Monday, August 30, 2010

Plodding Along

You know, despite all the cool stuff going on right now, some days are not easy. Particularly when it comes to revisions. Even more particularly, when it comes to revisions made under a major deadline.

Sometimes the ideas are just a little stagnant, and the sentences don't flow. Too many "thats" pop in there, or maybe a (gasp) exclamation point or some excessive underlining, because my good emphatic words are on vacation.

Whatever the case, those are the days when you just have to push through, and promise yourself that you'll reread tomorrow, to cut all the rubbish you added the night before.

Oh, and also drink a giant diet coke to wash down a serious amount of blackberry & almond ice cream.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Big News!!

Considering how long it's been since my last post, are you surprised that I have a wealth of news to share with you? As is my forte, I'll just go for it in list-format!

Things to Celebrate:
1. Hereafter has an official release date! Tuesday, June 7, 2011 is going to be a big, huge, seriously awesome day for me, and hopefully for a group of YA readers! And can you say launch party? Oh yes!
2. In other "big release" news, my kiddo's arrival has been unofficially moved up to late October, thank goodness. I'm hopeful for a Halloween birthday, which will give me a lifetime of excuses to throw massive Halloween parties. As if I really needed any.

Things to Bemoan:
Nothing...the news above is to great to let me worry about anything right now!

Things to Ponder:
I kind of hate the song "Maggie May," but I'm deeply in love with it's mandolin solo and have had it stuck in my head all day. Weird, right?