Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Word Count Wednesday!

Untitled Post-Apocalyptic YA Novel
Goal: 60,000 words (at least)

04-01-11: 0
04-27-11: 2774
05-04-11: 5528
05-11-11: 7757
05-18-11: 10020
05-25-11: 10560
06-01-11: 12107
06-07-11: 15082
06-15-11: 18120
06-22-11: 20762
06-29-11: 22677

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let's Review

June 2011 brought, among other things, two great reviews of SHADOW POINT! Here are my favorite excerpts. First up is Victoria Brownworth from Lambda Literary (http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/06/07/bits-pieces-summer-2011/):

"...Briant’s characterizations are strong. Madison’s first-person narration is in the hard-boiled-and-lives-alone-with-nothing-in-the-fridge-but-alcohol-and-condiments amateur detective mode and rings true... (Note from Amy: I love that line.) We believe everything about her right from the first paragraph. And like her, despite her foibles... Madison is a character who could easily return for a sequel... Shadow Point is super summer reading."

And now, some kind words from Salem West, aka The Rainbow Reader (http://rainbowreader.blogspot.com/2011/06/shadow-point-by-amy-briant.html
):

"SHADOW POINT is a feisty little romantic paranormal thriller... Madison McPeake is truly brilliant. (Note from Amy: Have to say I'm loving that line, too!) Her thoughts, actions, rationalizations, and internal dialogue were pure comedic poetry, even in the darkest part of the story.... a great book that scores high points in humor, mystery, and creepiness... Madison McPeake is someone I hope we get to meet again, because she is absolutely fun, fabulous, and a once-in-a-lifetime type of character... I can’t remember ever laughing my way through something this fiendish."


And now, of course, if we combine the two, we get: Super Boiled Fabulous Fiendish Condiments! Perfect for July 4th burgers and hot dogs. How I relish them...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Quote-O-Rama!

"There doesn't seem to be a reason to change."

Rick Springfield

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Word Count Wednesday!

Untitled Post-Apocalyptic YA Novel
Goal: 60,000 words (at least)

04-01-11: 0
04-27-11: 2774
05-04-11: 5528
05-11-11: 7757
05-18-11: 10020
05-25-11: 10560
06-01-11: 12107
06-07-11: 15082
06-15-11: 18120
06-22-11: 20762

1/3 of the way there?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Quote-O-Rama!

"I'm on a Mexican radio."

Wall of Voodoo

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Word Count Wednesday!

Untitled Post-Apocalyptic YA Novel
Goal: 60,000 words (at least)

04-01-11: 0
04-27-11: 2774
05-04-11: 5528
05-11-11: 7757
05-18-11: 10020
05-25-11: 10560
06-01-11: 12107
06-07-11: 15082
06-15-11: 18120

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Quote-O-Rama!

"You are too beautiful to be what you seem."

Rodgers & Hart*

*Apparently, I have misremembered (???) this line from a Rodgers & Hart tune. And yet, I will continue to sing it to myself in the mirror. (when applicable)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stray Thoughts From GCLS #1

If you merged all the different groups that are meeting here at the hotel, you could create an awesome superhero.

A lesbian gymnast funeral director superhero.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Word Count Wednesday!

Untitled Post-Apocalyptic YA Novel
Goal: 60,000 words (at least)

04-01-11: 0
04-27-11: 2774
05-04-11: 5528
05-11-11: 7757
05-18-11: 10020
05-25-11: 10560
06-01-11: 12107
06-07-11: 15082

A line I wrote this past week: "Sometimes the rain would be a gentle mist and sometimes it came down in buckets like somebody up there was mad at us."

A note I scribbled this past week: "Add a pack of wild dogs!"

I'm looking forward to writing lots more on the long plane ride to Orlando. Yay for writing on long plane rides!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Quote-O-Rama!

"No matter where I am, I can't help thinking I'm just a day away from where I want to be."

Jackson Browne

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Word Count Wednesday!

Untitled Post-Apocalyptic YA Novel
Goal: 60,000 words (at least)

04-01-11: 0
04-27-11: 2774
05-04-11: 5528
05-11-11: 7757
05-18-11: 10020
05-25-11: 10560 (not in The Swamp - just reconfiguring a bit...)
06-01-11: 12107

Is it wrong to only be on page 41 and have already killed off 28 people? Well, come on now, people, this is the post-apocalypse, not Judy Blume!


(Are you there, Zombie? It's me, Marg--AAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!)