I don’t know how it started*, but now I’m in a contest against one of my very favorite writers, Victoria Schwab (author of THE NEAR WITCH, coming out from Hyperion in Winter 2011). Each of us has to write a dark fairy tale using certain prompts. So for the next week, my focus is split on writing a short story involving ‘clocks’ and ‘a seaside town’ and having it done and ready next Wednesday. And I accidentally kinda forgot all about it this weekend amidst everything else I had to do – now I’ve got only a day and a half to finish! And I’ve only got about three hundred words!
* Actually, I challenged her to write me a fairy tale first, and then she challenged me back, and then things got out of hand and now it has a title and its being promoted like its the next UFC main event…
Then there is something I’m REALLY excited for. I’m going to be a part of a vlog group, the YA Rebels, starting up in January all about YA writers – things we’re going through, peeking behind the curtain, that sort of thing. We’re split up in several different stages of the process – some have books coming out in 2011, some of us are agented, and some are searching. It’s a great mix of people (except somehow I’m the only boy).
Watch the teaser trailer below: