New in November….

November 3rd, 2009

It’s November….

And you know what that means!

No, not pumpkin pie! (Although it means that, too!)

It means, among other things….

The Glee cast album is out!

Finally! I thought I was going to go crazy if I didn’t get that cast version of Bust a Move.

But now I can relax.

November is also the month when controversial end-of-the-world movie blockbuster 2012 comes out!

I so want to see the White House underwater (no offense to the current residents…The White House looked totally cute on Halloween)!

And since it’s November, that means Stephen King fans are just days away from being able to get his new book, Under the Dome! The one with the creepy cover! That he swears isn’t a rip-off of The Simpsons Movie (I believe him)!

Also, November means they finally printed that article about the Betsy books in New York Magazine (of all places) that they interviewed me for so long ago!

And (sadly) November means Daylight Savings Time is back.

And it still sucks! My cat doesn’t understand that it’s not OK for her to start crying for breakfast at 7AM.


“What’s the problem? The sun is out! Get up, Meg! Feed me Whiskas Temptations now! Are these curtains supposed to be so wrinkled? Where’s Debbie Travis when you need her?”

How can something so small make so much noise?

Oh, and finally, November means it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!

Have you started your novel yet?

Don’t worry…it’s OK if you haven’t! No pressure.

It seems like too many people are putting pressure on themselves to write novels…and then publishing them by a certain age. This is a phenomenon author Diana Peterfreund blogged about recently.

Well said! No one expects anyone to have published a novel by the time they’ve entered college. Or ever, really.

PS How good does Diana’s new killer unicorn book, Rampant, look, by the way?

Anyway, if you like to write, do it! The whole point of NaNoWriMo is just…to…write.

Write without revising or worrying about getting your book published.

I know what you’re thinking, though:

“Meg, a novel? Really? Where do I even start?”

The answer to that is in this video:


So, whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not, don’t worry—there’s more fun stuff coming out this November than I could even get to in one blog post (more is coming)….

(It goes without saying that I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. I have another deadline!)

And for those of you who DON’T want to write a novel, this November or ever, well, that’s cool:

Because we need readers, too!

More later.

Much love,

Meg