Have you been waiting for Waiting for You to come out in paperback? If so, your waiting is almost over. Waiting for You will be released in paperback on April 6! Which I can’t believe is next week, but there you go. Added to entry: You can win a copy at TRT Book Club just by leaving a comment there today! I’ll also be checking in throughout the day to answer your questions.
In other book news, a new review of Something Like Fate is up at The Unprofessional Critic. Lauren even cast characters for the movie adaptation. She picked Zooey Deschanel to play my main character, Lani. That rules. I love Zooey! And casting book characters is always super fun.
Before I started this blog in 2007, I read lots of other authors’ blogs so I wouldn’t be entirely clueless. Now there are only a few other blogs that I read on a regular basis. At first I felt guilty that I wasn’t reading everyone’s blog all the time. But then I thought about how much time I spend online every day and…well, I don’t feel guilty anymore. One of the blogs I still read is Meg Cabot’s. She is always so fun and informative and inspirational and just freaking amazing. A few days ago, Meg wrote about writer’s block. She said how if she feels stuck because she can’t figure out where she took a wrong turn, she’ll think about the problem before going to sleep. In the morning, she usually wakes up with the answer right in front of her. This is an excellent example of how communicating with our subconscious can reveal all sorts of life-altering things. I’ve had dreams that revealed critical plot points of my books. This is why I keep a notebook and special stripy pencil on my nightstand – you never know when a brilliant idea will strike. I’ve heard other authors say that their book ideas came to them in dreams, too. There’s so much we don’t yet know about dreams, but one thing is clear. They have the power to enhance our lives.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I’m obsessed with The Office. Remember when Jim and Pam slept over at Schrute Farms and then rated it on TripAdvisor? It turns out that there’s an actual listing for Schrute Farms on TripAdvisor! They set it up as a hoot when the ep first aired and then decided to keep it. I’m having the best time reading people’s reviews. It’s awesome when fiction finds its way into real life.
Something less awesome? Trying to get into a healthy habit that’s just not sticking. A while ago, I mentioned how I wanted to start taking Omega-3. The problem is that I can’t get over the whole fish oil thing. I have these orange flavored Omega-3 packets that are supposed to be for kids. They don’t taste too bad, it’s just knowing that fish oil lurks within completely repulses me. In the meantime, I’ve been drinking Acai berry juice. It’s an acquired taste, but definitely worth getting used to. I won’t give up on the Omega-3, though. Disguising the taste with animal crackers might work. Yeah, I know I’m supposed to be a grownup. I just haven’t gotten the official memo yet.