From the 2011 Debs…
Deb Kim I was in San Diego for 2 TV appearances and a book signing. I had to take the Red Eye home so I could beat yet another storm here in the Metro NY area. San Diego was so beautiful – I stayed on Coronado Island. I’m not sure I was really still in the USA. We got another 15 inches of snow in CT. As Marlin said in Finding Nemo, “Good feeling all gone!”
Deb Eleanor is exhausted and grateful after a busy week of readings and signings in Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Florida. Got caught in SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011 in Philadelphia, but managed to escape and am enjoying the warm-er weather in Florida for the next few days. A huge thank you to Borders Baileys Crossroads, the Chester County Book & Music Company, Harleysville Books, and Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale for hosting, and a colossal thank you to all the friends, family, and readers who came out to meet me!
Friends of the Debs…
How about “Relatives of the Debs?” Deb Elise’s 17-year-old soon-to-be-official stepsister, Rhee, just started her own book blog, Ticket to Wonderland. Her first review is Ally Condie’s Matched. Check it out and let her know what you think!
Deb Dish — Odd Deb Rituals: “Before I Write, I Must…”
Am I the only one who looks at the topic and thinks of “After I Zoquo, I like to Ushnu.” It’s from Family Ties, and since I spent the 80’s doing nothing but watching TV, going to the mall, and listening to Duran Duran and Wham!, I know it well.
I actually don’t have a set-in-stone ritual, but most of the time I need to be wearing my noise-canceling headphones and have Pandora blaring in my ears. Works like a charm.
You know, I don’t really have a ritual for writing. Does “plop my big butt down somewhere” count as a ritual?
Take my laptop to my room, crawl onto my bed, set up my fan thingy so my lap doesn’t catch fire (hate it when that happens) and have a quiet house. I have to be able to smell, taste and feel the quiet. Needless to say, I’m really far behind on my next book!
My office has to be clean and semi-tidy. I also have to have a big glass of water at my desk, and I have to turn off my Twitter updates from TweetDeck and FOCUS!
Pour myself a drink. In the morning it’s tea, in the afternoon it’s water, in the evening it’s a glass of wine. I’m incapable of sitting down at a computer without a beverage beside me. I also can’t write without music in the background. I start to twitch if Pandora isn’t playing.