Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tell the Truth Tuesday

  • We have a LOT of secrets right now. All (okay, fine, most) will be revealed Monday when we post an EPIC vlog. Get excited.
  • Every time I sit down to read the book for our YA Book Club, my eyes roll to the back of my head. I'm pretty sure it's the result of my traumatic hair-mergency, a wedding weekend and being woken up by my 2-year-old before 7 AM for a month now with, "OPEN THE DOOR!" It may also be a little of what-the-hell-just-happened-in-this-book?!
  • A shiny package arrived in the mail yesterday at MY house and I know it's driving Lisa crazy. This makes me happy.
  • We've just passed the 50,000 word mark in LIAR SOCIETY 2 and we'd love to have our first draft complete within the next couple of weeks. Even better, we finally figured out the final plot twist. And it's pretty darn good. Now we just have to write it.
  • Unfortunately, all I want to do lately is read and watch crappy TV. Not exactly the most productive habits in the world.
  • Speaking of crappy TV, it would literally be impossible for me to be more excited for Pretty Little Liars. I predict it's going to be awesomely bad. 
  • I love when Lisa uses words like "Twitter handle" and "avatar." Twitter still scares me, although it feels like a public Skype conversation and I'm sort of digging it.
  • I'm still bitter about missing BEA. But all the giveaways are making me feel just a little bit better about the whole thing.  Enter Jen's contest to win all the great reading material without getting elbowed in the face while diving for an ARC of MATCHED or THE DUFF

44 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oooohhhh! Secrets to be revealed on Monday??? *adds obsessing/blog stalking to the to-do list*

I can't wait for the epic vlog - in the meantime I hope you have a great time at the YA book club (how could anyone NOT adore you two? Seriously?)!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Now I'm really looking forward to Monday. :) And I know that feeling - isn't crappy TV the most addictive thing in the world? It likes... sucks in your soul!

Christine Danek said...

Can't wait to hear about the shiny package. I started reading again instead of revisions. Taking a break but starting to get that feeling of love for WiP again. WiP #3 is knocking on my door too.
I think my son is spiderman. I caught him standing on the window sill (window was closed) holding on to the lock. He was laughing at me when I yelled at him.
When he starts shooting webs from his wrists and his little girl pal's initials are L.L.--I may start questioning reality.

Have a great day! Have fun meeting writer friends.

Simon C. Larter said...

Y'know, you two shouldn't collaborate on blog posts. It's confusing. Just when I thought I knew who was writing (Laura), you post a bullet point about Laura, which makes me think Lisa's writing it. I have a hard enough time telling the two of you apart, you know! (I shouldn't have admitted that, but whatever. I just assume Lisa is the one with the red hair and go from there.)

I shall now go follow Laura on Twitter. Also: I shall now resent Laura a bit for not looking me up first thing she got on there. Perhaps I'll forgive her on grounds of Twitterphobia and/or technological duncery. (I think duncery is a word, but if it isn't, it should be.)

Happy Tuesday, ladies! *waves*

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

There are almost too many things to comment on here.

Ok, first of all--Ive met you guys in person and you were everything I dreamed you'd be--so no worries there.

Second, I love the twitter handle! OMG!

Third, YES, Karsten MUST Dance!

Fourth, I am jealous of eveyone at BEA too except that I DID get to step onto BEA carpet, but no arcs and Ive entered soooooo many contests to win Matched that if I don't win at least one Im going to cry.

Fifth Im BEYOND excited for Pretty Little Liars tonight and Im planning a recap that should be awesomely bad!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I can't wait to hear your secret! Sorry you missed BEA...I missed it too.

I love realility TV, is that the same as crappy TV?

You guys rock, I'm sure you're just as fun in real life as you are online.

Heather Kelly said...

I'm glad that you get to meet people together--that must be a bit easier than solo, and I'm sure you will be loved as much in person as you are in cyberspace...

Dance, Karsten, dance!!

Tara said...

Secrets to be revealed on Monday via an EPIC vlog - I'm all kinds of excited.

Twitter - might be time for me to join. Just read theloneRoecker's tweet - "Every girl needs a white steed in her life". Laughing so loud I may have just woken Caroline up. (and yes, she is still sleeping at 8:55 AM - sorry about the pre-7:00 AM wake-up calls from Miss Lydia. If it makes you feel any better, Caroline spits at me when she is mad).

Lynn said...

I wonder what's in that shiny package?? Our book club broke for summer did an exchange last night. I came home with 5 books to add to my 7 to read shelf already. Summer is definitely for reading, and bad tv!

Christine Danek said...

o.k. so never blog will watching your little monster. I realize that in my comment L.L. stood for Lois Lane which is Superman's gal. My bad.
I may need to buy a moonbounce with a lock to put this kid in.

Rachele Alpine said...

My truth is that I'm so freaking crazed with the end of the school year that when I saw you put up "Tell the Truth Tuesday" I did a double take because I didn't know what day it was.

I can't wait to meet you ladies on Thursday! I'm looking forward to bookclub!

middle grade ninja said...

