So...I spent the entire day today at Arcadia University getting ready to teach my first class, meeting with the other composition profs and going over all kinds of important professor things. Am I ready? Hell no. But... I think I will be.
More importantly, afterwards I decided to go to Target for a few items to enhance my professor wardrobe-I've got to dress the part and to be honest, I don't have many professional type clothes-I'm pretty bohemian and I don't look my age (vegan benefit) so I know if Im going to be taken seriously, I've got to look the part and look a little older.
So I went in and I saw this black dress that looked like it might be professorally if I paired it up with a cardigan...so I took it to the dressing room and...
Well you'd never know it from the way it hung off that hanger, but I accidentally stumbled upon the MOST PERFECT LBD IN THE WORLD!!!! I don't think I've ever looked this good in a dress before-SERIOUSLY. Also, it turns out it's strapless. I could never wear this to work, although I want to wear it everyday.
What can we all learn from this?
Don't ever go out searching for the perfect little black dress. Go find something else and I swear your soulmate LBD will find you:-) Oh and I did find some professor clothes...but nothing as exciting as that dress!
I'm waiting for people to finish Blood Promise so I can talk to them already...grrrr. It's starting to sink in a bit...and I have to say, I love Richelle Mead to death, but its not my favorite in the series and the end...I won't give anything away, but my issue with it I think is that I know the plot of Spirit Bound (based on the cliffhanger) and I expected where I think Spirit Bound will end to be the way Blood Promise was going to end. Is that cryptic enough? I was kind of expecting something like what she wrote at the end all along and was surprised we'd have to wait for another book. AAAAAHHHH the waiting!!!
I'm still struggling in revision land and plotting out my entire series land. I honestly don't know exactly how this is all going to end and if its going to be 4 books or 5 or 6. I used to know...but since this draft that changed things...the story got bigger and thus requires the big bad ending (of the series) to be bigger. So I'm trying to sort that all out and its making me crazy!!!!!!! CRAZY I tell you. I'm sifting through literally hundreds of pages of notes I've been taking since 2003 (bc I think I may be combining another series with this so its one big one).
Man I wish I could just go lock myself in a hotel room for a month and sort this out.
Anyway last but not least, from time to time on my blog I mention my awesome friend Joanne, who is not only one of my amazing alpha readers but is an amazing indie book seller and keeps me supplied with my arcs. And now...she has a blog too and can share her awesomeness with everyone! Check out Joanne at My Brain On Books!
Ok thats all the update for now, hopefully Ill get out of this writing funk of plotting and planning and griping over my first draft. I guess this sort of thing happens to everyone...right?
UPDATE: Im looking over at my original book ideas...ok let me back up and explain something here.
Back in like February 2003 when I was a sophomore at Cornell...I had my BIG IDEA moment sitting in a student union center studying before a club meeting. I had my idea, my moment when I remembered how I'd wanted to be a writer my entire life and I knew what I'd write about. I began world building, putting together my history, creating characters etc and I did this until like the early summer of 2004. I had a dream...a dream that would eventually lead to my current story Rose Lily.
For years I've been working under the assumption that I'd write Rose Lily (who started as a sort of minor character in my original series) and then I'd write what I first came up with.
I've been struggling with reconciling the two series and now that I've been deeply looking at the original...I know now that 6 and half years later...I'm ready to let it go!
And I feel FREEEEEE and...relieved and I think now I have the freedom to end my story the way it needs to. I can finally accept that my first book was just that...a first book and its led me to this one and I don't need it anymore.
OMG-I am so relieved I've come to this decision, I can't tell you. Alright, back to work!