So I’m sitting here procrastinating on working on my sequel, so to make myself feel better I’ve decided to write a post. Of course, since my last post was almost eight months ago, there’s some catching up to do.
To be fair, I was busy. For one, I had a baby, which let me just say was a bit of a trip. I’m a parent now. WHOA.
I have nothing wise or insightful to say about this. Just. . . whoa.
And then, not two weeks after my son arrived, I got my edit letter. I did my first round of edits with my baby on my lap.
And that round of edits was magical (and not just because of all the hormones in my blood). Martha at Greenwillow and Sara at HotKey are so incredibly smart, and the edit letter was brilliant and insightful and all good things. In the past few months, I’ve honed and polished the manuscript, the characters growing stronger, the plot clearer, and the writing cleaner.
We’re nearing the final stages of that process, and it makes me a bit sad. Coming from a collaborative background in musical theatre, working with these two brilliant editors has actually been one of my favorite parts of writing this book. Not like writing from scratch with blank pages that sit there and mock you grumble grumble this *$&#^@ sequel. . . .
Between rounds of edits and cleaning spit-up, I took a trip to Hawaii to see my brother-in-law marry my new sister-in-law. It was a beautiful wedding, and the gods of Old Hawaii blessed them with a brief shower of misty rain and a lovely double rainbow. They blessed me with a baby that didn’t cry on the 11 hour flight.
Anyway as the year (and this post) draw to a close, I’m looking back and not feeling so bad about not having time to update this here blog.