Since I've been pretty well stuck in a king-sized vat of fiction writing nonproductivity, I bring you this cartoon. Apparently I like to glorify procrastination.
A few promo items which crossed my desk last week: We've talked here before about the awesome Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls which takes place in Portland every summer. Now, get the behind-the-scenes story, as well as advice, lessons, and more, with a new release from Chronicle Books. I like to plug the rock camp--an 11-year-old friend of ours went last summer and loved it. In other news about summer activities, I found out I'll be out of town for this summer's YPulse National Mashup Conference--very disappointing, since it's in San Francisco and sounds like it'll be a great chance to hear about current trends in YA publishing.
Lastly, I've not had a lot of time for blog reading (or blog writing, or blog anything) this past week, but I did run across this fabulous list of Futuristic, Speculative, Science Fiction and Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults on Jen Robinson's Book Page. Right up my alley...which is evidently a scary, disturbing, alien-infested sort of alley.