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Friday, 21 February 2014

Express Yourself Meme and Celebrate the small things

Express Yourself Meme this week wants a list of five book world's I wouldn't want to live in and five that I would want to go to.

Never Ever!

1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - If you read it, you'd know why.

2. The Diary of Anne Frank - Same here.

3. Moonless by Crystal Collier - Seriously the soulless are scary. And the passionate can be...a bit too passionate.

4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Love a disease? Please!

5. Flowers in the Attic by  V.C. Andrews - Incest. Need I explain any further? Love the books but would never take a character's place. EVER.

Take Me!

1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - Screw The Dark Lord, I want to see some magic.

2. X-Men created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby -  Comic, novel, movie....who cares! Sign me up!

3. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - I just want to see it. No I don't any powers, just a back stage pass.

4. Um...Oh Batman Universe - Yup, I want to see Batman...and Poison Ivy from a distance.

5. Static by L.A. Swift - Hey I would like to see someone change from female to male or vice versa. Plus can you imagine how insane Wendy William's Hot Topic segment would be if this was real life? Tell me you wouldn't want to get a peek at that?

Yes I picked comics too but I don't care! It's my list.

Celebrate the small things

Sadly not my best week but I do have something to be happy about. Yesterday I saw that Riptide Publishing retweeted my netgalley review of Static. Also I have been ruminating about it and decided I want to complete Monster City before October 2014 so I can enter it in the 2015 Times/Chicken House Children's Competition. Worst case scenario if I don't make it I can always enter Chickenhouse Open Submission if they have it again next January. Monster City is a w.i.p. MG and I would feel more comfortable having help from a publisher selling it than doing it on my own. Also I write mostly YA and don't want to give mixed signals to any agent by shopping it out first. I know agents can do both YA and MG but since this might be my only MG, I just feel more comfortable trying to get it to a publisher on my own first. Plus I'm holding out for Circa being my first manuscript to shop to agents next year or later.

Yes that's my celebration this week. Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Having a goal for your WIP is a good idea. Chicken House is an excellent publisher. Happy weekend :)

  2. Sounds like you have a couple options for Monster City.
    Incest. No, you don't need to say more.

  3. Congrats on the RT and your goals for Monster City. Good luck and have a good weekend!

  4. Good luck completing your novel by October, I'm sure you can do it :)

  5. I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall for Anne Frank, but I can completely understand your reasons for Flowers in the Attic - never could get myself to read that one. Sorry it wasn't your best week, but it sounds like things are looking up a bit.

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  6. Hang in there with your novel. Your hard work will pay off. I read Anne Frank in 7th grade---pretty powerful voice to say the least!

  7. Ooh! Middle Grade is in demand, or so I've heard. Good luck with your project!

  8. Keep trying for a publisher, but don't be afraid of going it alone. We're out here to help you, Sheena-kay.

  9. A good decision, I hope you find a good editor!

  10. I tend to have a path of submission ideas for my books too, so if it comes back, it can go out again straight away. Good luck with Monster City.

  11. WTG on your celebrations.
    "The Diary of Anne Frank" - I hadn't thought of adding that! Very true.


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