In honor of her new book BLISS, which is scary scary scary, my friend Lauren Myracle (author with me and Sarah Mlynowski of How to Be Bad, plus on her own TTYL, TTFN, L8R G8R, and more)is challenging people to a scare-a-thon -- by which she means:
challenging people to do something out of their comfort zone -- so far out, it gives you the heebie jeebies. Before October 31!
And to blog about it!
Or post it on YouTube or something else public.
I am not participating.
I am, for very good reasons, indisposed to this kind of thing at the moment.
Call me a weenie-head if you will. (Lauren will).
However, I watch the results with bated breath. YA writers participating include: John Green, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Stephenie Meyer, Kirsten Miller, Maureen Johnson, Shannon Hale, Melissa de la Cruz, Cassandra Clare and MT Anderson.
Lauren is scared of doing the Thriller dance in public.
Cassandra (author of City of Bones) is going to eat brains. (She is in Paris, which makes this easier to do).
What will the rest of them do? I don't know yet, but I am dying to find out....
P.S. Congratulations to my former writing compatriot John Green, whose fantastically excellent new book, Paper Towns, is on the bestseller list this week! I read an early copy and loved loved loved it.