Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank you, readers!

I have the *best* readers EVER. It's a fact. Last night, I sent out the first Canterwood Crest newsletter and when I checked my e-mail this morning, I had over 30 new messages from you all saying the sweetest things about the books. I'm floating this morning--thank you!! You also did something awesome and put up new reviews on Amazon. How lucky am I?!

If you haven't signed up, check out the sidebar and do so. I'll be sending a newsletter once a month or whenever I have super big news to share. The subscribers of the newsletter got to hear a secret that hadn't been announced here yet. The news?

Behind the Bit went into its second printing! Yay! I'm so excited about that.

Onto other things...

I think I moved to Seattle and not NYC. Is it supposed to rain this much here? I reeeeaaallly need to go out today, but didn't want to anyway and then when I saw it was raining I was like, "Ha. It's raining. Excuse. Staying in."

I'm in my cozy writer clothes (yoga pants, t-shirt and hoodie) and am working on Canterwood Crest marketing. I'm making a list of big horse shows for junior riders and other equine associations to contact about the series.

Also, I've got an ARC of HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick that looks so amazing. I Tweeted about the cover yesterday and y'all agreed with me--amazing cover.

And, finally, in this random jumble of a blog--I started writing a new story on paper last night. Paper. The last time I wrote a book on paper? Um, never. I type way faster than I write and it seems like a waste of time to transfer paper writing to the computer. But I *wanted* to start this story on paper and I'm hopeful about what I've got so far. I ended up writing a page with one opening, then starting over and switching to another. Then I changed format. And the weirdest part is that I still like it this morning. Usually, I hate my writing the next morning. I look at it and go, "Ugggh! That's the worst thing ever! Delete!" But I actually like this. And I came up with a sick tag for it that I can't share, but I'm excited.

So, I'm going offline to write more on paper. How odd. How about you guys? Anyone write on paper? Or is it computers only?


MeganRebekah said...

I tried writing on paper one time, while on a day trip to the beach a few months ago. It did not work for me. At all. First the location was bad - wind, sand and family members bugging me every two minutes. Then I edit too much as I write and ended up with a page filled with scratch outs and tiny handwriting inserting new lines in the margins.

I still carry a notebook with me most places, in case I ever want to torture myself with writing by hand, but I have yet to use it again.

Good luck with yours though - if it works for you, then go for it!

Kelly J. Becker said...

LOL I write on paper! Unfortunately.... it takes a long time and I get bored of the story I'm writing :P.... I LOVE Canterwood Crest and BTB is sooo good! I'm almost done reading it. I'm gonna buy Triple Fault right when it releases!

Bookworm said...

OMG YAY! That is so so so exciting! Congrats, Jess!
And you are so lucky it's raining. I LOVE rain!!

Please sign me up for the newsletter:

Keri Mikulski said...

Congrats!!! :)

Yes, sometimes.. If I can't get to my laptop or I have to work out a scene I can't get right. :)

Butterscotch Pony said...

I write on paper because it's *hard* to get on my family computer to write! Either somebody is on or I have to bug my mom to put the password in so I can use it. Plus I cant sit on the computer for too long. Though I agree with MeganRebekah, my pages are usually full of scribbles!

Jane said...

Congrats ^^
I just borrowed Take the Reins from the library & it was a nice read. Then I noticed that there was the website at the back cover & by the time I came, you already sent out your first newsletter! Ooh, gah.
Good luck with your wring on paper!

PS: The name Sahara gave me an idea for my horse cyberpet! Thanks!

CanterwoodCrestCrazy said...

Haha, ummm....computer. I spend WAY to much time typing on there that my mom says i better become a famous author one day and get her a thousand bucks. lol.

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