Loving Husband has strep throat, so the Tax Deductions and I spent all day together -- running errands, terrifying shoppers at the grocery store, renting movies and touching all the candy bars at the local Hollywood Video. I love my kids, but man, I'm exhausted! God bless stay-at-home parents; you must have a wild abundance of energy and patience. I applaud you all.
So why am I blogging instead of curled up by LH's side, fighting the good fight for covers and no germs? I've got too much on my mind.
Part of it has to do with an AMAZING conference LH and I attended on Thursday night at the New York Public Library about copyright and Google Book Search. I hope to blog about that more tomorrow, because man, this is majorly important stuff, and all serious writers should be thinking about what this issue means -- and where they stand.
A bigger part is all about the day job. I'm the copy chief and production editor for my company's external business journal. And now I'm also going to be doing developmental editing for our online sister publication. This is a huge step in my editorial career, and I'm thrilled about this opportunity. (Insert happy dance here.)
And the biggest part is that I'll be talking to an agent about Book Three this Monday at 9 am. WOOT! Here's hoping that the conversation goes well.
Book Buzz of the Day
A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister. My friend Heather recommended this one, and for that I say: Smooches, Heather! This was a very fun read -- much lighter tone than Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series, and very sexy. I'm also in the middle of Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore. And let me tell you, the man's a bloody genius. Really. I think I'm going to have to buy every book he's ever published. (Again, major smooches to Heather for the recommendation!)