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What I've been up to

Since it's been a while--what I've been up to in the last two weeks:

-Applied for a writer's grant (cross your fingers for me! I won't hear for three months)

-Started synopsizing the theoretical next-two-books to follow POSSESSING LUCY. (I pretty much have the second figured, in terms of basics; the third may take a little more time. So many characters! So many plot threads! Why did I think it was a good idea to write a paranormal-crime-noir trilogy/series/something again?)

-Heard back from my editor about my revision of GIVING UP THE GHOST. (For the most part I am awesome but the ending needs some tweaking; waiting for details on that.)

-Did my last day of filling in as a special needs assistant at school (for this school year). Their summer vacation starts in a week, and my summer shifts are shorter, so soon there will be extra writing time. Woohoo!

-Obtained way too many books. I am always BookMooching, and then I went to the store to pick up a book for the swap the Debs are doing and ended up with three more for me (in my defense, two were books I'd already read but wanted my own copies of. supporting the author! this can never be wrong!), and then someone posted in the Toronto LJ community a bunch of YA books they were selling at a very low price which included four I'd been meaning to get, and, well...

I have pretty much accepted I will never get through my to-read pile. It grows to fast for me to keep up. In theory, BookMooch is supposed to help by at least not letting my book shelves collapse, but I'm finding myself reluctant to put up even books I only liked, not loved, these days (that used to be my policy--3 stars or less on GoodReads = goes in the Mooch pile). I am a book addict. I admit it freely. No intervention necessary. :)


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Jun. 19th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
I went through a smallish purge a few weeks ago and listed a bunch of books in BookMooch and yay, they were mooched.

Unfortunately, a bunch of books I'd wishlisted popped up about a week after and now my TBR is insanely huge again. Doh.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Heh. I just remind myself how sad I would be if I ran out of books I wanted to read. Having too many is certainly preferable. ;)
Jun. 19th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Wow. You have been busy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the grant!
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jun. 19th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I am always buying books and then I don't even read them, I just go to the library! I have pretty much accepted that I will die with a ton of unread books. Ohhh well.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
I have books I bought years and years ago that I still haven't read. I will read them! Just... haven't gotten to them yet. :P
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh good luck with that grant. I hope you get it.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jun. 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled to hear you're planning more PL -- I can't wait to read them, hehe.

Definitely crossing my fingers for you!!
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
If I get to write them, you will most definitely get to read them. :) Thank you!
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Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty happy with my addiction. :)
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Keeping fingers crossed for the grant. I hear ya on the books; I have my own mountain(s).
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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