Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Worst Review I've Ever Written

Unfortunately, the review I just wrote for VOYA turned out rather horribly. I don't understand it. I began the review early but somehow just made the deadline, having had to cram in a few minutes of revision ... but I thought it would turn out all right in the end. And it didn't.

I know I'll do better next time, but I've never written a really bad review before (at least I don't think so). I'm kind of angry with myself, although I just don't understand what went wrong ...

Maybe because I wanted to say so much about the book -- which had layers of issues to address -- and I had a limit of about eighty words (as a Teen Reviewer). Sometimes it's good to have a word limit because you can be succint, but I needed more words this time.

Oh well. I will, as I mentioned, do a better job next time.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

On Barnes and Noble's Website

Oh look.

I don't think the link will work; if not just go onto and look for The Game of My Life by Jason McElwain.

It's the first time they've used my name.


Monday, April 7, 2008

A Spill of Language

All of sudden, after about two weeks of people brewing in my head, they and all the right words came out and formed a story. It isn't finished yet but this is the first time I've been able to get it right and it feels so good.