I’ve been meaning to blog all week, but I’ve been completely lost in my manuscript. It’s a good thing, but I get to the end of my writing day and I’m kind of shocked that I’m still me. It’s a little disorienting. Like watching a movie that’s completely engrossing and when it’s suddenly over, walking through the doors of the movie theatre back to the normal world seems surprising.
Or like the time The Other 1/4 watched the entire first season of Heroes around the same time that I did.
She called and said, “You know, the only thing I didn’t like about it –“
“–was when you stopped watching and didn’t have superpowers it was disappointing?” I said.
“Yeah,” she said. “Exactly.”
That’s what I’ve been feeling like every Tuesday and Thursday when I finish writing for the day. Not that my main character has superpowers, just that right now, even though she’s not real, I can’t get enough of her.
But this weekend, I’m taking a break from work, writing, and everything else – except laundry, because the clean clothes situation around here is a little dire – and planning a good old-fashioned reading binge. Hot tea, my electric throw blanket, and my HappyLites. I’m going to pretend like I’m not tired of winter and enjoy being cozy while the snow falls. Deep Down Truecame out this week and I’ve been dying to read it!
Here’s the description:
Newly divorced Dana Stellgarten has always been unfailingly nice–even to telemarketers–but now her temper is wearing thin. Money is tight, her kids are reeling from their dad’s departure, and her Goth teenage niece has just landed on her doorstep. As she enters the slipstream of post-divorce romance and is befriended by the town queen bee, Dana finds that the tension between being true to yourself and being liked doesn’t end in middle school… and that sometimes it takes a real friend to help you embrace adulthood in all its flawed complexity.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s what people are saying about Deep Down True:
“Heartwarming, funny, well-penned, unexpectedly suspenseful, this is a solid page-turner right through to the touching end.” –Booklist
“Familiar material gets sensitive treatment in this subtle novel. It expertly walks a heavily trodden path. ” –Publisher’s Weekly
“Sincere, powerful and heartfelt … the intricate dynamics of friendship and family are immediately recognizable.” –Emily Giffen, New York Times bestselling author of Heart of the Matter
What’s on your agenda this weekend?