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…