Tuesday, April 04, 2006

There's too much love...

Just eating a late lunch and drinking a glass of Welch's grape juice, which has this really gross undertaste of scented erasers. Ick!

Not much to report really. I'm hard at work on the first book in my new four-volume series, which will be published next year and the year after! I'm averaging about 3000 words a day at the moment, which is kinda lame for me but I do faff about a lot on MySpace and sending stupid emails to 6 Music. I'm distracto girl!

I would like to thank everyone who's left comments on blogspot and My Space. It's probably worth repeating to any newcomers that there are NO plans to write sequels to Diary Of A Crush, Guitar Girl or any of my other books. What you've got is what you're going to get, I'm afraid. I'm also quite amused by the reviews for Guitar Girl on amazon.com that are obsessing about how the book was based on the Sex Pistols, or No Doubt or Babes In Toyland. To which I have to officially say, not even! I was a music journalist for three years and Molly's story is the classic story of any wide-eyed kid that gets thrown into the music industry too far and too fast. Yes, it's easy to read the book and then find a real-life person in a band and draw paralells (hmmm, that's not spelt right) because evil managers and screwed up relationships with other band members and the like happens all the time. Sorry for the rant, but I'm always upfront about my influences and inspirations, and those reviews have really been bugging me.

So because all I do all day is write and not actually have a life, I thought I'd post about a few things I'm into at the moment.

I'm reading...

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

He's such a funny writer and this is the perfect book to read before I snuggle down for the night.

Cooking With Fernet Branca by James somebody or other

I had to read this for my book group and it's awful. Easily on my top three list of worst books I've ever had to read. It has all these reviews on the back about how funny it is. But they lie. Boy, how they do lie!

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

When I was in the States, I did my usual trip to Borders to stock up on interesting looking books - usually teen stuff and books about hipsters who dress really well while they try to find themselves. I picked this up and can't wait to read it.

The Nightwatch by Sarah Waters

I love her books, even though I couldn't finish Affinity because I got too scared.


I'm listening to...

Belle And Sebastian

Mainly because I'm always listening to Belle And Sebastian and their new single is out this week.

My new work-out playlist

Which is all the really fast bits from the last Go!Team and Goldfrapp albums.

The Essex Green - The Cannibal Sea

I heart this band. Gorgeous vocals and they're a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, a little bit magical.

The Priscillas

One of my best friends is in this band (in fact, she's cooking me dinner tonight before she tries to kick my arse in Scrabble.) They have really big hair and they rock. No, my mistake, THEY ROCK!!!!!!!!


I'm watching...

The OC

I'm mid-way through a big project to re-watch every single episode of The O.C because OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seth + Summer 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Supernatural

But I might have to give it up because I really do get too frightened . I should probably point out that I'm the most fraidy person in the world. Even a car back-firing in the street sends me into conniptions.

America's Next Top Model

This is my total TV crack. I love this show so much that if it wasn't completely illegal I'd be downloading the newly airing US series off the interpipe. Not that I am because it would be wrong. But, hey, if I was - what is Jade's problem? Qu'elle une bitch!

Veronica Mars

She's my second favourite, tiny blonde ass-kicker after Buffy.



And now I need to get back to my contractually obligated 3000 words. I'm still waiting for the other competition winner (that movie cast promo I ran) to leave me her email. I can't remember your name, but hey, step to it!

This grape juice really is disgusting...

Live on

Sarra

(cross-posted to http://blog.myspace.com/sarramanning)

7 comments:

Paint_box_pastel said...

How can you like Gold Frapp????????????? Which Belle and Sebastian single is coming out this week??? I got their Life Peruit a few weeks ago and it is COMPLETELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you ever read Fire Eaters by David Almond?? It's pretty good, but there isn't really any base line, but it's a good read, oh and Gathering Light by Jenny Donnally? It is amazing and (YAY!) won the Carneigie award a couple of years ago, which I was sooo happy about because I REALLY wanted it to win!!! I've been doing the whole Carneigie thing or 'the nerd club' as it has been christened at our school (I HATE that name, it is sooo stupid and anyway, it was made up by the losers who think that if you read a book, you are a total boffin. Pathetic) for a couple of years now, how come none of your books ever get shortlisted? They REALLY should!

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Paint_box_pastel said...

How can you like Gold Frapp????????????? Which Belle and Sebastian single is coming out this week??? I got their Life Peruit a few weeks ago and it is COMPLETELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you ever read Fire Eaters by David Almond?? It's pretty good, but there isn't really any base line, but it's a good read, oh and Gathering Light by Jenny Donnally? It is amazing and (YAY!) won the Carneigie award a couple of years ago, which I was sooo happy about because I REALLY wanted it to win!!! I've been doing the whole Carneigie thing or 'the nerd club' as it has been christened at our school (I HATE that name, it is sooo stupid and anyway, it was made up by the losers who think that if you read a book, you are a total boffin. Pathetic) for a couple of years now, how come none of your books ever get shortlisted? They REALLY should!

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Ellie said...

Hey, just reading your latest post about the stuff your into and wondering if you've seen 'Sugar Rush' It really relates to the contemperary feelings that young girls get about being confused about their sexuality. This show reminded me of 'Pretty Things' and the feelings of confusion that go through Daisy, Charlie, Bre, and Walkers heads. I think you'd enjoy the show if you havn't seen it.

Sahori Iwate..... said...

Sarra..You've done a really good job with 'Let's GEt Lost' It's touching and also funny at the same tme.I love write stories.Any advice on becoming a marvellous author like you?! ^_^

PennyLane said...

hey.

oh my god i can't believe you were a rock journalist. that's like my life goal. Have you ever seen almost famous? it's like my all time favourite movie ever.
oh and jade from america's next top model is EVIL. she is the devil in disguise and shes terrible at modeling. and i love the oc so much only have you been watching recently? it broke my heart.

if you like teen fiction type books i definitely advise you to read 'gingerbread' and 'shrimp' by rachel cohn. they're a series and they are so amazing. the type of book that just makes you feel alive. like being a total freak is just....not so freakish.

also if beyourowngirl never leaves her email adress could you still let me know what's happenning with the whole contest thing? thanks.
thanks for inspiring me. peace love rock n roll, ~ Sara
ps sorry this is sort of long, i'm stuck at home with family for easter. sorry if i bored you. XOXO

Who_do_you_see said...

Um one of my all time fav reads, i've read it like a million times! Is a book by Phillip Pullman called 'the broken bridge' Im nt a PUllman girl normally but this has such a strong young girl as it main character that i loved it! Check it out! HUGS xxxxxxx

Le-Anne said...

Wow. I love the new Belle & Sebastien album. I love walking into Dorothy Perkins & hearing 'Blues are still blue', that song is just HIGHLY addictive.
Goldfrapp, I have to like, Alison is my best friend aunty. She's a bit good in real life, but I dont necesarily like the music she makes. But, wow. Sarra you a bit amazing really.