Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wow! it's Monday...

Yes, another contest has caught my eye. Since my kiddos are sleeping according to German time and well the focus on my WiP is swirling in a haze --I have been scanning blogs. Not commenting much though--so sorry. Anywho, I came across this contest.

Roni and Julie's Epic Summer contest--Lots of critiques to be given away. Since I like to torture myself, I have entered. Ends August 8th.Which is today.

Tuesday is writeoncon. If you have not signed up you better get over there. I have to say I'm a little nervous. I'm scared I'm going to screw something up, do something wrong or embarrass myself somehow. There are so many awesome and totally talented people that are involved in this which is so great. I'm mostly nervous because I hope to get a little of my baby critiqued. The new stuff. The risk chapter. We will see how that goes. ***heartbeating fast, pinching in my gut***

I've had blog block lately. Not much to say because I have so much junk pushing it's way around in my head. I'm not sure where to start. It's quite overwhelming. It's been happening a lot lately. I think I need a few good writing sessions to clean it out. The MCs are fighting again along with Pessy and Opti. So sorry if the blog posts are repetitive and boring. The weather is not helping either--humidity and heat--puh.

I thought I was catching up on my reading but --holy cow-- there is way too much out there. I started Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton. I think I should have read it before I read the Hunger Games (I will say it again--LOVED IT). Guilty Pleasures is a little slow for me right now. I may stop reading and come back to it. I never do this --stop a book I started. I feel bad and have to finish it but this one might be my first. I picked up Linger and Vampire Academy which are staring me in the face with some sexy eyes. Not to mention--Candor and Hex Hall which are sitting right beside them throwing a cute smile. The books are as bad as my MCs tempting me in way too many directions. Whew!

I'm posting early cause a lot is going on tomorrow--plan to write and revise. :) How was your weekend?


  1. I've been reading like crazy lately. And I just finished Hex Hall--I'm in love. It's inspired a new story I must start working on immediately! I also just finished Linger and it was OMG so good. Though, I didn't expect anything other than that. I hope you have a great weekend/Monday!

  2. You'll do fine for WriteOnCon! Besides, if you mess up or miss something, who's going to know?

  3. Hey, Christine... I'm having a 100 Followers Contest so stop by my blog to join! and, I'm announcing a new Blogfest tomorrow. The Writer's Hole

    I know what you mean about being overwhelmed. Glad to know you're home safely.

    How was my weekend? We spent the day in Ocean City yesterday. Crowded, but nice. I made tacos with mango salsa today for dinner. It was an experiment, and came out pretty well. I love fresh, homemade salsa in the summer!

  4. I think you'll like Guilty Pleasures if you stick with it--and trust me, the series picks up pace the further into you get. Then again, there are 19 books in that series and counting. A lot stretch of time to build characters. I've been reading LKH since I was 14, though I started somewhere in the middle (by accident--Cerulean Sins).

    And if that fails, try her Merry Gentry series--it's much faster-paced from the get go.

    Try not to stress too much; things will work out. WriteOnCon will be great and informative, and it's impossible to look like an idiot. :)

  5. Blog block, writer block-- it's got to be the summer!

  6. I agree with Karen, it is the summer, it's been way too hot for way too long. And you've just gotten back so there's something to be said for that. Just take it one day at a time, don't worry about the small stuff. YOu'll do great at WriteOnCon.

  7. I agree with Karen, too. It's been a summer of vascillating energy for me. I'm so looking forward to the conference tomorrow to just do something different and get revved up about my work again!

  8. You're awesome Christine! You go get a big stick and beat that Pessy to the ground, okay? if I was there I'd do it for you :)

    My sympathies my good friend, blocks suck.

    I've been meaning to ask you if you've considered writing from Ian's point of view. I would love to read.

    I'm glad you're back. Missed you :) Talk to you soon! And I think you will love Vamp academy. But there's only two more weeks till Mockingjay!!

  9. My TBR smile is throwing suggestive glances my way, too. :) But I'm beta reading a great book right now, so they'll just have to wait.

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  11. I won one of Roni's critiques and she was very helpful!

    Good luck with your revisions. I hope your MC's work it out :)