January 2nd, 2009

Happy new year!

I hope you’ve had happy holidays! I certainly have. I received my first review of Going Too Far, an overall perfect 10 from Young Adult Romance Writers! I got and gave wonderful books for Christmas. Last Sunday I hosted lunch for 36--lots of fun because I have the coolest extended family, all book nerds and band geeks. New Year’s Eve I hosted dinner for 14 of my friends. Neither party was a big stressor for me because everyone brought food. All I had to do was prepare the house for guests.

New year, new books. If you enjoy Jennifer Crusie and Lani Diane Rich, be sure to check out my critique partner victoria_dahl’s first romantic comedy, the hilarious and very sexy Talk Me Down, which was released yesterday. Teenagers beware, though. This book is for adults because (1) it’s dirty and (2) Vicki is exactly the kind of friend who will get you in the most trouble in high school: an underachieving National Merit Scholar.

As for me, I’m back to writing my NaNoWriMo book. I need 100,000 words and I plan to finish on January 31. Words of encouragement and derision are equally welcomed--I am inspired by both. Ready, set...