Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Five



Here's my week wrap-up...a fast and furious Friday Five. The top five things on my radar this week:

5. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here's my all-time favorite MLK, Jr. quote:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."


4. Beta-reading for Lindsay Currie and Jay C. Spencer. Totally different manuscripts, each individually wonderful. And I can't wait to read Tonya Kuper's revisions on HAUTE MESS, which is a hilarious rom-com close to my heart.

3 & 2. Blogs!

Check out One Four Kid Lit, full of 2013 MG and YA debuts, and get to meet MG and YA authors debuting in 2014. So many great books ahead!

Coming next Monday...All The Write Notes, a blog for writers who love, and live, music. The first post is about The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Jay C. Spencer is giving away cool stuff. (I'd tell you but I'm sworn to secrecy. Well, not really, but it's SO COOL. You want it, trust me.)

I'm so stoked to be part of both of these blogs I can barely stand it.

1. NIL edits.

BOOM. Done. And it feels so good. I turned them in, on time, and I feel really, really good about them. I can't wait to see my cover...and to hold an ARC...and for 2014!

Soon I'll post a NIL playlist, but in the meantime, I leave you with this: Willie Moon's Yeah Yeah. I cranked this song when I finished, feeling it for me and for my manuscript. And if you haven't seen this video, then you're in for a treat. It rocks.



  1. Especially excited about number one! Woot!!!

    Also, this music video. Love!

    1. Thanks Melody! :)

      And the video--so glad you loved it too. I like the dancing as much as the song--which is saying something. :) Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Thanks for the shout out, sweetie! You have SO MUCH AWESOME going on. I'm so excited for you -- especially the NIL edits! : ) SQUEE! So proud of you. And, of course, I DIG the tune!

    1. Thanks Tonya-- so glad you've been along for the ride with me! You've got a whole lot of AWESOME happening in your lief these days too.:)

      And I've totally been rocking out with Twenty-One Pilots: Fake You Out.:) Thanks for the tune!