Whoa. Three month hiatus. Where did the time go? Where did I go?
August: Canada, to research a work in progress. Newfoundland hasn’t changed that much since I lived there. The people are still warm and friendly, the seals adorable, the black sand/stone beaches very cool. AND my family survived 4,000 miles of driving together, including driving to France (Really! We took a ferry to the French island of St. Pierre, off the SE coast of Newfoundland–tres interessant!).
September: Trip to Maryland for QUAKING book party. School. Sports. Visitors. Mom stuff.
October: Adoption Day, Birthday. Visitors. SCBWI Mid-Atlantic in Arlington, VA — GREAT event! LOVED Jen McVeity & Bruce Coville, both of them smart, funny and clever. Got to meet great people like Kristy Dempsey and Sheri Goad (hi!).
November: Birthday, Adoption Day. West Virginia Book Faire. My first time being covered as a writer in an actual newspaper. First time on radio, too, altho’ I didn’t listen because I was on at 5:00 am and why would I get up just to hear myself? I talk to myself enough as it is.
Writing Summary: Current novel almost done, down to last 2 chapters, then adding a little backstory. Two new novels in progress. Canada novel now 4th in the queue. But I really want to work on #5 . . . just need more time.
Some good books I’ve read recently:
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban (LOVE this!)
Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt
Gabriel’s Triumph, Alison Hart
The Last Knight, Hilari Bell
The Curse of the Romanovs, Staton Rabin
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Happy reading & writing to all!