Little known fact about me: every person in my family has had a supernatural experience–except me.
The closest I’ve come to having an experience for myself was actually my hubby’s experience while I was sleeping in the same room. I was not conscious, so needless to say, I don’t get to claim that ghost story as my own.
I’m not sure if my lack of experiences is part of why, but I’ve always been fascinated by people’s ghost stories–their retelling of their brushes with the supernatural are one of my favorite things to talk about.
Soooo, I thought I’d blog about it.
I have a short stack of stories from my sisters, hubby, and Mom that I’ll plan to re-tell here over the coming weeks. How about you? Care to tell your #ghoststory? I would love to let you tell it here! Hit me up here, on twitter, or on facebook!
Every once in a while, I like to give an update on my various projects and other authorly things that have been getting my attention lately. So, here you go: the latest What Have I Been Working On? post.
In a previous update, I wrote that I was planning to pitch to a handful of literary agents and editors at Emerald City Writers Conference, in October. Well, I did that–and my favorite agent (the one I was most excited to pitch to) asked to read the first 100 pages of my manuscript! So I sent that to her lickedy split. Eight weeks later, she asked to read the rest of the manuscript! *happy dance!* I sent that a couple of weeks ago, and now I’m playing the waiting game. *nail biting* So while I wait, I’ve been outlining book 2 in the series, and idea-gathering book 3.
Beyond that project, I’ve been working on the Newsletter (I’ve hit a snag with that, but I haven’t given up yet! So far it’s still on schedule. Stay tuned for updates) and blog posts, as well as website updates, and updating my profile pic on my various social media channels. You know, virtual housekeeping.
Finally, I’ve been reading Fifty Shades Darker and tweeting about it, with hashtag #ElleReadsFiftyShades, as discussed last week. I’m having a seriously good time with the whole thing. Though I haven’t been able to read every night, I do get to log at least an hour most nights. Plus, I’m pretty certain I’m enjoying the book more because I’m tweeting about it, so that’s an added bonus. It’s been awesome to see all your reactions to my tweets, and to read your responses, so keep ’em coming!
Until next week!
I’m on vacation starting TODAY! So here’s an unidentified snippet (that’s, admittedly, not very vacation-like,) for your reading enjoyment:
Jenna looked to her friend, then turned to look in the very direction Aubrey was turning away from with her jacket held over her face. The pair of legs that were lying in the sunshine were attached to the rest of a man who was in the shadow, his body bisected by the shade of the building.
“He was alive this morning,” Aubrey hissed. “We saw him on the way to school!”
Jenna swallowed down a sigh. She found it odd, but admirable, she supposed, that Aubrey still said things like that. Maybe that was the normal way to handle it, she thought. But while Aubrey looked away and shielded herself from the details of the dead body lying half-in-half-out of the alleyway, Jenna looked at the man, waiting for fear, or disgust, or pity to rise up in her chest.
It never did. No matter how many times she looked.
I’ll try to post a happier snippet next week to close out my vacation. 🙂