Friday, October 23, 2009

Freaky Friday

Hey, all! Halloween-ie weather here in Chi. Perfect for a little freak-ay Friday...

1. You don't want to know how tempted I was to buy this. My friends and I could take him to the pre-New Moon pub crawl--do you think he'll get carded?

2. This weekend our school district is turning its Science Center into Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's my job to bring kids through the TriWizard Tournament maze, dressed as, um, Mad Eye Moody. Uh-huh. Maybe I'll post pics.

3. OK, this book has been out for a while, but I'm going to sing its praises anyway: Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel, by Heather McElhatton. Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Well, this is a super inventive adult version. It starts at high school graduation (Do you want to travel or go to college?) and can end in 150+ different ways. Fun, fun, fun.

4. Karmic avalanche. Thanks to LiLa's "spread the love" campaign, good news abounds. Thanks, guys--I'm feeling all full of mushy love for my fellow writers.

5. Na-No-Wri-Mo, or, er, Na-No-Ne-Mo, or Na-No-Na-No--anyway, November is National Make Yourself Crazy Writing a Novel in a Month month. I'm in the final stretch of my WIP, so I'm not participating. I'm also not sure how I feel about this. Pressure is good. Deadlines are good. But, I just don't know...Anyone out there gonna try it?

Have a great weekend!


  1. 1. OK, so Nordstroms officially sells everything. That is hilarious.

    2. Please, please, please post pics.

    3. I can't even tell you how much I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. I devoured them. I can't wait to check this out!

    4. Spread the Love was totally a success. I just got yet another success story in my inbox this afternoon. Can't wait until we can announce all this good news.

    5. NaNo scares the crap out of me. Maybe we'll try it next year. I think every writer has to at least try it, right?

  2. Loretta

    I picked up Pretty Little Mistakes at lunch. way fun.

    Joe is doing the NaNoWriMo. Send him encouragement.


  3. Lori!! I didn't know you had a blog. I love it!

    Oh, I wish Joe luck! I think I'm just chicken!

  4. I'm not taking sides... but my daughter has a life size cut out of Edward. Creeps me out. I always think someone is in her room. Ewwwww.....

  5. Suzy, there's no way I could have a life-sized cut-out of anyone in my room. Oh, the nightmares!I'd get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, stumble into it and wake every soul in the neighborhood with my screaming!