April Updates

A month between blog posts? Well, at least I’m updating more than I used to! I’m getting better at this blogging thing, I promise.

I’ve been breaking the mold recently, going out of my comfort zone and all. A week or so ago, I went up to New York to take a proofreader’s assessment for a publishing company, and I spent most of the afternoon in the city. By myself. Which is an incredible feat, if I do say so myself.

I have yet to hear back from them about the position, but I’ve got my fingers crossed!

I did spend a considerable amount of time at The Strand Bookstore, and let me tell you how beautiful that place is. If I could just live there forever, I would.

On the 2nd, I went over to Philly with good friend and travel buddy JMTuckerman for a marketing for writer’s conference presented by the Corzo Center. We were so soggy by the time we finished our walk to the Free Library of Philadelphia.

We even took some pictures with Leo and Leona!

It’s also officially Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’m definitely using that as a fire under my butt to get some writing done on this latest project of mine, so wish me luck!

BookCon is coming!

Ooooh boy am I excited! BookCon is just about here and I’m so ready to go!

I’ve been trying to get my butt out to BookCon back when it was still BEA’s Reader’s Day, but things kept coming up. But I’ve cleared my schedule and JM Tuckerman and I are heading out to NYC Saturday morning for some book loving fun!

I’m also trying to figure out what books to bring with me to get signed. I know I won’t get to see John Green, since that’s going to be a huge line to get in and I’m not about that life, but I’d love to see Marie Lu and I’m not 100% positive if she’s signing anything, but I’d love for her to sign my copy of Legend. I also promised my sister I’d get one of her Sarah Dessen books signed for her. If anything, I’ll bring a sharpie along and have folks sign my Kindle case. Maybe I should print up some book plates? People seem to be doing that often.

Some quick announcements:

  • Keep a lookout for some videos JM Tuckerman and I will be posting, both on our individual sites and of course over at Round Robin Writes. We’ll be doing some vlogging from BookCon and we’ll be doing Book Reaction videos (alternatively 5-10-To The End Reaction videos) of books we read.
  • Round Robin Writes is still looking for new writers! Check out our application page here!

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” read by Round Robin Writes

The other Robins and I have recorded and compiled our reading of the classic Christmas tale, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

You can also check it out at Round Robin!

Merry early Christmas to those who celebrate, Happy Hannukah, Merry Yule, and a Happy New Year to y’all!