April 23, 2014
When Inspiration Calls… You Answer!
I’ve started writing a new book – eek! Normally this would be exciting (and, okay, it is), but I don’t have time for a new project right now! I have so many other writing things going on that it’s not even funny! And I’m about to start working with my publisher-appointed editor to make my…
March 18, 2014
Happy, Happy, Happy!
In all the excitement of the last few weeks, I forgot to mention something else that happened when I met with my new publishers in Sydney. When they asked me about any other projects I’ve been working on, I told them about another (unrelated) YA manuscript I completed at the end of last year. Actually,…
February 28, 2014
It’s Official: I’m Going To Be Published!!
Oh, wow. Yesterday was beyond a doubt one of the best days of my entire life! I honestly could not have imagined a more perfect day – in every way, from beginning to end, and everything in between! I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll do my best to not leave anything out….
February 24, 2014
Sydney: Where My Publishing Dreams Become Reality
So, it looks like I’m off to Sydney in three days for my meet-and-greet with the publishers – how exciting! I feel like my ears are bleeding from all the legal advice I’ve received over the last month, but I’m now finally at a place where I’m comfortably knowledgeable about everything contract-wise… Which is awesome….
February 15, 2014
Starting A New Manuscript
There are two settings that my life seems tuned to: reading-mode and writing-mode. For me, there’s no in-between. I’m either reading, or I’m writing. I can’t do both – just like I can’t read two different books at once; I have to finish one before I start another. I’ve been holding tight to my reading-mode…
February 12, 2014
Road To Publishing: The Next Step
Good news, everyone! It looks like I’m almost ready for the next stage in my publishing journey! I’ve received the legal advice for my contract and I’ve been communicating back and forth (and back and forth… and back and forth… and back and–you get the point…) with the publisher. And honestly, I’m surprised they still want to sign…