Checking in...

Hey everyone, long time no chat?I really missed my blog. You have no idea. So, the Los Angeles book reading party was, of course, amazing. I'm glad I got to hear more girls read their stories. They always have more 'umph' [as my mother calls it] when they're read by the authors rather than by someone else. I also got to see some of my good friends that I haven't seen in a while [That'd be you guys, Michelle and Aidan!] After that, I went to Florida to visit with the family. I didn’t realize how much I missed them till I was with them. I love my family; it’s an important part of a person’s essential make up. I just now got back from a book signing in San Jose for Eoin Colfer, the author of Artemis Fowl and I got to see my friend again [Aidan,….that’s you]. So yeah, been pretty busy with a bunch of stuff, not to mention the three weeks when I was limited to five minutes a week on the computer. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t lagged on the December blog. By the way, sorry about that, I’ll make up for it! =] Hey, did anyone hear about the many best-seller books in Japan that were written on the phone? They've got to have had blackberries or sidekicks! Seriously, they're going to have arthritis in a few years. Still, I thought that was cool. I should do that. *Looking at phone* Then again, maybe not. Knowing me, I think I'd have better luck writing the book backwards than on a phone.One of the things that I don't want to do in my writing is make everything work out in the end like some sort of fairytale. I think it's important that people realize not everyone gets to be the princess in the story. It reminds me of one of my friends' birthday parties. We were all upstairs playing some sort of make-believe game, as we always did at age 7/8 [I was always young for my grade]. The birthday girl, who we all agreed should be the main character, appointed me to be the best friend in the story, which everyone wanted to be. So, as I'm sure you can imagine, it resulted in total chaos and drama to the point where one of the most dramatic one's asked to "go home or die". Of course, this whole matter was resolved over candy, popcorn, and a movie. Still, it just goes to show that everyone wants to be the best in the story. Well anyways, I'm glad I got to blog again. If anyone has any  ideas of topics for me to talk about, message me with it and I'll do my best to incorporate it. Everyone, readers and writers alike, feel free to email me! I like talk to the other writers, and of course it's always interesting to hear the reader’s views on the book.  Talk to you all soon!~Dani




jordynt said:

O yes, LA was great.

...And there's a sentence I never thought I'd say or type or even think...

I wish I had a topic for you to write about but I really don't, except to say that I don't usually make things all nice and tidy and wrapped up in my writing either. I make it good, but not perfect.

January 17, 2008 11:49 PM

kalim said:

Its been awhile since LA! lol But it was great all the same. And I know what you mean with the whole anti-fairytale ending thing. All of my stories end in death and distruction. Its just more fun. :]

January 18, 2008 9:19 AM