Ericka Scott

Friday, already?
Friday, June 25th, 2010
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Tell me it isn’t so!!!! Yet another week has flown by. I’ve been doing lots of busy work, packaging up partial manuscripts to ship off to agents (squee) and a publisher (double-squee), editing the existing words in my WIP to reflect the new direction for the story, and meeting with my writing buddy, Virginia (Amanda was AWOL this week because of her birthday). I came home with an armful of craft books (thanks, Virginia!) to work through as I continue to strive to improve my writing and my voice. However, even with all that ‘work’ accomplished, I didn’t get many “new” words written, as I am a painfully slow editor (and a sometimes slow writer, as well). However, as you can tell, there were lots of good news this week, along with the opportunity for an award!

The Covey Awards have been restarted. This email is to notify you that your entry has been posted on the site. The entry will go live on Thursday July 1st at midnight. Voting will open midday on July 2nd and will remain open until midnight on July 15th.

Title: Crisscross
Entry #: 20
Month: June

In case you’ve forgotten what the gorgeous cover looks like:

Cover for Crisscross designed by Emma Peterson

So, if you get a chance, please go vote!

I also got a spiffy new review for The Werewolf Whisperer from Sabine at Manic Readers!

Ms. Scott’s tale of werewolves in a strange town that isn’t even on the map is written in such a believable way that the reader indentifies (sic) and even has some empathy for what happens to the main characters—people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. There were some hot scenes, but these didn’t overpower the telling of the story and added to its depth.

You can read the entire review HERE.

Oh, the family? They are doing fine. Drama Teen is almost officially Driving Teen. She passed her written test yesterday and goes for her first instructor-given driving lesson on Monday. Then, I’m sure all I’ll be hearing for the next few months is “Can I go driving?” as we have to get 50 hours of practice in over the next six months.

It was water slide day at Summer Day Camp. Love those days when all the boys have to wear is swim trunks, t-shirts, and sunscreen.

Inertia boy has had some difficulties listening and doing his RADalisious best to control all the kids/all the time (stealing game pieces so no one can play, acting up so no one can watch movies, etc.). He has today to turn it around. If not, he’ll be staying home one day next week playing “punish the parent.” Amazingly, he’s been doing better with rational thinking, so I’m trying to think positive.

And not to be left out, Scooter has picked up some really delightful vocabulary words at the camp (I’m blaming the older boys)…and has been threatened that if I hear any of them at home, there’s a bar of soap with his mouth’s name on it. He, of course, ran into the bathroom to see if it really did have his name on it (LOL).

The Husband has a programming contest kick-off tomorrow, so I’m not sure if I get a kid-free or a kid-full day… if it’s kidless, I’ll be writing, if not, I think we’ll be heading off to watch a movie and escape the heat.

Oh, how I long for for winter when the only thing “hot” was my writing….

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