Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I've read another book since I last blogged, and now I'm in the middle of another one. (And it's fantastic.) I didn't particularly care for the book I just finished, but I don't want to mention the books I don't like because I don't want to interfere with what you may be about to read. (If you're like me, whenever someone says they didn't care for a book, it makes it that much harder for me to pick up--and I might be missing out on something truly great.) 

So, this is what I'm reading at the moment:

It's fresh, funny (if you like Brit humor, which I do), and well-written. I kinda want to hole up somewhere today and keep reading it....

However, I can't because I've got work to do. My writing partner, Emma, and I met last night and hashed out ideas for my new book, and I'm bubbling over with excitement. I can't say anything about it, but I can show you a picture:

These are my own kokeshi dolls, three of which I got when I lived there as a child, and one I bought when my husband and I were in Tokyo the last time (we had just gotten married there). 

And so, from now on, I cannot divulge any more details about my work-in-progress. Not that I don't trust you, but because things change when you're plotting and drafting, and I don't want to confuse anyone. Nothing is set in stone--er, carved in wood--yet. Also, it's more exciting for all of us if I keep it quiet. So it's Sensitive Compartmentalized Information, as we used to say in the Intelligence world.

Other than writing Top Secret books, I've been gardening, organizing, and being Mom. 

What have YOU been doing? Any books you recommend?

Anyone at BEA? One of my Agent-Sisters is there, and I wish her success! (Shannon Messenger)

Off to drafting...


Val said...
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Val said...

Such intriguing post! I love that! Also I like the dolls. They remind me matryoshka-dolls: