Love for all my writing friends and Cp's!!! Today, this is a big fat Thank You! To all of you. My work wouldn't be where it is, or even half as awesome if it weren't for you. I wouldn't have gotten any requests or agents interested in my stories if it weren't for you!
I seriously want to Thank all of you. Those who read my blog, those who go out of there way to help outline/brainstorm with anyone. You people are amazing.
Here's a post about Spoken. Thanks so much Sheri. You're truly awesome!
I'm not a skippy, peppy person however, I do love positive attitudes and manners. I'm not claustrophobic but if I'm in a tight space and people are blocking my exit my craziness kicks in and things get ugly, super quick.
So when I was mowing my lawn. I went down the path between the fences. I tell my neighbor, "Yeah I mowed between our fences." She asks, "Oh yeah, how far did you get?" My answer, "Not sure, I stopped as soon as I started feeling there was no escape."
I wouldn't feel like this either if someone "Ahem" meaning the people who live behind me wouldn't let their backyard look like a freaking rain forest exploded inside there. They've got weeds (HUGE) ones growing all over the place and over top their fence, which magically connects between mine and my neighbor next door to me. So yes we feel like the weeds are going to attack us back there. And whenever I mow I feel there is no exit except for the one behind me.
But this got me wondering, is this how some writers feel when they get writers block. Like there is no exits. No way to just escape the massive walls closing in on them. If so how do you solve this without going ballistic? Obviously you wouldn't want to throw punches at your computer screen or anything but how would one break through?
I had a connection flight, and the first flight was perfect, no one was next to me. Second flight ... oy ... Dude sitting to the left of me was fine, Dude sitting to the right, total nightmare. He was rude, angry and Smelled, like really bad. I now know how Edward from Twilight felt like as I tried to take in air from the person next to me, in order to NOT breathe in the rancid scent of smelly guy.
Cab drivers in NYC are NUTS!!! No really, they drive fast, and with a I DON'T GIVE A SHIT attitude. Blinders. I needed some horse blinders. There was a Chevy Aveo next to us, and Cab driver was headed right into the lane almost making the Chevy, and my passenger door ONE. I was like OMG OMG there is a car right there. Cab driver laughs like I'm a comedy act. I'm lucky I don't have heart problems I would have had four heart attacks from the airport to the hotel alone. To top that off, NYC people are Wacko's too, Cross walk signs, they are like Oh it's red, well screw it I;m going and almost get blasted by oncoming traffic. Again they don't really care.
At BEA though, it's truly Amazing!! I got tons of Books, most of them are ARC's that I can't wait to read!
Books: Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles (So excited about this!!!) Hostage Three by Nick Lake, The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (Read- Totally awesome sauce cute! Met the author she signed my book, she's amazing FYI) Identical by Scott Turow, Skin by Donna Jo Napoli, The Deadliest Game by Hal Ross, and of course all my Month9Book author books: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa Basso, Gabriel Stone and the Divinity of Valta by Shannon Duffy, Sidekick by Pab Sungenis, Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather Reid, Praefatio by Georgia McBride, My Sister's Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer. I have more books, but those are being mailed to me since I couldn't carry them all.
BEA is Fantastic though. There is so many authors, publishers, readers, bloggers, agents, people in general that are 100% super friendly and way cool. There is so many things to see too, besides the great books, swag, and terrific stuff you can score, cover reveals like Harry Potter has a new cover design coming out and it's AWESOME!!
I was working for some of the time, and walking for the next half loading up on books. Which if you go to BEA, FYI bring an extra suitcase to load up all your free swag, and books you scored. Or be prepared to ship out your books FedEx.
While I was there, I talked with the Agent who has my full, and she was super awesome, and her boss spoke with me too which was like Awwww this is so great, I feel like I'm in a dream! And can I just say, I felt as if I were going to pee my pants at first, because the whole time I'm thinking I hope I don't say something Stupid or Offensive. I think my meeting went really well though. Fingers crossed for her wanting me! :)
Did you go to BEA? What books did you get? If you didn't go to BEA, but had the chance to go what are the first booths you'd visit?