Snow, Maps and Slushpile Hell

It’s snowing like crazy here.  We should get between 7 and 9 inches tonight – yay!  I wrote my first book during a December snow storm (lasted all month) in 2008.  That book was DEMI, which has since been revised and is now sitting on my agent’s desk.

Okay, I’ve become addicted to the map at the bottom of the page.  Every time someone views the website, it makes a record of where they’re from.  Someone from Pakistan and now someone from Taiwan have viewed my site!  And I’m pretty sure the viewer from Australia is my good friend, Kristen.  Hi Kristen.  🙂

Besides the map at the bottom, I have to check Slushpile Hell every day.  It’s a treat when there’s a new entry up.  A harried editor puts up some of his funniest queries, and then makes a comment or two.  Yes, he’s snarky.  But man, he’s hilarious.  Be careful…if you click on the link, you’ll be hooked.

Also…my mentee Maeve Greyson made it past Round One of the Writing With the Stars Contest put on by Kensington and Romantic Times Book Reviews.  Soon the announcement will be made as to who makes it to the next round, and my fingers are crossed for Maeve!  So far…so good.   🙂

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3 thoughts on “Snow, Maps and Slushpile Hell”

  1. Rashda says:

    Oooh love the map! So glad your writing and mentoring is going well.

  2. Debbie Smith says:

    December is a perfect time for writing! 🙂

  3. Lynn Rush says:

    Love that map, too. I might have to steal it for my blog. LOL. Since I’m out here in the desert, I don’t see much snow unless I head north to Flagstaff or something. So, I’ll take a cool, rainy day and treat it like a snow day. I’m from Minnesota and Iowa so I know snow, for sure (hence the move to the desert) but yes, I could envision cuddling up on a snowy, cold day and pounding out some serious words to a novel.

    Slushpile Hell is hilarious!!! Have a great day.