It is wierd that I can shut off good tv when I have work to do, but crappy tv keeps me watching to see how crappy it will be.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats on meeting the 50k mark- have fun writing! And I'll be keeping an eyeout for monday's post;)

Loretta Nyhan said...

OK, I immediately followed Laura on Twitter. I didn't even finish reading your post before doing so.
Awesome Avatar.

And..."Twitter Handle"? That reminds me of CB radio and BJ and the Bear.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, love secrets! Wish I had some, but at the moment, I've got nothing!

Christina Lee said...

Secrets??? Can you whisper in my ear on Thurdsay? And speaking of ya book club Thursday, meeting new writer peeps means I'll have to doll up a little, I guess (for the record, you guys are just as cute in person)!! ;-)

Jen said...

Way to go on the fabulous 50K mark!!!

Little ones and playgrounds are a disasterous combination! Always rescuing that certain damsel in distress only for them to continue their silly little habits and get stuck again.

Oh what a wonderful life you lead, I think I need to live through you for awhile!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Can't wait for Monday's Vlog.

Have fun at your YA group. I meet (today!!!) with a bunch of MG/YA writers here. We don't discuss book so much as swap them over lunch. I have a feeling my TBR pile is about to get taller. :D

Natalie said...

I'm excited to hear your news Monday!

Dara said...

I'm also excited for Monday's vlog. I'm pretty sure that's the first time in a long time I've been excited for Monday's arrival.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I can't wait until Monday!!!! :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Secrets??? Do tell.
So glad you found an awesome plot twist. :D

Meredith said...

I've got my DVR set to record the awesomeness that will be Pretty Little Liars. I've got high expectations for how trashy/wonderful it will be.

Can't wait for Monday's vlog!

Talei said...

Ooh Happy Tuesday! Does this mean I have to start telling the truth now? *whispers * but I like secrets better. Congrats on your 50K mark ladies! Awesome work!! xx

JenWriter said...

Thanks for the link love, and I'm looking forward to Monday's vlog!

Larissa said...

Ooh! I can't wait for a new LiLa vlog!!! Yay!

Renae said...

Congrats on the 50K mark! Is there anything better than crappy TV? I can't wait for PLL tonight? I'll be watching for your epic post as well!

Krispy said...

Monday is like my least favorite day of the week, but now I find I'm looking forward to it. What kind of witchery is this?!

Congrats on 50k!

Marsha Sigman said...

I agree with your prediction of Pretty Little Liars.

Congrats on the 50,000 mark...although there is two of you working on it.

I wish I could clone myself. But only the worker part...just to help me out. It could live in the closet of my office and I could throw cheese crackers at it when I got bored.

Lori W. said...

For women who claim an addiction to reality TV, you are terribly productive. Woo-hoo for the 50K and thanks for the fun links. That vlog was hilarious; can't wait to see yours.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that whenever I meet anyone I've met online, I'll be doing so wearing a mask. For some reason, that helps with the nerves.

But, I think you'll be just as wonderful in person as you are online. AND, I'm stoked about the new Vlog. Woo-hoo. Are you gonna do a little dance in it? Or maybe do a little dance while eating marshmallows? That is super fun. And would be so cool to see you do (yeah...todays is Random Tuesday for me)

JennyMac said...

You girls crack me up. Love the public Skype chatter. Twitter handle sounds like someone driving 18 wheelers to me. LOL.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Hehe, boy do you guys know how to tease and build buzz for Monday. ;)

And yes, I love that I now have two Roecker girls to follow on Twitter. It's like the best present ever!

My truth? I totally forgot to send that thing I made for Monday. Oops. Sending today, I promise. :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I'll be there Monday! Can't wait!

Carolyn V. said...

I love the vlogs! I can't wait! =)

JEM said...

TOTALLY with you on the crappy TV. Hellooooooooo Vampire Diaries!

Talli Roland said...

Can't wait for Monday!

And I hear you - I only feel like drinking and watching reality shows. Not a good combo.

Tere Kirkland said...

Epic vlog? Sweet! Congrats on making 50K on LS2.

Don't you love the feeling that figuring out a good plot twist brings?

Elana Johnson said...

CANNOT wait for Monday. Nor for the shiny package to be revealed. Getting packages is my favorite thing ever. And I'm excited for Pretty Little Liars too! Must DVR.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Looking forward to the secret's reveal!

Jemi Fraser said...

Now we have to wait until Monday - so not fair!!

T. Anne said...

Honestly I have to wait till next Monday? ME? The self proclaimed honorary Roeker? *I did spell that correct, right?* BTW, feel free to email me with the details. I too enjoy crappy TV and Twizzlers. Is that not a bond or what?

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I’m looking forward to the epic vlog!

Add me to the list of peeps who are bitter about missing BEA. So many "look what I scored at BEA" posts popping up all over the blogosphere *sigh*

Erica Chapman said...

Can't wait for the Vlog!! Congrats on passing the 50K mark! Woo Hoo ;o)

I love crappy tv and I've been reading a lot lately too ;o) Following Laura on Twitter now too!