Thursday, October 27, 2011

So much for resolutions...

So, I was going to post about my post-deadline resolutions, that include blogging regularly, recommending books, going on a diet and exercising. (I always put on 5 pounds at the end of a book, but this time it was more like 10. I usually take them off by stopping with the cake every night and upping my exercise, but I realized I’m actually going to have to DIET or I’m going to have to go buy new clothes, which I normally don’t mind... except for that reason.)
Okay, so I WAS going to blog about that, but I made pumpkin spice cupcakes for a party last night, and I’m having one with my coffee for breakfast this morning. 
Anyway. I’ll keep you posted on the rest. For an ACTUAL blog post, check out YA Outside the Lines from Monday, where I talked about my author photo, and what I ACTUALLY look like when I write. 
And for book recommendations and news, here’s what the Bookanistas are talking about this week!

Elana Johnson REVEALS something awesome!!!
LiLa Roecker  announces a winner - plus a Past Midnight series giveaway
Christine Fonseca  reveals books she cannot wait to read
Beth Revis interviews My Very UnFairytale Life author Anna Staniszewski
Shannon Whitney Messenger interviews Skyship Academy-Pearl Wars author Nick James & agent Jennifer Rofe – with giveaway
Jessi Kirby twirls for Audition
Shana Silver burns for Circle of Fire
Carrie Harris devours Deadly
Stasia Ward Kehoe travels to The Day Before

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thanks, Steve Jobs. Here's to living a life outside the boundaries of what's been thought by other people. 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” 

Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, June 2005