Wednesday, December 22, 2010

happy holidays!

Things are a little busy right now (and too cold for pretty outfits!) but I'll see you all after the New Year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

state of the me

I think I've really only got the energy to post once a week these days. I've been looking at my archives from this summer, when I was posting two or three times a day, every day, and I'm sort of boggled.

On the other hand, I'm happy with the way my energy is being channeled into writing right now. I'm managing 1000 words a day without too much trouble, sometimes more! If I keep up this pace, I'll have a novel in a couple of months.

That reminds me: if you liked the short stories I posted here, you can download them (plus two more!) as an ebook here. I named it "four love stories, and a robot," which I feel is an accurate description of the contents.

I got $150 in Barnes & Noble giftcards for my birthday/Hanukah! If anyone has suggestions for how I should spend them, I'd love to hear your ideas. So far I know I'm getting:

In Great Waters, by Kit Whitfield

The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer, by Emily Martin

Fashion, from the Kyoto Costume Institute

Bill Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue

Tim Gunn's Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

What else do you think I should get? I love beautiful illustrations, fashion history (and other history too!), science fiction and fantasy, YA lit, and '30s women's novels like Miss Pettigrew and Cold Comfort Farm.