Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Um... maybe.... um...

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:

What were your top five favorite books of 2011?

You have to understand how such a question makes my stomach clench and procrastination radar spring to alert. How do I decide? I read so many books... and liked lots and lots.... and decisions are not really my very best thing. (i blame my star sign... stupid scales)

For a while i was going to pick three but then the aforementioned scales stated questioning my choice. It went back out to 5... then 7... Sigh.

It shouldn't be this difficult.

Maybe I'll keep thinking.

What were your best reads of 2011?


Monday, December 19, 2011

Shining brightly

I have a new idea.

it hangs there glimmering like the baubles on the tree. I'm too far away yet to tell whether it's one of the real beautiful expensive kinds or one of the Styrofoam ones my kids made at kindy that are covered in a smattering of glitter and a hodge podge of texta swirls that are supposed to be their name.

For the moment I think I'll stay over here because I don't want to know yet whether it's truly sparkly.

I'm living in the hope it is but that might fall over under closer examination.

How do you know when an idea is as good as it seems from afar? Is getting real close - like writing it close - the only way?