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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Today I want to talk about the newest love in my life:

My electric toothbrush.

I'm not kidding. I got it over the holidays, and you would have thought I'd been given license to run around in one of Amazon.com's warehouses picking out all the books I want when I opened it. (confession: that is my ultimate dream present. Me in a warehouse full of books? You'd never get me to come out!)

But it's so great! It's got a timer, so you have to brush your teeth for a full two minutes before it shuts itself off, and it's got some sort of race car motor in it, so when I'm done brushing my teeth, I actually have that "just got out of the dentist super clean teeth" feeling. You know the one I'm talking about. And I get to have it without the extended session with that metal scraper thing!

My husband finds my new love a bit strange, but then he never has to spend 3/4 of his dental appointment time getting his teeth scraped. (He just gets cavities. I swear half his teeth are just fillings at this point.)

Now that it's 2008, I've updated my site a little bit, and you can read more about my next novel, Perfect You, which I'm thrilled to say was blurbed by Melissa de la Cruz and Susane Colsanti. I have been waiting *forever* to share that news, and now that I can, all I can say is YAY!!!! And keep an eye open for a contest where you can win awesome books by both authors.

I also have some links to share:

Elizabeth Bear talks about her writing "job" and plans for the future--Bear is one of the few authors out there who blogs regularly and openly about her writing process--and her writing plans/goals.

Sarah Monette follows up on her recent Storytellers Unplugged post about genre conventions with this wonderfully written account of how she realized she had to take them out of her novel in progress

Bildungsroman asked twenty young adult authors to name their favorite books of 2007. Participants include Deb Caletti, E. Lockhart, and more, including yours truly.

Justine Larbalestier has a fantastic post about revision -- this one is a print-and-save must read, and goes into my list of essential on-line writing essays

Bildungsroman reviews Perfect You


Blogger Little Willow said...

I hope that you and your toothbrush are very happy together. ;)

My mother and I visited a certain random outlet bookstore in a warehouse a few times when I was a kid, and we found appropriately random and thankfully extremely inexpensive books on its not-messy-but-not-organized (no Dewey, no alpha, no signs, even) shelves.

Congratulations on the blurbs!

Thanks for participating.

January 03, 2008 8:29 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth scott said...

It was so much fun, though narrowing the list down to ten was hard!

Have you read Laura K's Life Before Her Eyes yet? I really think you'll like it.

January 07, 2008 11:49 AM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

I have yet to read Life Before Her Eyes.

January 07, 2008 11:15 PM  
Blogger Resa said...

Random note but speaking of the toothbrush, just before Christmas '06 I saw an electric toothbrush at the store and wanted it. Lo and behold, I got it for Christmas... I thought I was the only person who would be thrilled with that gift, but I have to say that your right about the clean mouth, just finished with the dentist feeling.

January 15, 2008 9:09 AM  

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