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!

New Year’s Resolutions

Okay, so maybe it’s a little late for New Year’s Resolutions, since you’re typically supposed to make them on the first day of the new year, and not three weeks into the new year, but I’m an adult and I do what I want.

I’m always complaining about how I never have any personal blog posts up, and how I don’t have much to blog about since I usually don’t do much anyway, but I’m going to change that.

So, my New Year’s Resolutions this year includes:

• Blogging more (At least once a week, minimum three times a month, not including book review posts)

• Post more photography (which comes with a prerequisite of actually fixing my external hard drive, that broke while I was on vaca in Canada. In August.)

• Finish at least two drafts of my manuscript this year.

Those seem like do-able  goals, right?

I’ve also got to take some administrative control over at Round Robin, since my good friend JM Tuckerman is currently doing her internship at Quirkbook Productions until May, so she’ll be sparse over there. But let’s be real here, she can’t stop doing what she loves to do over at RRW.

I’ll also try to post some designs as I try to build up a portfolio to submit to Rosemont, where I’ll hopefully be getting my MFAs.

Yes. Plural. Two MFAs. Yes, I want to bury myself in more debt.

Post Book-Con Thoughts

It’s been over twenty-four hours since I’ve come home from my first ever BookCon. I’ve been meaning to go since it was still Reader’s Day, and let me say, I was so happy to go.

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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!

Round Robin Writes is expanding their nests!

Other than taking every opportunity I can to make silly bird puns about it, Round Robin Writes is accepting applications for new writers! The Robinettes and I are ready to expand the site and bring on a new team of writers so that we can have more stories, more often.

We’re accepting writers who are either college students or have finished school and are ready to expand their portfolio. It’s a great opportunity to start writing collaboratively and it’s always great to have a team of friends at your side to encourage you!

To apply, follow the link here and fill out the form on the site! It’s super easy! Get your applications in early and hopefully we’ll see you in August!

“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!