Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Long time, no blog!

If you're reading this, you probably have fast internet, which I do not. Which explains, at least in part, why this blog has been dead quiet for far too long. In the past months since I last wrote anything here I've quit my teaching job and begun to write full time. This change has been dramatic - although I thought I would have all sorts of time on my hands, it's remarkable how fast time goes and how work expands to fill the available space. I'm calling this the gas law of the writer's life.

My agent, Alyssa Eisner Henkin, has been remarkable. I feel like the luckiest person to have her in my writing life. In June she decided that the revisions I'd completed on Faithful had made it ready for submission, and as of this writing, we're waiting for word as to whether the book has sold (no fair peeking!) Now I'm working on a middle grade book for boys, which is proving to be challenging and rewarding and emotional (since I have a teenage son). I keep remembering things from my own tween years, which were painful at best.

If you're a teen girl who feels like you have no friends, and are the most awkward person on the planet, you know what my teen years were like. I buried myself in school work because I had nothing else. Teachers liked me, but that was about it. Glasses, braces, the whole bit. Just remember: you will grow out of this terrible time in your life! You will!

Ok, more later, promise.

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