Well, Matt and I are not doing much more than chilling at home, and that is just fine with us! We are enjoying the rest of the holidays, and are more than happy to stay in for the night, away from the hustle and bustle.
However, there is one more reason that we aren’t out partying like it’s 1999…
Matt is sick. Really sick. Poor thing.
Since we’ve been back in the States, we have been on somewhat of a sushi binge. However, last night it came to a crashing halt. Matt gorged on an array of sushi, which was directly followed by extreme sickness (I won’t go into the gory details), that eventually landed us in the ER until 2:30 in the morning! Thankfully Matt got some intravenous fluids, and is now feeling a lot better (though not 100%). I think it’s pretty safe to say that we will not be eating sushi for quite a while again.
Presently, Matt is snuggled up like a bug in a rug and is sleeping it off like a champ.
So, I thought, since its New Years Eve, and it’s all about new beginnings, I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you all in on a little secret. I have waited to disclose this, because I really didn’t know if I would stick with it or not, but now I think it’s safe to tell you that I’ve been writing a Young Adult novel for the past four months. <–You all thought I was going to say I was pregnant, right?! Sorry if I misled you!
Anyway, this whole novel thing started because of a class I took this past semester in school called Writing for Young Adults. I started to notice that I was spending most of my free time writing, and when I realized I was skipping The Real Housewives of New Jersey to write, I knew it must mean something. So, I kept at it, and just kept writing….and writing…and writing. I couldn’t help myself! My imagination ran rampant with all the characters, and now I almost have the first draft of a young adult novel completed!
Matt and I are heading out to Texas in a few short days, where he will begin his intense preparations for his Step 1 Exam for medical school. He’ll be in classes from about 8am-5pm, and my plan is to spend that time finishing my own project…my first novel!
Who the H knows what will happen with it, but I am going to keep you updated with the process….and it might be a long process with all the editing and such, but my goal is to send out query letters to publishers/agents by the end of this coming year.
I am dying to tell you all what it’s about, but I have been warned to not post too many details on the internet about the plot, as some people steal ideas. So, please forgive me, but I have to wait, at least a little while.
I will tell you this…it’s not a fantasy novel and it does not involve anything supernatural (like vampires, or anything of that sort.)
It’s more on the quirky/girly side, a bit like Clueless, it involves lots of drama and laughs (hopefully), and it’s not something that anyone else has ever written about before (at least I don’t think so…)
That was my big secret I’ve been busting to tell you!
What are you doing on New Years Eve?
See you next year! <–Sorry I had to…