The One with the Absent One

Yep, took a brief blogging break for my own sanity last week. No excuse, really, just needed to step away from the interwebs for a while and focus on writing and catching up with work stuff. I met my main goal of getting the first 150 pages of my work-in-progress in good enough shape to share with my agent, after Anna gave me feedback, and Carly actually edited the beast for me. Speaking of work, I just found out that I'm going to be at Book Expo America on Wednesday, May 26th--and since I'm passing stuff out for my company and wearing a shirt with one of our BIG BOOKS, I think you'll probably be able to figure out where I work. Unless I bring a change of clothes. Which I probably will. Because I would rather be wearing a cute dress.

Also, while we're on the topic of work, can I stress once again what a hugely bad idea it is for writers to call and pitch their manuscripts to publishing houses? If you are not A) a real agent (because lord knows we have so many people calling and emailing pretending they or their friends are agents) or B) one of our authors, WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PROJECTS. Do NOT call and waste our time or act like you expect me to recommend agents for you. GOOGLE. PLEASE.

Let's see, what else is going on in the world...

- Mt. Doom continues to harass middle Earth

- The new season of Doctor Who is excellent and wonderful

- I watched the amazing documentary The Cove and am now thoroughly traumatized. I was such a mess I had to put my head down on my desk and cry after it was over. And not beautiful, mournful tears about the cruelty of humanity. Ugly, hiccuping tears, rivaled only by Jack's tears (otherwise known as Jears) on LOST.

- Speaking of last week's LOST: I AM STILL SO MAD. *shakes fist at the heavens*

- I'll tell you something that is inspiring the GOOD kind of tears: Do the Write Thing for Nashville. Check out the amazing items up for auction!!