Saturday, 25 May 2013

Shout Outs and Updates

I know it's been a while since I've done any new blog posts and figured I'd better fix that. So here are some shout-outs, and updates on the book, and life in general.

  1. Nick, Jello, and Rachel for reminding me that blogging is an effective way to communicate, whether you're qualified or not.
  2. Brian Henry and The Thursday Night Writing group for the helpful information and suggestions, and for giving me something to  look forward to every Thursday. 
  3. Hubby and the kids for understanding when I get a little grumpy because something isn't going well with the writing, and for not bugging me when I'm in the zone. I love you!
  4. Evernight Teen for their unending patience with me and this protracted editing phase. Thank you!
  1. The Book - What I thought would be a few simple changes has so far yielded almost 38, 000 words of brand new material, complete with a change of setting, characters, time period, and major plot points. And I'd say I'm about half done. Right now I'm just debating a change in voice from 1st to 3rd person for some of the sections. I'll keep you posted!
  2. Work - It's the end of an era. After 9 years at my current school, I am transferring for next year. I have loved almost every minute, I have been privileged to work with an amazing staff and wonderful students, and I am sad to leave. However, I am excited about the chance to go to a brand new school and build my program from scratch. September will be a new adventure!
  3. Life - Hosted a shower for my sister last weekend. She's getting married in June and I couldn't be more thrilled for her! Next weekend we're going to look for shoes and a dress for my daughter for the event.
And now, for no reason in particular, a picture of my kitty.