I have to celebrate two awesome Shannon-ladies this week! Both Shannon Messenger(M) and Shannon O'Donnell(O) picked me (well random.org did) to win a book as a result of their Spreading the Awesome contests. At M's blog, I won The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull, which looks fantastical. At O's blog I won...wait for it...The 13th Reality by James Dashner (one of my most favoritist authors ever because of The Maze Runner). The 13th Reality has been on my TBR pile forever, so I am uber excited to get a signed copy. Yay!
Also, more reasons I love my CP Crystal. She sent me an email this weekend through which I am drawing so much inspiration.
My husband bought me this writer's digest magazine the other day, and there's this whole section about what agents are looking for in YA right now. And I read this and thought I would share it with you.
"I'd like to see a good gay novel, but one in which sexuality isn't an "issue" but part of the fabric of the story." Stephen Fraser agent with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
Good = Scotty and Justin's story
THAT IS YOUR BOOK!! And here is someone telling you they are just waiting for it to land on their desk! Your story is beautiful and moving. So get writing, send me something to critique, and feel inspired.
Just thought I'd tell you. I will expect your work on Monday jk. . . kinda.
Looks like this week may be a good week for writing! Oh, except I work everyday, many of them for twelve hours. Okay, so the writing will have to wait, but thank you, Crystal!