Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Good news/Bad news

Good news: I am about ready to send my revised YA manuscript off to my editor. It feels like all I've done for the past month is work on this book. I hope I can share more about this project soon - I don't even have a title yet.

Bad news: I still worry it's not good enough. I've never been this worried about a book before, and I'm not sure what that means exactly.

Good news: I had a fabulous time on a writing retreat this past weekend in Midway, Utah. It is so beautiful there, and these ladies are so fun to hang out with. From left to right, top to bottom, Irene Latham, Rachel Hawkins, Emily Wing Smith, Mr. Moose, Lindsey Leavitt and me.

Bad news: It was like the calm before the storm. Last night the dog hurt her leg running down the stairs and I have to take her in for an x-ray today. Freshman son wants to go out for track and I just learned he has to get a physical before he can start practice next Monday. I have to have some dental work done tomorrow. And I swore I'd get started on taxes this week. I hope our bank account can survive all the madness. And me too, of course.

Good news: Some exciting news is in the works. 

Bad news: I can't say anything about it yet.

I've missed you all! Hope everyone is doing well. 


  1. Maybe you're so worried about the new project because you feel it's the greatest work you've done so far in your career, or the farthest you've pushed yourself, and that's a scary place to be. In reality, I wouldn't know. I'm assuming, the way teenagers do. Either way, good luck with it.

  2. The bad news might just turn into your best news ever. Something tells me that this might be a really good book, can't wait!

  3. Good luck with the new book! I'm excited to find out what your good news is. And also, I'm super jealous you got to hang out with all those cool authors!!