JJ and Kelly discuss all things querying and representation when it comes to the publication process.
What We're Working On
Kelly's sourdough bread!
My first sourdough ever, and made with my own starter! If all goes well tomorrow there will be bread. #feedthebitch —A photo posted by Kelly Van Sant (@bookishchick) on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:24am PDT
Sourdough! I'm not thrilled with the baking method I followed, so I'm excited to make the next boule with a few tweaks. But it's sour and its bread and I made it! #feedthebitch —A photo posted by Kelly Van Sant (@bookishchick) on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:41am PDT
JJ's Whiskey-Drinking Chair
Who knew reupholstering an armchair would be so messy? Finally got this sucker stripped down. —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Jan 17, 2015 at 5:38pm PST
It probably wasn't my smartest idea to reupholster an armchair without first learning how. #jjsdiy —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:12am PST
Okay. After replacing a broken needle and after a few more test stitches, I THINK I'm ready to tackle the real thing (armchair cushion cover.) I think. *gulp* —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Sep 12, 2015 at 3:35pm PDT
I've sewn a zipper! I've sewn it BACKWARD. ??? And now to rip these stitches out... #undomesticgoddess —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Sep 14, 2015 at 4:43pm PDT
First sewing machine project complete! Cushion of armchair re-covered. I EVEN DID THE ZIPPER. I only had to rip out stitches 5 times... #undomesticgoddess —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:25pm PDT
Finished whiskey drinking chair! #undomesticgoddess —A photo posted by JJ (@sjaejones) on Sep 21, 2015 at 3:59pm PDT
What We're Reading
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (audio)
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (audio)
It's the Libba Bray Fangirl Hour! A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing, Going Bovine, The Diviners, and The Lair of Dreams discussed in addition to Beauty Queens. (As well as Libba's grocery lists. JJ is an enormous fan, if you can't tell.)
Dusted by Story Wonk (a critical analysis of Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Tanz der Vampire (German-language musical by Jim Steinman[1. DO NOT LOOK UP THE BROADWAY VERSION. Despite having Michael Crawford and Rene Auberjonois, it was...terrible.])
It's TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART sung by Vicomte de Chagny and an ingenue named Sarah as a VAMPIRE LOVE DUET. I mean, c'mon.
It's All Coming Back to Me Now (as performed by Jeremy Jordan)
That's it for this week! Next week, we'll be discussing SUBMISSIONS AND ACQUISITIONS. As always, if you have any questions or comments, sound off in the comments, or ask us on Tumblr!