Thursday, January 11, 2007

Things I Dig Lately (that may or may not have anything to do with writing & books)...

  • The Class of 2K7's YouTube video. The images go by so fast you must watch it over and over and over.
  • Vintage clutch purses, my latest favorite thing to buy on eBay. (Please fellow eBayer--you know who you are--stop bidding on that vintage '80s purple leather number because I'm sure you don't want it as much as I do.)
  • Author research. I've been doing a lot of it lately as I prepare interview questions for 2008 CWIM articles. It's wonderful to get lost in websites and blogs and hear authors read their work with the click of my mouse. Immersing myself in all things Author is pretty much my favorite part of my job. And it makes reading books feel so much more intimate, like I'm reading the work of a friend. I admire authors not only putting their work out there, but putting themselves out there.
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts. I munched down a big pile of them while I read my email this morning. They are pretty gross when they're boiled. But oven roasted Brussels sprouts are like little tiny cabbage candies.
  • Freelancers meeting deadlines. My 2008 CWIM articles are pouring in and I'm reading them and they are good good good. I've been very smiley at my desk this week.
  • Staying up way past my bedtime to finish a really good debut novel because I love the characters then finding out the author has written a sequel that's under contract.


Disco Mermaids said...

I can't wait to read what you're working on for the 2008 CWIM. I've bought your books the day they came out for the past several years.

Love it!

- Jay

Donna Alice said...

Roasted brussel sprouts? Okay, that sounds like something I've got to try.

I'm a "fan" of writer's blogs too. It's fun to look out over cyberspace and see we are not alone as we struggle to squeeze out the words.

I'd sleep with my CWIM if it wasn't so thick!

Alison Ashley Formento said...

I have never tried brussel sprouts—something my mom hated and never served when I was growing up. You make them sound scrumptious. Thanks for the fun posts--lots to check out.

Agyw said...

I'm going to be a bit of a blog slut here, and post to a few of your posts, because they got to me. You had me at "roasted brussel sprouts".

Must- try- brussel-sprouts (we, including the seven year old LOVE them, but fully slathered in cheese, preferrably of the supercalifragilistically sharp variety). I have to admit to a hankering for artichoke hearts as well. Must be winter. Double Geh. (I'm sorry, actually, I know you're trying to be positive, so I will take my "geh and double geh" back and just whatever. Works for the seventeen year old.