Thursday, October 29, 2009

Random Friday

My mind is a little scattered as I write this. The week has been busy with working, soccer games, basketball practices, football games, dentist appointments and a sick husband.

So this post will probably be a little random.

Update: I'm going through my book one more time to tighten it up before I start querying. I hoping for second week in November.

Funny moment of the week: 14 year old son says: "Apparently the girl who we thought liked my friend likes me and now our friendship is going to turn into an awkward sitcom series."

This is the ultimate in trying to protect the environment. A guy at work told me that in Brazil this summer the government launched a campaign to encourage people to pee in the shower, so they would save water. Apparently they shower 3 times a day, because it's so humid.

Bought the book Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld, but my son stole it from my bookshelf before I could crack it open. Also bought the Uglies series by the same author, because my sister-in-law said they were awesome. Hoping to read more at the end of November.

Finally good luck to all of those who are participating in NaNoWriMe in November. I wish I could do it, but I need to get this book done. Maybe I'll have a week in December where I'll write non stop. Anybody else want to join me?


JKB said...

Good luck with the querying! That becomes so exciting!!!

Your boy cracks. Me. Up.

"Awkward sitcom series"


Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Not sure I could be *that* green. :D
Clever son.
~ Wendy

strugglingwriter said...

The pee in the shower thing? I sure hope it isn't one of those bath/shower combos. Ick!

Heidi Willis said...

Those are great random thoughts!

Your son is awesome! What a hoot! That may have me laughing randomly all day.

NaNo isn't working for my timetable either. And last year it was when I started querying. Relish the querying. You can do NaNo anytime. YAY for finishing the book and getting it ready to get out there!!

Susan R. Mills said...

Yes, December. I'll write non-stop for a week. I'll join you.

Patti said...

Jen: I'm excited at the possibilities and also extremely nervous.

Wendy: I'm not sure I could do that either. He didn't seem to have a problem with it.

SW: I never thought of that, either way it's kind of gross.

Heidi: He either has me laughing or ripping my hair out.

Susan: I'll hold you to that.

Natalie said...

I liked the Uglies series. I thought the first 2 books were the best--the third was a little disappointing. I just got Leviathan too, I hope it's good.

Good luck with querying!!! It's exciting to finally send your work out into the world.

Chantele said...

I'll join you in December as well!:) November is stressful, and there is no way I could do the NaNo while pregnant. I can't stay awake long enough to do anything actually.:) Good luck on querying! I'm glad to be reading blogs again after my little break!:)

lotusgirl said...

Fun facts. I liked the Uglies series too. Good luck with getting the book ready for queries. You want to avoid the week of Thanksgiving though.

Patti said...

Natalie: The Ugly series is still wrapped in celaphane. I'm beginning to wonder when I'll be able to read again.

Chantele: Welcome back. Hope the pregnancy is going well.

Lois: Thanks for advice on Thanksgiving.

Jessie Oliveros said...

But is your son secretly happy that the girl likes him instead? I'm excited for you to get your book out. I am not doing NaNo because I want to rewrite, and not quickly. And unfortunately December is out with baby things.

lauraabest said...

Your week sounded extremely busy. I wish you luck with your book, Patti!!!