Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Jessie’s Bullets: Cock It and Pull It.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • __3__ Gratitudes (running into friends at random places--Costco and Barnes&Noble, winter Olympic fever, and The Killers playlist I listen to so much that my I hear my kids singing the lyrics throughout the day)
  • 900     Calories Consumed Yesterday (I was too laser-focused on tasks today to bother with basic human nourishment)
  • __3__ Units of Caffeinated (or otherwise non-water) Beverages (a 5-hour Energy drink might have been experimented with...)
  • __30 min  Spent Writing (with my debut book launch looming, it feels like there's endless amounts of non-writing work to do!)
  • _1__Culinary Delights/Disasters Created With Own Hands (yes, I had time to whip up a chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli dinner for the family before I flew out the door to go have my writing night that turned into a reading night)
Today, I'm participating in What's Up Wednesday- a weekly writing meme to stay in touch.

WHAT I'M READING-GILDED, by Christina Farley (or re-reading parts of it because I am so excited about her free excerpt and trailer that premiered yesterday). Check out the trailer here. Fun fact: If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get this book for free here! (As a Prime Member, you are allowed one free download choice from a set of four carefully selected books per month--the other three are discounted).

Another (and hopefully final) round of copyedits for KILLING RUBY ROSE. 

  • Creative energy. The more you search for it, desire after it, indulge in it...the more it comes to you. Seriously, there is nearly unlimited potential to our creativity if we allow it into our hearts and minds. I know, I know, this sounds very gooey, but it's true!
  • Great writing. Having just finished The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine, Gilded by Christina Farley, and other recent reads...gosh, I realize I still have much to aspire to. So much talent amongst us!
  • Things are really starting to come together for my grandiose book launch plans. If you didn't catch my blog post on Monday (read all about it here), things are looking good for Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers, to perform/appear at my book launch festivities. Another FUN FACT: I am obsessed with the number 11. I see it everywhere and attribute it to some gooey-positive-luck-thing. Just realized TODAY that The Killers sent out a Morse Code tweet on September 11, 2013 (my birthday and another reason I'm superstitious about the number 11) announcing their new song "Shot At The Night," which has been my personal theme since January 1st!!!!! Cray-cray?????!!!!!
  • I've got some really great partnership plans in the works with my local school district to create a fund to bring more national authors to Vegas for school visits. 
  • An hour after my carpool round this morning I realized that I had my shirt on inside-out. Klassicly Klassy!

What's up with you?

Jessie With A (Pretty Good) Shot At The Night


  1. Wow, your book launch sounds amazing! That's so exciting. Best of luck with those final edits.

  2. Awesome you're reading Gilded. I really loved it. And awesome how your debut plans are working out. So excited for you!

  3. Oh wow, your launch plans sound so exciting! Hope all goes well :)

  4. Since I have an Amazon Prime account, and GILDED sounds so intriguing, I couldn't resist. It now resides on my iPad (I have the Kindle reader app). Thanks for the heads-up, Jessie! :)

    All the best with those launch preparations. Sounds like you have some exciting things going on. I hope they all come together for you, and that you manage to get some writing/editing done this week. :)

  5. Gah! I've been excited to read GILDED but didn't know it was one of the free-bees for prime members! Thanks :D

  6. Eleven is my lucky number, since it's my master life path number by Western Numerology. I know some of my science-minded friends would mock me if they knew I believe in Numerology and some other things they think are nonsense, but it makes sense to me.

    Good luck with your launch!

  7. I went got my free copy of Gilded! Thanks for the heads up on that awesome deal! And creative energy is very inspiring!

  8. Yay for Gilded and book launches and Brandon Flowers! :D

  9. Good luck with your book launch. I found your obsession with 11's very entertaining too. My book released on February 11th, so maybe 11 needs to become my lucky number as well.

    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Ooh, can't wait for your book launch!

    GILDED is on my TBR list. :)