I haven't been on my own blog in a month, which is shameful. For that I am truly, deeply sorry. I can only blame the Cave of Revisions, and the fact that any updating goes directly to the Beautiful Creatures Book Blog. I am Preoccupied. I am Antsy. I am Highly Distractable.
The Book Baby enters the world in 36 days, and that is wonderfulterrifyingican'tbreathyayboowhatifeveryonehatesitlovesitthrowsgarbageatmyhouse?
Sort of. You know what I mean.
On Typepad, before you can enter the place where you start blogging (this place) it says MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. I never thought of it that way before, but I am procrastinating this really hard chapter I am revising… (if Kami asks you tell her I was NOT and if she doesn't believe you because she has read this try saying well do YOU believe everything you read well DO YOU huh?) …so I thought I would try MAKING MY VOICE HEARD. So hear me, people. This is my VOICE. Yeah. Um.
On Saturday Kami and I went to an awesome indie booksellers dinner and we met all sorts of people. I couldn't see very well without my glasses, and it's kind of awkward to put your glasses on to look at a nametag hanging around someone's stomach, so I sort of wandered around in a sea of friendlyblurry people trying to look friendlynotsquinty. I think I pulled it off. (Let me know if you were there and you are HEARING THIS and you don't happen to agree.)
We met cool writers. Elizabeth Kostova wrote the Historian, which makes her Writerly and Famous. James Dashner wrote the Maze Runner, which is in every Costco and Target known to man, which makes him Ubiquitous and Famous. Scott Westerfield, who is Scott Westerfield Enough Said. And, in a surprise twist, Berkeley Breathed, of Bloom County and Opus fame, who not only won a Pulitzer but also gets letters from Harper Lee, which makes him Unique and Fancy Famous. He is also Funny. Which makes him a Highlight of the Evening.
Here is what cool writers look like: Kostova, Westerfield, Dashner…
…and this is what Berkeley Breathed looks like, as drawn by Opus, as drawn by Berkeley Breathed…
Anyways, that's the latest from the Cave. Editors and Writing Partners and other such Cave Dwellers permitting, I'll talk to you in the near future. Until then, you can always find me on twitter, where some of the other Cave Dwellers I know seem to do their best procrastinating…