Hi! I’m in NYC this week for vacation. Most of my travel this year has involved promotion for BORN WICKED, which has been amazing, but this is a just-for-fun trip with The Playwright. As big Amanda Palmer fans, we backed her Kickstarter, so we get to attend two of her concerts this week (a big one at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and a small acoustic gallery show). We’re also seeing two theatrical shows (although Amanda Palmer is pretty damn theatrical herself) – the urban acrobatic show TRACE and the musical ONCE (with Awesome Agent Jim). And having dinner with friends tonight in Williamsburg and getting to see Andrea and meet her new puppy and lunch with Editor Ari and hang with our grad school friend Meg before she jets off to London this fall. It’s kind of a busy five days. But there’s also a hammock in our hotel room, so there will be some downtime for reading.
Quick administrative notes: Congrats to Gabrielle Carolina for winning the copy of SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL. I totally encourage the rest of you to go out and buy it or borrow it from your library because it’s awesome!
Also, in updating Intense Debate, I seem to have effed up and lost a bunch of my blog comments – that was after the contest, so it’s all good, but thanks to everyone who commented on my Craving post. It is nice to feel understood by other writerly types.
Also, I’m now halfway through the second season of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and I loooove it. I’m kind of obsessed. Not just with Tim Riggins (although wow) but with the amazing storytelling and acting. Tami Taylor and her marriage and mothering are incredible and fascinating to me. Saracen breaks my heart. Tyra is another favorite; I’m secretly hoping that Riggins will grow up a bit and they’ll end up together. (Don’t tell me!)