End-of-Year Hiatus

Those who read this blog know that I am on high alert, actively pursuing my manuscript deadline, and getting concerned at the quickly passing days. Over the months, I've tried many things to get myself there. I've tried new schedules. I've blocked myself from Twitter for short bursts (some of you may remember the Twitter … Continue reading End-of-Year Hiatus

Short, Impromptu Twitter Break

I'm off Twitter (and Facebook?) for a bit—just a few days, back Saturday. I'll slip back in every once in a while for exciting announcements, like this contest where you can win a signed DANI NOIR  or a Gilda! So you might see me peek in. But other than that, I just need to be … Continue reading Short, Impromptu Twitter Break

In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today

1) Would you like to win a copy of DANI NOIR, the tween novel I wrote about liars, cheaters, and Rita Hayworth? Check out the interview of me in Joëlle Anthony's "Wild Card Wednesday" series, where I talk about such things as Go Ask Alice, Paris (France, not Hilton), and the coolest thing to happen … Continue reading In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today

Naked, Exhausted, Lost My Shoes

Day—what is this... Day 3?—without Twitter and Facebook was a great success. Everyone in this chapter got naked. Pages spilled out of me. What I thought was one chapter is now apparently two. I'm so happy with it, I could cry. That's all. Crawling home now. Where are my shoes?

Of Course This Happens the Week I Can’t Log in to Twitter or Facebook

Don't you love it when you take a public vow to stay off social-networking sites and on day 2 of your great show of restraint you get the fantastic news that your book was listed on Amazon.com's Editors' Picks of the "Top 10 Children's Books: Middle Readers" for 2009? That actually happened today. Really. Here's … Continue reading Of Course This Happens the Week I Can’t Log in to Twitter or Facebook