Going to Gretna Green

It’s official. I’m thinking of running away with the Shiny Idea. It could very well be a brief romance that ultimately turns sour, but I’m frustrated with Rose Queen revisions, and I’m stuck at the end of Snowflake Step Four for this year’s NaNo novel because I can’t figure out exactly how my villain means to cause the collapse of the universe. (Troubling stuff.) I might do it. A little whirlwind writing never hurt anyone, right? Right? Besides, it has a shiny title, shiny character names, shiny not-quite-worked-out-in-my-head plot, shiny romance, shiny tragic ending. It’s the Shiny Idea of my dreams!

Yeah, I think I’m going to do it. Sans outline and all. I’ll keep you posted.

In other news, no word on the partial or the full; they’re at seven and eight weeks respectively. Next week I’m gonna have to bite the bullet and jot off some status queries. *shudder* This Agent Hunt is not for the faint of heart.

Reading Hunger Games (ack, I’m still not finished with Forest!). Gave up on the library queue (I’d made it to 20 out of 60) and just bought a copy. Over three-quarters of the way through and really liking it. Hard to put down (in fact when I’m done writing this blog I might have to run off and finish it).

Signed up for an account on Goodreads this morning. It remains to be seen how much I’ll actually use it, but for now the site seems pretty cool. I’ve realized lately that I have a hard time writing book reviews. I love talking about favorite books, and I’ll do a fair amount of gushing (see post below :-)), but to wrangle a decent review out of me takes a lot of effort. I wonder why that is?

Went to Prescott this weekend (trees! temps in the sixties!) and wandered into a used bookstore downtown. They had a lot of great, great stuff in there, not least of which was an entire collection of way oldschool George Eliot (so oldschool they didn’t have copyright dates). Tragically, I couldn’t afford to buy the whole set, but I did nab Middlemarch (even though I already have a copy), because it’s one of my favoritist books ever.

I love books. Did I mention that?

Speaking of books, Hunger Games is calling me.

And then I have to pack for Gretna Green.

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