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Driving, Books, and Movies, oh my!

I've been pretty busy lately. Writing, driver's training, editing, etc.

1. I had my first on-road driving yesterday. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I have the inexperienced driver mistakes: speeding, braking too late or too soon, trouble driving in a straight line. But I did a lot better than I thought I was going to do. Don't drive again until next Saturday in the morning. This time we're doing some city driving.

2. I stopped reading Misery by Stephen King. Got rather...disturbing so I gave up on reading it. Then I went to the library on Thursday and got a whole bunch of books. I started Before I Die by Jenny Downham and just finished it today. Awesome book! I'm going to post a formal review later.

3. I didn't get any writing done this weekend. After my driving lesson I went to my cousins' house and didn't get home until this afternoon. Assassin's Wife is coming along slowly at the moment.

4. Right now I'm watching …

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Wow it's been 9 days since my last post already? Oh, no wait today's the 21st. That's ten days... I've been so busy lately; the time just passes so fast.

I've started driver's training. Yep, started yesterday. No driving yet, but we might start Thursday and definitely this weekend. Sometimes I've excited about that and sometimes I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack from nerves. In fact, that's where I'm going in a half hour.

On Thursday I saw the new Harry Potter trailer. Three letters: O. M. G. If you love Harry Potter and haven't seen it, GO WATCH NOW! It's the best trailer yet and I've seen them all. It made me want to drive to Hollywood and beg continuously to see the movie now. It's also coming out two days early. I'm trying to get my mom to take me to the midnight showing on opening day. :D So far it looks like she's going to say yes.

Updates on my writing next:

Andra - Received my 10th rejection yesterday.

Black…

Great News!

I finished Shipwrecked last night. :D I am ecstatic! Final word count is 50,000 words. It's on break for a while so I can catch up on my reading and editing. No new projects until I get Black Diamond edited. Unless hits me over the head like the magic idea frying pan. Then I might start something new.

Updates:

Andra - Being submitted to agents. 7 rejections so far. (No I won't tell you who they're from. Do you really need to know?) I've got 6 more out that I'm currently waiting on. The rejection isn't actually that bad. In comparison to the waiting that makes me want to rip my hair out and check my inbox every hour. Ah, well. Only takes one agent to say yes, right?

Black Diamond - Was on hold while I was writing Shipwrecked. Now that that's done I can go back to editing him. Even though he probably will never see the light of day.

I am not really sure what my new project will be after I finish editing BD. I have a list of ideas, but nothing that's grabbed m…