Friday, January 21, 2011

Back in the Drafting Saddle and Wishing for Roller Skates

This week, I started back to work on what I hope will be my third book to hit the shelves. I've been away from it for a while; I did about six million edits on BAD TASTE IN BOYS (but now I'm DONE!) and wrote a couple of chapters of a just-for-fun project. It's not funny. At ALL. During the process, I discovered that it is indeed possible for me to rein in my inner smartass, but she doesn't like me for it.

Anyway, now I'm back to drafting the new book, and I had a few Ideas of Brilliance on how to change things. So I've been walking around the house with half my brain whirling around the plot and the characters. I may have been muttering to myself. I definitely have been wishing that the snow would melt and a pair of size 5 1/2 roller skates would fall from the sky.

In other news, ARCs of BTIB have been spotted out in the wild! Did you score one?

7 comments:

storyqueen said...

What you need are some rollerskates with zombies or something on them like your awesome shoes!

Matthew Rush said...

Ah! Very clever Shelly. Would those be rollerskatez?

Lora said...

Don't anger the inner smartass. We love your inner smartass. Plus, even decidedly serious stories need a little snark to help the medicine go down.

Abby Minard said...

I'm waiting for your ARC- I think my friend and teen librarian is getting one in at some point...crossing my fingers!!

Julia King said...

An ARC would make me squeal in delight, but I like the apprehensive factor of waiting until BTIB is released for real. So, 5 1/2 size shoe, eh? I thought I was the only person with small feet. Mine range from a 5 1/2 and 6. Yah for the small shoe size robot ninja puppies singing Putting on the Ritz.

K. M. Walton said...

Oh how I would love to hold an ARC of BTIB in my hands. I am ARC'less.

And loads of luck on your new book. Go, Carrie, go!

Anonymous said...

I'm at the same stage now! Unfortunately, I haven't finished editing... Good luck!