One of those weeks...
This has been one of those weeks that I both love and hate. Love because I accomplished a huge housekeeping task that I'd been putting off since January--converting a basement bedroom that had become the house "junk drawer" back to what I had intended it to be--my book room. My sister is coming to visit which was the motivation to finally getting it done. And I did. But in the process, something had to suffer.
That's where the hate comes in. I fell woefully behind in my writing. I'm supposed to be halfway to the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words--I'm weighing in at about 9,000. Can I catch up? With the holiday and company? Probably not. Will I try? Damn straight!
Also, I had a friend come in to town over the weekend from San Diego. It snowed. I hate driving in snow. Even after seventeen or so years of living in Colorado, I still avoid doing it at all costs. So, Gary, I'm sorry our timing was so off. Sunday morning dawned bright and clear and I figured, great, we can meet downtown, do brunch, a little sightseeing. But for some reason, we failed to make contact. Messages didn't get through. Maybe we'll have better luck next time.
Tomorrow night (I'm writing this on Wednesday afternoon--instead of working on my novel, I might add) Mario and I and the rest of our Pearl Street Critique gang are attending the first signing of one of our RMFW
Publisher's Weekly had this to say about her debut novel, The Big Bang:
“Hull’s satisfying debut explores the McMansions of Melody Mountain
Ranch, a planned suburb where eating disorders, lesbian affairs, and a
coven of teenage witches are just a few of the outrageous secrets hiding
behind the idyllic facades. Hull deftly handles a multitude of
complicated characters and brings about a conclusion that will leave
readers suitably scandalized.”
Sounds like fun!! Who doesn't like being suitably scandalized!! Since Linda is one of the Hand Hotel Writers, I can't wait to share this evening with her. There's nothing like an author's first signing. If you'd like to share in the festivities, too, Linda will be signing at the Tattered Cover (LoDo), 7:30 PM, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202.
Don't be shy. Come on up and say hello. Mario might bite, but I don't.
Labels: Linda Joffe Hull, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, The Big Bang