Friday, January 25, 2013

Even though I pretend not to care about anything, I'm awkward enough that I need validation before I publish a book

I'm sure there are a number of convincing excuses that I could give you for not having a third book for you to read. I'm sure you don't really want to hear them, as they usually consist of me just being really, really, realllllly lazy.

But I've got a good one this time.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Things I will never do (when writing)

Happy new year to the three people that will ultimately read this blog post*. At the end of February 2013, I'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of The Complex, which is simultaneously exciting and not so exciting. (*I apologize in advance to the hundreds of people who will read this blog post when googling "You're tacky and I hate you," which is the biggest search that leads to my blog, courtesy of a pic I included in one of my previous posts. I'm not including you in my hit tally--though I appreciate your patronage.)

Unless I'm doing a really bad job of conveying this in my blog and in my books, I really don't take myself seriously at all. I don't really talk about my books with many people, I've actually never autographed a book (and have now made that fact into a bigger deal than it should be, though my mom is convinced that she can get me to sign one for her), and I have not spent a dime on my books. That being said, I love them and they do matter to me, despite my excessive efforts at nonchalance.

Still, I have compiled a list of things that I will never do in relation to book-writing. You can call me out on one of these if I break them, but I probably won't. It's a new year, it's a fab time to make lists, and I will probably add more to this list in the future: