On Science Shirts, First Drafts, and Revisions

My fab CP Gina posted today about finishing her first draft and I have to say I am totally in the same boat! I finished the first draft of Ultraviolet Catastrophe last weekend and am ECSTATIC about it. I know it’s just a first draft, but I love this book SO MUCH and I’m so excited about it that I can barely stand it (you can read the blurb on my What I’m Working on Page – though it still needs some work).

This book has SO many things I love – science, geeks, mystery, hot guys, computers, romance, friendship. And after Time Bound, it was just FUN to write. I love Lexie, my main character – she’s spunky and a little bit broken. But I REALLY love Asher, the resident genius and local playboy. And one of the reasons I love him is his t-shirt collection.

I’ll admit it, I can be as nerdy and geeky as my characters, and I LOVE cool shirts, so Asher and I have that in common. And so in almost every scene, he’s sporting a fun, science-y shirt. I thought I’d share a couple with you so you can get as sense of his personality. Most of these come from ThinkGeek.com, one of the best places on the internet for cool shirts ๐Ÿ™‚



























(The fantastic Leigh Ann Kopans designed this one for me)

I’m actually kind of sad to be done with my first draft. Shocking, I know! But I just loved hanging out with these characters so much. Good think I have plenty of revising ahead of me! And yeah, Asherโ€™s always on the lookout for new shirts to add to his wardrobe, so let me know if you find any cool ones!




  1. Jamie, I want to read this SO FREAKING BADLY. Like, I can’t even say anything else about it. Just give it to me. Now. Please. Before I die. Or something equally dramatic.

  2. Go Jamie Go!! I couldn’t wait to jump on the “finished” bandwagon with you! Sending lots of hugs and chocolate for revision time!! (And I can’t wait to meet Asher. You know I love a good t-shirt collection!)

  3. Asher sounds great. I really love the “in my day we had nine planets” shirt ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also I wanted to say thanks for hosting PitchOn. I am entered for one of your workshops. I follow you over at http://www.anythingimagined.blogspot.com

    Nice to meet you. Be talking to you again soon.