Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow's Guest Blogger

Stephen Tremp, author of the science thriller Breakthrough and the soon to be released Opening, will be my guest tomorrow with a great exercise to help you hone your skills at writing elevator pitches.


My Most Recent Purchase for My Kindle

I just bought Back in the Real World by Colorado author Cara Lopez Lee and Ed Turner. Here's the description:

"Kim Mancini has forgotten the day her Vietnamese mother gave her up to save her from persecution as the half-black baby of an American soldier. Vietnam war veteran Michael Frost can never forget the day he led his squad into a fatal mistake. Decades later, their pasts are tormenting them and tearing their families apart. When Frost’s old chaplain dies, he must confront his war buddies and the mistake he has failed to put behind him. When a coworker attacks Kim, it brings back memories of a childhood mired in violence and its consequences. In Back in the Real World, two survivors of war find themselves on a collision course with the past. Facing that past may be their only path to redemption."


What I'm Reading Now

I'm enjoying The Glass Castle, a memoir by Jeannette Walls. I'm finding it very hard to put down, and I hope to finish it tonight.


25 Things Writers Should Know About Rejection

This blog post about rejection was linked from Janet Reid's site, but the original post is at terribleminds.


What's Going On At My House?

Mostly cleaning and furniture rearranging in preparation for company. Yesterday (at least it seemed like yesterday) I thought I had all the time in the world, like a month or more. Now I suddenly discover my company will arrive in only nine days. How does this happen?

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Oh, looking forward to Stephen's visit! And thanks for that link, too. And please, don't even remind me of how fast time is passing.....

irishoma said...

It's such a busy time of year, but I'm happy you find time to post because I love visiting your blog.
Donna

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Do elevator pitches lead to love in an elevator? Or is that only in crappy Aerosmith songs?

Val Thevictorian said...

That makes me want to re-read The Glass Castle. I read it years ago, and like you, I couldn't put it down.

Dean K Miller said...

Checking out the great links and titles! Thanks...now back to your cleaning and re-arranging!

Oh...and enjoy the holidays....

Dean K Miller said...

Checking out the great links and titles! Thanks...now back to your cleaning and re-arranging!

Oh...and enjoy the holidays....