Monday, March 1, 2010

Hodgepodge Monday

I've been working on the first two chapters of a MG band series for an editor, and I'm really excited about it, whether I actually get the job or not. This story has been so much fun to write because it's basically the story of my life haha. I thought I'd share the couple of lines with you guys just for why nots:

Band geeks are the new cheerleaders. Okay, okay, so that’s just wishful thinking, but it could happen, right? Right? I mean, there’s no hope for the choir nerds or the orchestra dorks, but we band geeks have potential. It isn’t like we’re mathletes or in the chess club… Besides, I have a good feeling about this year. It’s going to be epic. And do you know why? Eighth graders. I know, that says it all.

On a different note, I got another award! This one's from the very cool Medeia Sharif.
For this one, you're supposed to tell some things that make you happy. Medeia did 10, we'll see if I can come up 10 without getting cheesy haha.

1.) Friends- particularly Katie and Kristin (they're my faves :P)
2.) Family- mostly just my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and little sisters (not that I don't like the rest of my family or anything lol)
3.) Books :)
4.) Writing
5.) Music- especially GLEE and Wicked right now.
6.) Macaroni and hotdogs- don't knock it til you've tried it. (Oscar Meyer all the way!)
7.) Sweet tea.
8.) Desserts (cookies!)
9.) English classes
10.) Foreign languages (I have a thing for them, am trying to get a Spanish minor :P)

Woo, I did it! And hopefully you learned something new about me in the process haha.

I'm giving this to:
Weronika because she always looks at the bright side of things.
Karla because she's pretty awesome.
Katie because she's my other half and she doesn't update nearly enough, so maybe this will inspire her to. :)

I know that isn't very many, but I'm trying to wrap this up because I have to be across campus for a strep test in a few, because that's just how awesome my day is going. :/

Hope you're all having a wonderful day, and that you're getting lots of reading and writing in!


Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Love the MG snippet. Would love to read more. Congrats on the award!

Amanda J. said...

Thanks! I'm not used to writing things that don't have at least a little scifi or fantasy, especially MG, so I'm happy with how it's turning out. :)

KM said...

HAHA! Your MG book sounds so much like "Glee"! I love it! Funniest. Show. Ever. (Well, maybe not THE funniest; "The Office" is the funniest. But it's close. lol)

Amanda J. said...

I love Glee!! :D That's totally awesome, thank you!

Jonathon Arntson said...

You're an award superstar. Congrats. I hope you made it to your exam in time...I know that was like a week ago, but still.

Amanda J. said...

Jon, I don't know why, people just keep giving them to me, and I'm not even And yes, I did make it in time, I also stomped it into the ground and showed it who's boss. :P

Karla Calalang said...

Great snippet! Awesome voice!

Thanks for the award! <3


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