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 TwitterContinue 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 beContinue reading “Short, Impromptu Twitter Break”

Tomorrow We Can Be Human Again

Twitter Break ends tomorrow. We can tweet again with impunity. We can RT to our heart’s content. We can stalk any publishing professionals we want without getting arrested. And, hey, we can take every single ridiculous, grammatically painful quiz on Facebook and no one can stop us! (Maybe I’ll keep on abstaining from that lastContinue reading “Tomorrow We Can Be Human Again”

Drowning Out the Voices in My Head

I will no longer be taking calls from the various personalities inside my brain who have been known to say things like “You aren’t good enough, you aren’t fast enough, you don’t deserve it, you won’t make it,” “You think THAT’S a nice sentence?” or the especially dreaded and apropos: “Don’t quit your day job,Continue reading “Drowning Out the Voices in My Head”

The Loneliness

I’ve reached the point in my exile where the loneliness is hovering. This possibly, probably, also has to do with how I’m not at the office this week either. My emails are slowing down… my life is quieting. If I didn’t see E before I left the apartment this morning, the only word uttered fromContinue reading “The Loneliness”

You May Not Want to Hear This

Courtney, I know I’m still “on notice.” You may want to plug your ears… This week without Twitter has been a MAJOR SUCCESS so far! Suzanne Young FINISHED HER BOOK TODAY! In awe, Suz, in awe! I… okay, I didn’t finish a book. Not even close. But I wrote an entire chapter. In one day.Continue reading “You May Not Want to Hear This”

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 happenContinue 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”

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

Nearing the End of My First Full Day without Twitter*

Just got home from a writing date with a fellow writer at a local café—fun! I hope we can keep doing that. It keeps me honest. Soon as I got home I would have tweeted this, but alas, I’ll have to blog it instead: Goal 1 during Twittercation was to finish this chapter I’ve beenContinue reading “Nearing the End of My First Full Day without Twitter*”