Aaah, it's been so long since I've written! Summer got to me (finally!), and I've been everywhere...
Slowly, ever so slowly, I've begun to write again. It's paintstakingly slow and makes me wonder if I really want to be a writer. But I do - I do want to be writer. I still think that's a great part of who I'm supposed to be. And thus I press on with words.
I've been writing other stories - stories that have been in my head for years and have random paragraphs and chapters written - as I get back into the rhythm of the words. They're nowhere near being ready, and I need something to make mistakes on before I jump back into Ivolet. :)
The Real Reason I'm Posting Is The YA Fantasy Showdown. If you're a Suzanne Collins/Kristin Cashore/Shannon Hale/Tamora Pierce/Megan Whalen Turner/Rick Riordan/J. R. R. Tolkein/C. S. Lewis/many more fan, you HAVE to jump over there right now! There's a tournament going on, and while I have the feeling that Katsa (Graceling) may just take everything (I mean, how can you beat the girl gifted with survival?!), you should go put in your vote!
And vote for Eugenides (The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings)...just because I love him. :)
So. I'm really, really sorry I haven't been on anyone's blogs! (And I didn't even post a nice little out-of-office note, either!) My brain is scattered; I apologize. Hopefully I'll be back as normal creeps in with the school year!