Weekend Wrapup

1.) There was a tornado warning in my county over the weekend! Yipes! Ever since I was a little girl (and ever since I watched that movie "Twister"), I have been absolutely terrified of tornadoes. Fortunately, we were only hit with some rain and wind. No scary wind funnels in sight!

2.) Oh, have I mentioned that I finished the rough draft of my YA alternate history? Yay! I spent the whole weekend holed up on my couch, editing and re-writing and tearing apart my little baby. Fingers crossed that I can send my beta readers the manuscript by mid-May and that I can pass it along to Agent Jim by the start of June! (Hmm, we'll see if I can make these deadlines...)

3.) Justin and I are celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary this Wednesday! Crazy, huh? I can't believe that four years ago, we were doing this:

Since Justin is in Indiana until the end of the month on a business trip, I'm flying up to see him this weekend so we can celebrate. One thing I plan on dragging him to this weekend: the Benjamin Harrison Historical Home!

4.) Who is Benjamin Harrison, you say? He was the 23rd President of the United States who hailed from Indianapolis. Justin's parents used to live in Indianapolis and whenever we visited them we'd often pass the signs for the Benjamin Harrison Home. I'm a huge history geek--and I studied various historical homes in college--so I've been nudging Justin to take me here for, oh, three years. And now we finally get to go! History nerds rejoice!

5.) Did anyone watch the premiere of Game Of Thrones last night? It was really good! (Although the incest kind of weirded me out.) The setting was absolutely gorgeous and the plot bodes well for a lot intrigue and betrayal. I'm super excited to watch this series unfold.

But, oh my, the boobs! Seriously, HBO loves naked boobies and I probably saw at least a dozen pairs of breasts last night. To be honest, this kind of irks me. Like, why are all of the women getting naked but the men are fully clothed? I'm an equal opportunity nudist!

6.) I forgot to mention that my friend Erin Bowman recently landed an amazing book deal! Her YA dystopian sold in a three-book deal to HarperTeen! Harper freaking Teen! I couldn't think of a nicer, friendlier, kinder person to receive such good news!