Welcome to the last weekday before insanity! Most of you know that I'm referring to NaNoWriMo, which begins next Monday. I did NaNo last year and killed it, in several different meanings of the word, but I'll have to sit it out this year.
Instead of NaNo, I'll be doing ReviseMo of my last year's NaNo. :) I'm over the halfway point of massive rewrites and I've gotta get this puppy finished. My goal is to do it by the end of November. So while thousands of you will be cranking out 50,000 words in a month, I'll be finishing the polishing of 50,000 words. And then it's on to querying and the fun fun of the agent hunt.
GOOD LUCK to all of you NaNo-ers! Stop by once in a while when you need to take a break because your brain is oozing out your ear and your fingertips have gone numb from pounding on the keys. And because I think so many of you are frantically getting ready for the start of NaNo this week, I'm going to extend the deadlines for this week's giveaways and add one more.
Comment on any posts this week and next week for the chance to win a copy of Graceling, a Manic Bloom CD, or the book Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskey.
Confession: I have no idea if this book is even any good. I picked it up purely for the sheer awesomeness of the title (title=win.) and the back cover copy. I haven't actually read it.
From the back cover:
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn't fit into Jessica Packwood's senior-year "get a life" plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth and he's her long-lost fiance. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire's Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But Jessica has never even been kidssed--how can she possibly commit herself to a long-term relationship? Or an eternal relationship, for that matter?
It sounds exactly my kind of romance: tongue-in-cheek and no moping for several months. The story could be pure cow's tripe, but I really hope not. If you win it we'll have to both read it and compare notes.
Good luck with your last weekend of freedom!