The Silver Lining | Things I am thankful for on Thursday

1. That my agent loved the first 100 pages of my retelling! She sent me some awesome minor revision notes which I spent Labor Day mulling over, and I’m now trying to incorporate those plus get the rest of the book polished and pretty. I have a lot to rewrite in the 2nd half because of things that changed during revisions of the first, but it will be well worth it. Trying to get as much done as I can before I leave for Spain on Sept 18 so I can send to my crit partners while I’m gone and won’t have a chance to work on it. I’m so excited about this book!

2. Catching Fire. I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. I had a freak out moment near the middle where I considered not continuing because I thought it might be too violent, but I’m sooooo glad I did. I am Team Peeta, and I personally think Katniss is too even though she won’t acknowledge it. But I will refrain from saying more to avoid spoilers. What I also like about these books is that my friends, aka real life non-writing friends, have all started reading them. Without me prodding them. So it’s crossing over to mainstream! I’m lending Catching Fire to a guy friend from High School tonight who usually only reads Chuck Palahniuk.

Also I want to be Katniss for Halloween but I have no place to wear the costume to.

3. GLEE. This is my new obsession. I adored the pilot. I was worried the second ep wouldn’t live up to my expectations but it did! I love how I’m already rooting for both love plotlines. And I think the cast is fabulous. Jane Lynch makes the best villain!

4. TV premiere week in general! Reality TV this summer didn’t really do it for me.

5. What are you thankful for?

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    • I agree! One thing I like is that both guys seem to be good for Katniss. However, I wish we got more of Gale. I feel like I barely know him, or more to the point, that I’ve barely seen him and Katniss interact.

  1. Congrats on the agent love! That’s always a good feeling.

    I am also thankful for Glee! The more I think about the picnic kissing scene, the more I’m like, “Uh… did that really *need* to happen?” but otherwise I totally loved it and am rooting for the two couples! Plus Jane Lynch makes everything awesome. I will watch anything she’s in, even if she’s only a minor character, because she’s only in awesome stuff.

    • I don’t like, I liked the picnic scene because I was expecting them to drag out the “will they/won’t they” for a while. However, that scene was a little bit too much of an American Pie copy cat.

  2. Ah, GLEE. That show makes me squee. XD

    I had high expectations for this show, since it’s from the same guy who created POPULAR, and so far it hasn’t disappointed. Like you said, it has a great cast, and the music aspect is just plain ol’ fun. There’s this quirky kind of charm to it that’s just so hard not to love. *antsy for ep 3*

  3. Spain? I was in the Barcelona area a couple years ago. I loved it. The people are warm and helpful. I really loved the atmosphere. Have a great trip!

    GLEE is fantastic. It makes me more nostalgic than normal.

    • That’s good to know about Spain! I’m nervous because I can only remember Spanish fit for a two-year-old. We’re not going to Barcelona. Madrid and a few other places, plus Morocco!

  4. Team Peeta, FTW! Although, I have a mild crush on Finnick as well.
    I’m so vexed that it’s another year until the next one.

    I might have mentioned this on Facebook, but I hearts Glee so. I love smart writing and all the humorous nuances of that show, particularly the pamphlets in the guidance counselors office: “There’s a hair down there!” and “So you like throwing up”

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