Saturday, June 4, 2011
This and That
by Jeaniene Frost
As the subject line implies, this post will be all over the place :). In writing news, progress is being made on my new novel (which still doesn't have a title yet) and I'm happy about that. Beginnings are the bane of my existence, so I realize that a lot of what I'm writing could get deleted or revised, but as Nora Roberts once said, you can fix anything except a blank page. In appearance news, I'll be at the Romance Writers of America convention in New York this month from June 28 – July 1. The convention is held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. If you're attending the convention, you can find several Supernatural Underground authors (including me!) on panels, so be sure to check your conference schedule and come say hi! If you're not attending RWA but you're in the NY area, the huge, multi-author book signing is on the 28th and it's open to the public. Go here for details.
All work and no play makes Jeaniene a dull girl, so in addition to writing, I've also done some reading. Recent novels I enjoyed were Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, Dracula in Love by Karen Essex, and I'm halfway through A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, which is really cool. I also glommed through the first two seasons of Justified (Timothy Olyphant, you look GOOD in this show! ;), the first mini-season of Sherlock on BBC, and seasons five and six of Supernatural. True Blood starts up soon and I can't wait to dig into that (in case you were wondering, I am Team Eric all the way!).
Tomorrow - if I'm a good girl who gets in her word count today, lol - hubby and I are off to see X-Men: First Class. To tell the truth, when the trailer first came out for that, I wasn't at all interested in seeing it. I loved the first two X-Men movies but hated the end of the third with such fervor that it made me leery of future movies in the series. X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn't do much to reassure me, either (yes, Hugh Jackman looked hot, as did Lieb Schriever, but I was meh about the movie). I've heard X-Men: First Class is being compared to The Dark Knight for awesomeness, however, so I'm checking it out. Hope the rumors are true!
What's everyone else doing this weekend? Are you working, getting caught up on a little reading, TV time, movies, or something else?
- Jeaniene Frost