Wierd Writer Dreams...
Maybe it was the to-furkey but I had some wacky dreams last night. Basically, somehow the first 13 chapters of my book that were revised got into the hands of a book reviewer or who only read her review books on airplanes and the title of her blog was Ripped From My Hands, with the concept being she loved books so much that someone would have to rip them from her hands or she'd never stop reading. Though with my book, I think the ripping out of her hands might have had something to do with the fact that I'm not finished revising so the book had to be ripped before she came to the unpolished stuff.
I don't know. I just dream it.
So I had no idea that Ripped From My Hands had a semi-complete copy of my book and through google alert I found a half-written review she'd written on her blog. She only wrote half the review because she'd only read half the book. Makes sense...
Anyway I spent most of the dream trying to figure out what she really thought because she graded it a 3 out of 5 (which I thought was bad) but her review was really good, she liked the characters and the plot and ...yeah, the book had to be ripped from her hands. So I was very perplexed and my only conclusion I can come to now is that maybe she only half graded it because she only half read it.
I think there was actually another review online too in my dream, I remember there were two, but honestly, after going to a blog called Ripped From My Hands, how do you remember anything else?
New Moon Take 2
In other news, I took two of my sisters to see New Moon last because I'm the best big sister ever. And I have new observations. I don't care if RPatz and KStu are doing it in real life. They have NO onscreen chemistry. Bella and Jacob DOOOOOOO! It's killing me now that they didn't kiss. And when Edward finds out she is "dead" and Bella knows...I really don't care. I don't understand how she left Jacob. I'd have been like, "oh sorry, Edward you are way too irrational for this crap. Look, we read Romeo and Juliet together right? In class? You saw the movie! You know what happens! First, you must check on me to make sure I am dead for real and not just faking it. You spent months obsessing over whether or not you could even love me, where Romeo loved Juliet in .57 seconds, so you're not really the fickle brash kind of guy. So think before you try and kill yourself. In the meantime, I need some loving from Jacob. Peace out."
Two best scenes in the movie...Jacob in Bella's room trying to get her to remember the wolf story. He is so sweet and wants her to remember sooooo badly and that hug.... And then the scene with Victoria running. Really, that could have been the whole movie, Victoria just running would have been awesome, almost as awesome as I think Face Punch might be.
SCBWI Winter Conference
My WONDERFUL aunt gave me my Hannukah present early this year with the best gift ever: The SCBWI Winter Conference in NY! Who's going? Let me know. Because we have to meet up if you are.
Another Award!!! OMG THANK YOU!
Thank you, Shannon. You are too sweet!
I'd like to pass this award onto ...
I've been kicking adverbs and deleting lines and just making chapter 14 a lot more awesome. Maybe Ripped From My Hands can add to my review now but here are the current stats. I am SOOOOOOO excited to be finished with chapter 14 you have no idea! Hopefully I can tackle chapter 15 by the end of tomorrow!
Chapters Revised: 14
Chapters Remaining: 8
Page Revised: 333
Pages Remaining: 142
Page Count: 475
Word Count: 139, 323
These numbers makes me feel Fan-freaking-tastic! :-)
All right if any of you were crazy enough to go shopping today than I hope you got what you wanted and survived. Enjoy the rest of Black Friday :-)