I tried something new to sell books this past weekend – I had a table at an arts/crafts fair. I didn’t sell many books (it turned out to be a cold, rainy day), but I met a very friendly 8-year-old boy who stole my heart. The second he saw my books, he ventured over to check them out. He’s really too young for YA, but I asked what he liked to read, and he said adventure stories. He told me he was in third grade, and always hurried to finish his school assignments so he could read his books – said he’d be happy if they’d just let him read all day instead of giving tests. I wanted to hug him! Don’t you wish more kids had such a love of reading?
Book 3 (still no title yet) is going well, and I’ve got a beta reader waiting for me to finish it. I met her in one of my book clubs, and she loves YA. She’s also not afraid to give her opinion, and has a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t in books, and that’s exactly what I need in a beta reader.
Speaking of Book 3, I’m going to have a contest to name a character. I saw another author mention this, and thought it sounded like a fantastic and fun idea. Not only will I use the name, but the winner will also be mentioned in the acknowledgements – and I need to get this put together really soon. Right now, I’m calling this character ‘X’ – just as creative as ‘Book 3’, don’t you think? My creativity is astounding.
I haven’t really watched much this past week, except for a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones. I’m almost finished with season 6. Black Summer, a new series on Netflix, looks interesting. All I know is it involves zombies, so you know I’ll be checking it out. I’ll let you know how it goes.