Greetings from southern California
My name is Stacy, and I'm pleased to join the Cult.
I live in the desert, about 2 hours east of San Diego, 1 hour west of Yuma, AZ, 15 minutes from Mexico, and 2 hours from Palm Springs.
A couple of sayings about El Centro:
Where the sun spends the winter, and hell spends the summer.
In the winter you don't long for heaven, in summer you don't fear hell.
Our average temperature from late June till September is about 115. Starting in May the temps hit 108 regularly. Friggin' hot--nearly everybody wears a hat, and no one goes barefoot. We carry umbrellas to keep the sun off.
We also have the biggest cockroaches I've ever seen. *doing peepee gross-out dance*
Gawd, I HATE them. I've trained my dog to kill them, so she comes running whenever she hears me shriek. LOL Good doggie.
I am an enthusiastic member of bookcrossing.com. You may see my profile here: [url]http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/abbynormal92243/referral[/url]
After seeing so many public libraries die from lack of funding, I'm thrilled to see what BC is doing, and take every opportunity I have to share my books. I do, however, get irritated and snotty when people I don't know PM me asking for a book like I owe it to them, without offering a trade. (Yeah, it happens about twice a week.)
If you're interested in trading and live in the US, hit me up. I'm easy. And if I know what you like, I may add another book or two as a surprise.
My boyfriend has an eBay store where he sells books cheap (that link's on my BC profile)
I'm looking forward to participating in the workshops, but I'm a little confused.
Where do I go to start critiquing?
Here's what I want to do: I want to first do the critiques I need to in order to submit my story, then I want to learn how to do them RIGHT.
I've already read the thread by Alex Cossun (sp?) so I know what reviews to read as examples.
What else do I need to know?
Thanks in advance for your time. I'm glad to be here.