The Next Big Thing Slam Book
So it’s not really a slam book…but sometimes blog memes remind me of those awesome notebooks we used to send around in junior high. By “we” I mean all two friends and me.
ANYWAY, the lovely and wonderful Marie Lu tagged me in this fun little meme, and I thought I’d hop on…and tag three more authors! So, first I say what I’m working on…then I name three authors whose work I love. 🙂
What I’m Working On
Well, yesterday I turned in revisions for A DAWN MOST WICKED.
As I have mentioned on MANY occasions, this novella has darn near killed me. First I FINALLY found The Right Story with the how the Spirit-Hunters meet…and then, rightfully so, my editor pointed out that I wasn’t really showing any of Daniel’s relationship with The Girl Before Eleanor. And I spun my wheels trying to figure out why the romance was so flat in my earlier drafts…
And then it hit me like a freaking BUS that I wasn’t in love with Cassidy…so how could I write a convincing romance? I was still seeing her as The Girl Before Eleanor. I know it seems like such an obvious epiphany, but it took me MONTHS to finally see. And even then, it required me writing a few scenes AS Cassidy before I could really identify with her and see why Daniel would give her his heart .
ANYWAY. That just turned into a ramble. Sorry guys.
Now I’m going back to book 3, which needs to be WRITTEN…like…yesterday. 🙂
Authors I ADORE
So, I’m only supposed to mention three…but that seems so SMALL. How do I only pick three?
Well, let’s just say that I have MANY more authors than only three whose books I am anxiously awaiting. But, I decided to not include debuts and instead stick with authors who have sequels I am anxiously, DESPERATELY awaiting. 😉
First and foremost, I have to say…
I have to thank Erin Bowman (author of TAKEN, which I am very, very excitedly looking forward to in April 2013) for introducing me to this book. I’m going to do a full review for BLOOD RED ROAD on Monday…but…yeah. This series. THIS SERIES.
It will blow you away. And then some.
Next on my list is
Guys…like…guys. LEGEND is amazing, and I actually have an ARC of PRODIGY.
I started it. And put it down because I wasn’t emotionally prepared for it. YES. I kid you not. There are some books I do this with (THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken and the BOOK THIEF come to mind) because either 1) I am afraid they will emotionally cripple me and I have a deadline, or 2) I’m afraid they’ll emotional devastate me and I’ll never write again. This was one of those books. I knew within the first 20 pages that sh** was about to get REAL, and I wasn’t sure I was up to the task…
But I still have that ARC. And it’s gonna be a holiday read when there are no deadlines or self-doubts to worry about. HECK YES.
And finally, a book that caught me by surprise and blew me away…
This is the sequel to UNSPOKEN, and…also a book I am not sure I’ll be emotionally able to read. Now that I know how INTENSE stuff got at the end of book 1 (and it started out so funny and light!), I…may actually need some time before I can handle book 2.
Fortunately, I have a while before it comes out. 😉
Um, and I’m just gonna tack one more of these on here…because 3 just really isn’t enough.
I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Erica’s TORN trilogy. Those books will take you through one emotional roller coaster…made of awesome. She has a new book coming out, and even though I know very little about the story, I know she wrote it. And that guarantees it’ll be good. 🙂
So there you go–my “Next Big Thing” contribution.
Now YOU TELL ME:
What are you working on right now?
And what sequels are you really looking forward to?
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