My facebook wall in ON FIRE with birthday wishes which just reminds me that I am one year older and still "under-published." I have been writing for about two and a half years, which I know is a mere minute in the publishing world, but I would sure like to speed things up a bit. Each passing year moves me a little farther away from my teenage sensibilities and angst and moves me one year closer to having more to do. What if I run out of time to write? What if this dang book never comes together? What if I do get published and a bunch of teenagers keep wondering who the old lady is who is signing books? I know, I know, I'm getting ahead of myself, but it just a reflective day. So for my birthday, I wish for these things for my writing life:
I wish to always love writing.
I wish to always love young adult books.
I wish to find time to write AND be a good mom.
I wish to write something that gets noticed.
I wish to create characters who mean as much to me as the teens I am writing for.
I've been neglecting my blog. Sorry. The winter months are always hard for me. It is bitterly cold here in Texas, I am stuck in my house, my kids are stuck in the house, I am tired of wearing frumpy layers, yada, yada, yada . . .
So, I'm trying to snap out of my funk, and here goes.
I thought I would write about our recent trip to the school library. I try to take my classes every couple of weeks, but we hadn't been there in several weeks because of the Christmas break. I am happy to say that there were lots of books checked out that day.
Here are some of the more popular titles that students were asking about:
1. Hunger Games
2. Catching Fire
6. A Child Called It
7. Dear John
8. Looking for Alaska
There were many other books that they talked about that day, but this is what I remember for now. I will get more info tomorrow to share. Happy reading.
I also opened a GoodReads account. Feel free to peruse my shelves!