This is pure randomness, but you don’t mind, right?
Six things I’m loving right now:
1. Good reviews in unexpected places
I got the most amazing review of CREEP on my friend GYSC’s blog, Economic Disconnect, last Saturday. He sent my book to one of his regular readers, and that reader had some very cool things to say about it. What does CREEP have to do with economics, you ask? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, but that’s the beauty of the internet. You never know who you’re going to meet. And I’m glad I met GYSC. I know way more about the stock market, robots, and DNA than I ever thought I would (just don’t quiz me).
2. Book signings in my hometown
Don’t you love meeting authors in person? ME TOO! I will be in Toronto for a book signing at the Chapters on Queensway on Monday, November 7th at 7 p.m. If you’re local, come by and say hello. If you’re not, that’s okay. I’m sure I’ll come back with a ton of pictures to post here, most of them with my mom looking insanely proud. (This will be my first solo book event, AND my first event in Canada – I’m nervous, y’all!)
3. Fourth drafts
Book Two is going splendidly. I’m well into the fourth draft, and this is the stage where I do all my edits by hand in purple ink (yes, it must be purple – I am very superstitious about this). This is when the story becomes fully realized and the writing becomes really beautiful. Fourth drafts fill me with joy. I’m hoping to send the book to my editor at the end of this month.
4. The magic of Twitter
I used to hate Twitter, mainly because I couldn’t grasp how it all worked. I finally get what the fuss is about, and I’ve got to say, I really love it! I’ve met so many cool and interesting people lately. If you’re not stalking me there, why aren’t you? I’m @JenniferHillier.
5. The month of October
I love October. It’s my favorite month. Cool but not cold, red and gold leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, Thanksgiving (in Canada), and Halloween. What more could you ask for?
6. Lady Gaga’s “You and I”
Hands down, this has got to be my favorite song of 2011. I love everything about it, and whether you love her or hate her, Gaga always gives it her all.
What do you love right now? Be as random as you want!