Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shiny Blog Makeover!

Yes blog friends, I AM blogging! I finished writing Twists of Fate on Saturday night (or actually, wayyy early Sunday morning) and it did NOT take me long to jump back on my blog. Weird. I have the same sense I did when I first started blogging... like... no one is actually reading this. That is a scary way to blog. I mean, if I don't believe anyone's reading, then I can potentially write A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Bad guy laughter! Maybe? BWA-HA-HA-HAAA!! Oh yeah, that felt good. 

So technically I should do some sort of re-cap deal or something... what have I been DOING? Besides writing, I mean. What books have I read? What movies have I seen? What the heck happened with the house-hunting saga-to-end-all-sagas???


Perfect Chemistry
Rules of Attraction
City of Glass
(Probably other books. It seems like more. I'm sooo bad at updating my goodreads account)


I never remember movie titles! I'm sure there were funny ones and definitely adventurey types!! Umm-umm-I don't remember and I really refuse to spend a million years on blog posts anymore. Tah-dah!

The House:

I have a house!!! Oh my gosh *wipes away residual tears* House-hunting is finally over. I never, EVER want to move again. If someday I'm forced to move I would rather find a prairie somewhere and build a house with my bare hands (or whatever they did in prairie days) than house-hunt *sniffle*

Oh! Last bit of news: I went to SCBWI conference last weekend in L.A. and had so much fun! It's an incredible conference if you write YA. I met the lovely Shannon Messenger from Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe but I missed practically EVERYONE else who I "know" from blogger and twitter! Oh well. In some great news, instead of battling L.A. traffic, I got to be roomies with my super amazing critique partner Dana Elmendorf! If you don't already read her blog A Squirrel Amongst Lions you REALLY should! She's doing a whole bunch of SCBWI segments and everything! And if you're not the writerly-type, she is funny and adorable, so go read her blog anyway!

Time for revisions... not on Twists of Fate though. That story gets to rest while I take on revisions of an earlier book I wrote called Wishmaker. You can read an excerpt on my website if you want. Click here.


  1. Welcome back!! So glad to see you have returned to us! :)

  2. Welcome back Di! I'm on a hiatus right now, but hopefully I'll be back soon.

  3. Haha thanks guys!! I guess someone IS reading this blog! Thanks for the comments xoxo

  4. Glad to have you back :)I'm glad you've been working on your WIP, I really need to spend more time on mine!

  5. Crazy girl! I'm so glad you are back. I was thinking since the summer has sucked the life out of me, that once it was over I'd reestablish my blog presence. Now with my critique buddy, WE CAN DOMINATE THE BLOGGER WORLD TOGETHER! Bwhahahaha!

    That felt good. Okay, all things are right in the world.

    XXOO's on your debut return!

  6. AHHHHHHH! DI! I've missed you!!! *huggles*

  7. I've missed you too!! Blogging is too much fun, I couldn't stay away!!!

  8. I just realized your back. I decided to get on twitter today - hate twitter, but anyway saw your name and that you changed your picture - love your picture and I decided to see if you added anything to your website and you did change it a bit and then I decided to read the excerpt you put up of Wishmaker - so good - want to read so bad now - then I decided to click on your blog just for old times sake because I missed you and here you are blogging again - yay and you have a new look - awesome. Double awesome that you went to a conference and got to room with Dana. Triple awesome that you found a house. Missed you glad you're back.