Thursday, April 19, 2012

Assorted, Discombobulated Things...

So, remember this blog post
in which I compared my publishing life to a game of
Chutes & Ladders?

I know, I know...

It's hard to remember that far back, I mean, that was like, four hundred years ago...

And, yes, I've spent the last few months slipping down

lots of seriously long and

ego-crushing chutes.

But, guess what?

Um. Yep.

That's all I'm saying right now, because I'm not really at liberty to discuss more right now. Or, probably even that, for that matter. But no one reads this blog anyway, right? ;)

And, well, I've known for like two weeks, and I'm missing enjoying the fanfare with you guys. ;)

Here's the truth though, it's good to learn not to always need the fanfare. I think it's good for me. I should work harder on that.

Anyway, I'm writer-happy. And, well, that's all I'm going to say on that for now.

In other news, I am totally obsessed with this Goyte song.

 In fact, I had to stop and listen to it again before I kept working on this post.

The song is huge, so it's not like I'm Miss Original, or telling you anything you don't already know. But still. Tell me this doesn't strike a chord? #needthissong #eventhoughowitkillsme #couldlisten24/7

And, last, need to share this one last thing. Here, there, everywhere.

Why? Because it's brilliant, simple, and so VERY true.

I'm convinced if everyone could hold on to this, the world would be a gentler, happier place:
Hold onto that. That's some really smart stuff right there, I'm telling you.

- gae

p.s. No Friday Feedback. Hope this suffices instead.

- gae


  1. You are a tease! But I'm excited for you... and since it's WRITING-happy, I'm excited for me.

    And thank you for the Steven Furtick quote. That is worth remembering. And sharing with students.

  2. oh yeah----Goyte song. Diggin it. I could watch it ten times just to watch her hands when she sings :)

  3. have you seen the actual video for that song? it's really wonderful. congrats on the whisperings of goodness

  4. Oh my gosh, David, totally agree! HER HANDS!!! :)

    (I like you).

  5. Tess, yes, love it! But I just love this stripped down one, too. :)

  6. I was just going to give you the link for the original... then I saw your comment. Here it is anyways:

  7. David, did you see this last weekend?


  8. I'm glad for your good news--whatever it is!

  9. I'm glad for your good news--whatever it is!

  10. You little tease. ^_^ We can be happy for each other, though, even if we don't know why. Have missed chatting with you.

  11. Kay, Angelina, how funny. I was worried I was pretty direct (without really being able to say anything yet). But I guess not: just got a deal on Frankie Sky -- my next YA. Details to follow. Suffice it to say, it's a great editor, a great house, and I'm excited about my writing future.

    Now, Angelina, do tell... (and yay!!!?!)

    miss you too.

  12. Hi Gae,

    Gotye comes from Belgium , its only 25 miles from the place in the Netherlands were I live. I agree that it is an awesome song!We know it here already for 1 and a half year! Bye, Marc