Feb 1, 2011
Besides sleeping and ... well, ugh ...
So, I'm a Young Adult writer, let me keep this at least PG-13 with hints of R.
What do you do in the dark?
If it's 8:00 P.M. I'm tucking in my three mini-me's. The "tucking in" consists of me on one of three beds reading something extrodianary. If they're lucky, I read them such awesomeness like Becca Fitzpatrick's CRESCENDO. We have huge Patch fans in the mini-me's. Another favorite is Elizabeth Isaac's THE LIGHT of ASTERIA. If it's been a very, how do I say this?, trying night, my darling husband joins the three mini-me's and Bree Despain's THE DARK DIVINE OR THE LOST SAINT is re-read. My darling really has a thing for Grace. I actually had to bribe my husband with homemade cookies to get my copy of THE LOST SAINT back. Okay, the cookies weren't home made, but I did break them along the perforated edges and arrange them ever so neatly on the cookie tray.
Some nights, when the kids need to go to sleep quickly, I read them my current work in progress. They seem to fall asleep quickly when I'm doing read backs. I think its the melodic tone of my voice. Or maybe the pause, back space and re-types. Yes! I live in a land of delusion and dreams. LOL
Tonight, all of you are in the dark with me.
Hey, keep your hands in your lap, please!
Blogs and Tweets.
Facebook posts and mingling with my critique partners, aka the fairy godmothers.
All of these things take place in the dark.
By 9:30 P.M. I shuffle down the hall and climb into my bed and wait for one, if not all, of the mini-me's to join us or the alarm to cue a heart attack at 4:30 in the morning. Yes, I said 4:30 in the morning.
So what do you do in the dark?