Friday, April 17, 2009

This and That Part 4 (or whatever)

MENTAL STATUS: "A little sad". Kiddo had her first non-grandparent's house sleepover. I can't wait to pick her up. I missed her!


Well, I'm sure by now everyone and their mother has heard about or seen the article in the NY Times about how good the current economy is for romance book sales. But I'll give you the link HERE just in case. Go romance!

Also...

How good are you at writing a hook? 50 BRAVE souls have theirs up for crit HERE. It's educational for everyone. :)

Also...

In case you haven't seen these crazy signs on my blog at the top or right hand corner, I am participating in a scavenger hunt for The Long and Short of It Reviews site. They're celebrating National Humor Month. Every day an author will be giving away a prize -- all you need to do is visit their site via the link provided and find a specified object or answer to a question. My day is tomorrow April 18th, but there are plenty of other great authors, too! Check it out.


Today I need to work on my little "speech" for my library talk tomorrow. I'm a pithy person, so it shouldn't take me too long. But it's supposed to be BEAUTIFUL weather today and this weekend, which will make it hard to do anything indoors. Oh well.

Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Debora Dennis said...

I know you'll do fine - you don't need to be pithy :) Good luck!

Kristen Painter said...

I write fabulous hooks! And I'm sure you'll be great at the library!

Jessica said...

Yay, a speech. I hope you have fun with it.
I adore hooks. I put them in wherever I can and love to end a scene or chapter right in the middle of a juicy conversation, right when some sort of guantlet has been flung.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Good luck with the speech! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

T. Anne said...

I'll send up a prayer for a nice relaxing time at the library. Anytime I have to speak publicly (AKA weddings and funeral's lol) I always tell myself I'm not aloud to panic until after. Somehow my weak mind buys into this and I'm fine.

MsSnarkyPants said...

Ugh Hooks are hard! Maybe I should go read that. Good luck at your speech!

Diane Craver said...

I'm sure you'll give an awesome talk at the library.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Shelley Munro said...

I'm sure you'll have a good time at the library talk. Have a fun weekend.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Hey, no one said you had to write that speech indoors did they? If you don't have a laptop, there's always the old fashioned notebook and pen combo. ;-)

As for the NYT article, I hadn't read it, though I admit I'm not surprised. I know when I'm sad romance novels help cheer me up. I've already opened the link in a new window and will read it next. Thanks!