Well, it has been months now since I blogged, and I am properly shamed. So what have I been up to while I wasn’t blogging?
There is too much. Let me sum up.
First of all, I’m happy to report that I’ve been working hard on my next book. (Working title: LIFESHARDS.] I’m in polish, edit, change, delete, tear-my-hair-out, get inspired, get excited, cry-my-eyes-out, write-my-heart-out mode. On any given day, I love it, then I hate it, then I love it like crazy again. I wish I could go to my calendar and circle the date when it will be officially DONE, but this is a mysterious process that defies such predictions. It’s like a puzzle with all the pieces on the table, but they don’t all quite fit together. Yet. Hmm…some of them might have fallen off onto the floor. But I’ll get ‘em…
I’ve also been busy talking up BEING HENRY DAVID at library and school and bookstore and book club events, and taught a writing workshop recently to a great group of teens. Over the summer I also attended the ALA (American Library Association) in Chicago and hobnobbed with a bunch of cool librarians and writers from all over the country. I love my job.
Most recently in Boston, I participated in the ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) workshop, a huge conference attended by English teachers and writers from all over the country. Check this out: I was on a panel with Sarah Dessen and Lauren Myracle…AND I met Chris Crutcher! So cool. (Yes, I am an enormous geek about such matters.) Did I mention I love my job?
Other than book stuff, I’ve been busy with your basic, typical everyday life stuff. The usual. Not interesting enough to mention.
There, now you’re all caught up. On to other matters, other blogs…let’s have some fun…