Friday again and I’m in the process of getting ready for the first vacation hubs and I will have taken together in three years although, ask me when I get back, if it was a vacation since it will be with family. LOL. We did reserve a cabin with lots of rooms so hopefully we won’t get on each others nerves. That will probably only happen during games of Settlers of Catan . . . Speaking of board games – cause my siblings and I love them – Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story was quite enjoyable.
In other news I did work on submission packets this week. Anyone else send some work out? Hear any good news? I haven’t noted any acceptances in a while. In two weeks I have one that has been out for almost six months that I need to check on otherwise most of 2012 has been met with prompt responses to submissions.
The poem I’m posting this week is me playing again with the alphabet so not so sure about it. Haven’t written a whole lot this week, but that may be partially due to a Sisterhood Everlasting induced funk. I read it on my Kindle and couldn’t put it down. I mention it here since it took up a lot of my evenings this week, and because I don’t think I’m capable of doing a full review on it. I read the other traveling pants books so I knew I’d probably read this someday, but I didn’t expect it to sort of break my heart. Can’t decide if that is a good thing yet although I did come away satisfied with the book except the whole “every woman apparently wants to be a mother” thing. The other did write the book while she was pregnant so….Also, not sure it is a young adult novel? The characters are now adults and it feels like a really adult book. How do you decide where that genre cuts off?
Maybe I’m a bit obsessed with that idea of what it means to have a “childhood” because I also watched a documentary called The Hollywood Complex and thought – man I don’t think I could make my kid go through audition after audition even if they said they wanted to go to Hollywood.
–and now to revise
On a poetic reading note I also finished Karen Hesse’s young adult (yeah a young adult theme with the books apparently!) verse novel Out of the Dust which is a great read no matter what age you are. It is also sad (like the other book I mentioned), but also gives you a sense of hope.
And, since I’m babbling a bit about young adult things I’ll mention how much I enjoyed The Legend of Korra the newest series in the Avatar Airbender universe.
I’ve babbled enough! Share your work. Comment back and forth, and it’ll come down a week from today.