Today is May the 4th, or "May the 4th be with you!" day. ;) I'm a huge Star Wars fan. Do you want to know how I learned to finish a story? Writing Star Wars fanfiction. Yup. I am very not ashamed of this. Granted, a lot of it would make me cringe if I read back through it now--my first fanfiction was written over ten years ago, and I've come a long way since then.
My son's name is from Star Wars. I fell in love with his name when I was fourteen years old and I was in the middle of reading some of the Star Wars books that follow the movies. Before my husband and I got engaged, I gave him a long spiel about how much I adored the name, and he thought the name was awesome. (My daughter's name is from Lord of the Rings, but it's not "May the Ring be with you" day. Actually, I don't think I'd want to have a "May the Ring be with you" day, because who the heck actually wants that Ring to be with you? But apparently there is a Hobbit Day or something, and I'll take that.)
Anyway, happy May the 4th to all of you!
If you have not seen this video, it is fantabulous--even if the mere mention of this video makes it get stuck in my head, thanks to my kids having watched it a gazillion times.
Also, I'm having a sale on Rising Book 1: Resistance over at Smashwords. If you use coupon code AR55Q at the checkout, you can purchase it for $0.99. Usually it's $4.99, so if you were considering buying it at some point or you want something to read for the upcoming summer (YAAAY, summer's almost here!), you can take advantage of the low price. The coupon code is good for the next two weeks. :) (If you liked the book, please feel free to share this with friends you think might enjoy it. :))