Monday, April 12, 2010

Five Things: the New Orleans Signing & Car Licking Edition

Because I am now days away from my FOREVER due date, I'm pulling twenty hour days living with werewolves and have been I terrible blogger and emailer and wife and generally human being. I understand this and I promise I will make it up to you. So this is possibly the worst post ever and the only one you will get from me before the 15th. It's an itemized list:

1. I am totally excited to be going to New Orleans with the other Merry Sisters of Fate right after I turn in FOREVER. Because, baby, I will need it. The important part to remember is that if you are New Orleans inclined yourself, I will be signing books at Octavia Books on the 17th, from 4-6 p.m. The incredibly funny Jackson Pearce (AS YOU WISH) will be signing with me. And possible Carrie Ryan. It will be good times.

2. I need to write a review of Gayle Forman's IF I STAY, which came out in paperback this month. I read it months ago but haven't managed to write a fantastic review, because my thoughts on it are not well-ordered. Short story is, I didn't expect to like it. I loved it. If you liked SHIVER, I think you'll like it.

3. I am addicted to this song. "Walking the Dog" by Fun. It is like Dexy's Midnight Runners had some sort of love child with Paul Simon and then let the poor infant be raised by Barenaked Ladies and Modest Mouse. It's Monday, I know. But go on. Listen to that and don't dance. It's not possible. Your butt will at least wiggle in your chair.

4. Oh baby. Tis beautiful weather here in Virginia -- how about you guys? It is finally spring and you better believe that when I'm not writing FOREVER, the only thing I'm doing is driving Loki. Oh, and helping my kids use their new driveway chalk.


Yes, I love my car that much.
Loki and Me

5. I'm out until the 15th. Thanks for putting up with me. See you on the other side.


Not Hannah said...

Love the tag. ;)

"Licking Loki" sounds like a great short story waiting to happen. (Or weird Nordic porn. Whatever.)

storyqueen said...

Did you seriously just lick your car?? hahaha.

Reminds me of a writing lesson I do with my students on spelling, where I have them (while editing) make sure and check the simple words, because they don't want to have their story say, "I lick school" when it should say, "I like school."


Tiffany Neal said...

Wow. You do love your car. :)

I was at a writer's conference this weekend where an agent was giving away an ARC of Linger. I almost threw down for that book. I decided to pull myself together and not act a fool considering I hadn't had my pitch with an agent yet, and I really didn't want to get escorted out of the building.

Just wanted to let you know what I'd do for that book. :)

Good luck with the writing!

The Graef Family! said...

hahaha I love that your licking your car! Thats awesome. I to would lick my car if it was a car like that. Have fun in New Orleans!!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I am not going to throw up. Nope.

Yay, it passed.

Crystal Cook said...

I love your car too :) but not quite that much.

I was just looking at If I Stay, trying to decide if I wanted to buy it. Now I'm leaning towards yes.

Lucky! sidewalk chalk? We have snow here. Yes snow.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

BUY IT, Crystal!! And SNOW!? I'm done with snow.

And Tiffany, I'm glad you didn't get yourself thrown out. But I can understand the temptation. I wrote the thing and I still get excited when I see an ARC.

miruialiel.eternalprincess said...

My dad totally loves the car. =)

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