I just brewed a cuppa PG Tips for an hour and drank it in one ginormous gulp. Watch out. She's caffeinated.
On iTunes: Untitled (How Does It Feel) by D'Angelo...the edited version. I think the unedited version would make me sweaty. I did graduate from a Baptist college.
So...I'm reading an advance copy of a book for a review for YABC that includes tons of slang and pop culture references.
I don't know if I like it.
The story is fine, the voice is wonderful, but I can't help thinking that in ten years it's going to be lame (Do the kids say lame these days?). I can't imagine putting as much time, effort and energy into a story as I've put into mine just to have it be irrelevant before the next season of American Idol begins.
I read somewhere that Stephenie Meyer knew which CD Bella was listening to on her portable CD player in Twilight while she was trying not to think about Edward (Linkin Park, FYI). Steph was afraid to mention the name of the band in case it wasn't popular by the time the book came out.
Umm...how's your portable CD player?
I realize such references make a main character relateable and hip (I know there's a better word than hip in popular culture, but I'm not hip enough to know it and I don't have time to find out -I'm too busy trying to keep pants on my toddler). I used the word "stank" in one section of dialogue in Weaver and I'm seriously considering kicking it to the curb...er, getting rid of it.
Grammar Girl has a great post about just this (And if you want a laugh, I highly suggest reading the comments section. Do these people not know they're talking to GRAMMAR Girl for the sake of all that's grammatically holy?).
Anywho, I'm off to finish editing and keeping my fingers crossed that my first batch of queries go out by the end of the week. Right.
This, from the girl who obsessively edits other people's Facebook statuses.