Thursday, March 29, 2012

Because I miss you all...

I'm taking a small break from my revision madness to let you all know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.  Your comments make me smile and help me to feel not so alone in this crazy process. 

I've always suspected that Book People are Good People, but you've all confirmed it.  (((Hugs))) to you all and happy writing!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Yeah, if I wasn't wrapping up revisions on The Book, this would be my reason for exercising. 

Wow.  Last post was in February.  I'm hanging my head in shame.  And the truly horrible thing is, letting the blog slide is the least of the things I've let go.  If you've ever wondered what happens to a writer after they get revision notes back from their editor--this is it.  Everything except The Book falls away.  My garden is full of weeds (I duck every time I walk past), showering is now considered a luxury, and my husband has taken to calling me every day just to make sure I eat lunch. 

I am consumed.  The kids are calling me Wacky Mommy because I sit at the table in a daze, mentally rearranging plotlines instead of doing silly things like feeding them.  Like they really need to eat.  Come on. 

Anyway, the good news is the End Is In Sight!  I should be finished in the next three weeks.  The bad news is the kids' spring break falls right in the middle of my projected timeline so make that four weeks. 

Why has it taken so long?  Because I had to cut 1/3 of the novel.  Ouch.  It still hurts to say that.  But, it is so, so much better for it.  I think.  Maybe.  I hope.  Please God let it be better...
So what's the moral?  Things'll be spotty around here for a few more weeks, but then back to regular blogging!

Happy Hunger Games everyone!  May the odds be ever in your favor!