I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website.
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk (with a nice helping of romance!) When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA/adult about romance in the past, present and future.
There's always a TIME for romance!!
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics. Thanks for dropping by!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Say It Isn’t So… (Is Summer Really Half Over?)
I wish I could say I got big news while I was away, but alas, I’m still in submissions purgatory, with another pass to add to the list. But I also still have two books on submission and I’m working on revisions on a third book I hope to have agent ready soon. Got to keep looking at the positive, right?
I've been lurking, of course, so I do know about Laurie Halse Anderson's' writing challenge to write for 15 minutes a day, everyday, in August.
I'm in--are you? I have revisions to get done so, I'll be doing more than 15 minutes a day this week.
And I'm sure everyone knows about the free on-line writers conference coming up, but if you don't check out the widget on my sidebar, WriOnCon.
One thing that happened while I was away was the removal of my blog back ground by Cutest Blogs. Anyone else have that happen? So, this is my new look for now. Not as busy, bumped up to 3 columns—just a basic Blogger Template. My plan is to do an overhaul once I have a book deal and need to think about branding, etc.
I also made a decision on my blog posting direction (didn’t know you needed a blog posting direction, eh? Well, you don’t, only if you want to). I will be blogging Monday, Wednesday, Friday with themes. Here they are:
Monday Musings: Whatever writerly issue or other issue I feel the need to chat about.
Wednesday How To Write (Like I Do. Sometimes.): First, the disclaimer—I know there are a lot of people more qualified to write a How To blog, than I am—but, I have written a few novels and published one, so I think I have something to say, even if it’s just for me to figure out what the heck I’m trying to do and why it is or isn’t working. Second, talking about craft is part of the mission statement of this blog (see title).
Friday Free For All: This could be lists, contest news, out-of-the blue news, interviews, announcements, etc.
I reserve the right to change this up, write on off days or not write at all.
Which I’ll do right now: The funnest (spell check tells me “funnest” isn’t a word and wants me to say “most fun”, but that sounds weird) thing I’ve done so far this summer is kayaking on our lake with my family.
What’s been your best summer time fun, so far?