Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good and Bad

Hola! It's been a while, I know. I just haven't felt like blogging. Too many other things going on, and I've been living in my own little Jenna-revision-world anyway. People keep catching me staring at the walls or the ceiling for long periods of time.

There is too much. Let me sum up.

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Good: Last night, while lying in bed listening to the Angels/Mariners game on the radio, I solved my subplot problem. Yes! One thread has been giving me headaches since I started, never quite fitting, never being strong enough to balance everything else. Voila--if I move all the action one month later, I complicate Jenna's life tremendously and make everything more difficult, yet stronger. Perfect. Ha ha.

Bad: I couldn't sleep at all last night, tossing and turning while my mind worked on the implications of the above. Major ripples to deal with. {YAWN}
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Good: Child starts Kindergarten tomorrow. Same teacher as last year, so no stress there. And we all love her school.

Bad: Of her two best friends, one moved to another school for kindergarten and the other is in the other classroom. {sigh} AND she's five and so big and her childhood is zooming by...{sniff}
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Good: My grad school classes have started and are fun so far, especially digital photography. Yay!

Bad: My grad school classes have started.
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All good:
You MUST READ Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst. Yes, it's a middle-grade novel based on fairy tales. I don't care what grade it's for. It's inventive, captivating, funny, and intense. The concept is original and very well done. I read the whole thing in One Day. Go. Check it out. Trust me.

4 comments:

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

How's the writing coming on?

best wishes
Annie

Precie said...

Susan--

Did you see agent Nephele Tempest's special blog call for YA queries?????

YA Queries

Susan Adrian said...

Hi Precie:

I did. Excellent opportunity, but unfortunately it says clearly only COMPLETED works may apply. Jenna is not...quite...there...

Thanks for the notice!

Susan Adrian said...

Coming along well, Annie, thanks! Head down and all that...