So I missed my connection in Minneapolis by 3 minutes and am now stuck here overnight and I just want to get home to my family and I hate airports and etc., and I was starting to feel pretty sorry for myself when I noticed the airport bookstore had my books. So I went in, signed them. and chatted with the bookseller there, who was lovely and funny and sympathetic. Obviously it was nice to see the books, but it was the pleasant conversation with a stranger that really pulled me out of myself, and as a result, a long night became bearable. So tonight I give thanks for kind strangers, and hope that I can be one each time the opportunity arises.
does anyone else feel sort of lost after reading a really good book? like, you’ve spent hours in another world, you got to know those characters, while you were reading, these characters’ stories were more important than your own little story… and then it’s suddenly over and reality seems dull now, compared to what you’ve just been through.
Your dose of inspiration/motivation to keep you going. To my fellow WriMos; you can totally kick November’s butt! We can do this, no more excuses, or procrastinating (okay maybe a little, I mean who kidding) just go, go, go! And to everyone else, just take this and shape it to whatever your passion is and do it!
Just a reminder that—thanks to you guys—Siege and Storm made the semifinals of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fantasy or Science Fiction!!
If you’re a Grisha Trilogy fan or just looking for a good way to spend the next few minutes, please go vote! And spread the word :)
I’m totally being biased right now but Siege & Storm is my favorite book of the year so far that is nominated so yeah. Please vote!!! It takes like a minute.
If you write LGBT young adult
and you are 14-21
and you would like to be published
send me a message yo
because the YA imprint for my mom’s publisher is putting out a call for short stories (2k-10k word count) that fall under the LGBT umbrella