Friday, July 31, 2009

A human skipping stone

My big brother, Jeff, took me out on Yuba Lake in a tube behind his boat. When he found out he wasn't driving wild enough to bounce me off, he turned up the speed. I got laughing so hard I couldn't hang on any more, hit the water, and skipped across it like a stone. Unfortunately, I got water in my nose. Lots of water. I couldn't breathe. Luckily it didn't last long enough to kill brain cells. Then when I tried to climb back on the raft, my leg wouldn't work. I rode the raft for another two hours, proving the fact that teenager's brain's aren't connected at the synapses.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Riding the Tube

I had a good signing on Whidbey Island. I signed 8 books. Then I went to Confetti Antiques in Spanish Fork and signed two more. Then I went to Mountain West books in Cedar City and signed two there. Now I'm in St. George and will have a book signing on August 1 at Barnes and Noble. Book signings are unpredictable, but so is tubing. Let me tell you about it.
Mom wished she had a camera when I was riding the tube behind my big brother's boat yesterday. Once, he and I hit a wave so hard that all she could see was the bottom of the tube and our feet sticking over the top.
Then my little brother, Mike Mike, wanted to ride, so we gave him the middle seat. He was kind of nervous, but I said, "Hey, has anyone ever fallen off the middle seat? No!" But this time when I was falling off the tube, I held on to the handles and, with the help of a wave, managed to flip it over, dumping Mike Mike and my sister in law, Jamie, into the water. Jamie hit her head on Mike Mike's knee, but no one died, so I don't know what she was complaining about.
It's just too bad Mom didn't have a camera.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Where Whales are...

We're supposed to go whale watching. I hope no lycan sailors are out while we're on the water... I'll let you know what strangeness I see when... and if... I return...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great review from Sheila Staley!

Hey, I got a new review from Sheila Staley! Click right here to read it: Why Not? Because I Said So! (Sounds a little bit like my mom!)
Thanks for doing this, Sheila.
I've been writing a lot lately, at least 600 words a day, sometimes over a thousand. This comes after my mom said I should set a goal of how many words I would write every day. I decided on one hundred, but I'm doing better than that, and I keep getting ideas to fix plot holes as I write.
When I'm not writing, I'm working on making a pair of dragon wings. They look pretty cool.