As I think I mentioned, I'm neck deep in edits trying to get The Sequel ready for Agent Michelle and Editor Erica. I also Think I'll start capitalizing Random Things throughout this Blog Post, because that isn't at All Annoying or anything.
So I lost a day to food poisoning. (Dear Panda Express: Not only are you guilty of false advertising [in addition to the "gourmet" aspect of your claims, I have never once seen any panda on your menu], your food is gross and you tried to poison me. Well HA! I didn't die! So you can take your horrible stomach cramps and drown in your own grease! NEVER AGAIN, Panda Express. NEVER AGAIN.) (Whew. Umm, sorry guys. I'm a little bitter.) (Best part of it was dreaming that my stomach really hurt and my son was lying on top of me, making it hurt even more, and then waking up to find he was, in fact, lying on top of my stomach. A more adorable variation of the Hag, I suppose.) (How about another parenthetical?)
And then I lost a paragraph to random parenthetical tangents. But yesterday was not a loss, considering I got to go hang out with a couple of Very Cool Authors, Becca Fitzpatrick and Lisa McMann. We met for lunch and they were funny and delightful. (And really hot, too. What's up with YA authors?) (I mean, umm, not that I'm saying I'm hot or anything. But you could, if you wanted to.) (But if you saw me this morning you'd be more likely to link to that hag definition again.)
Me, Lisa, and Becca. They both have pretty hair. And yes, I'll say it for you: "Lisa's shirt is awesomesauce!"
Then later that night I went to a local signing. They both read from their books (Lisa is a horrible, horrible tease and read from something that isn't coming out for a YEAR-AND-A-HALF--Lisa, you are a wicked person), and then did a Q&A. The best part was their banter and interaction. I think it's so smart of publishers to have authors tour together. That way the weight of "performing" isn't solely on one person. These two were very funny together. And Becca, who is an absolute sweetheart, remembered me saying at lunch that I have a hard time talking about what my book is "about" in person, and so put me on the spot by pointing me out and having me say what my book is about! Becca, someday I will return the favor. (Just kidding. I was wildly flattered to be pointed out in such illustrious company.)
Other than that, I can't remember what this blog post was about. You probably can't, either, although I have a sneaking suspicion it was never about anything at all. Blame Editing Brain. It leaves very little room for coherency.
So, to sum up: Panda Express = BAD. Lisa McMann and Becca Fitzpatrick = GOOD. Staying in my pajamas all day because I can't be bothered to dress when I've got edits to finish = BUSINESS AS USUAL.