spelling word?
Books #3: Aimless internet wanderings led me to this site: Loganberry Books. They do a “Stump the Bookseller” thing and there’s an enormous archive of solved and unsolved questions. Basically, you give them a plot or characters from a book you remember (children’s/YA books) and they try to name the book. Other people can guess the book, too. I seriously spent like an hour there and can’t wait to have enough time to go back and look some more.
Which reminds me as well. One of my favorite books as a youngster, The Diamond in the Window, has been reprinted. YAY! Last time I checked, which I guess was around ’99, there were no copies to be had. I had no idea this was part of a series, I just remember not only loving the book, but loving to color in the illustrations, because everybody had red hair. Or maybe I just colored them al with red hair. I had a thing about redheads as a child. And coloring the illustrations in my books. Usually with markers that then bled through to the other side of the page. Anyway. You should order this book. It’s exciting, it’s spooky…I can’t wait to reread it.
Now you recommend one to me. Today is YA–and please, if you can, recommend one from your childhood, not a modern one–but we’ll do lots of different genres, at least I hope you guys want to.