5/4/10 04:30 pm - Hyper-focussed Procrastinator - I admit it
It had been a gazillion years since I posted last. I've been working on another manuscript and I guess I have a one track mind, or I am hyper-focussed. Or both. And a procrastinator. Oh, and a busy mother too - that gets in the way also. I frequently post updates on Facebook, so that also makes me forget that I have a blog.
I don't like to talk to much about works in progress because you never know if they will come to fruition (also you should be writing not talking about writing), but I'll say that it's another young adult, this time with a paranormal theme. Dystopian too. Romance. The works. I finished a rough draft (VERY ROUGH) in two months and the last month have been fiddling with it. I hope to get back to researching for another historical I want to write and I have the very first glimmers of an idea for another Texas story.
Here's some recent news for The Stolen One:
It's was a featured read last month over at Readergirlz:
I participated in the Highland Park Literary Festival where I got to teach two classes (on beginnings) and meet the featured author Tobias Wolff at a dinner for the authors.
I spoke last month at the Colleyville Public Library on my writing career and after was interviewed at Borders by Stacy and Shannan from a wonderful website called Girlsinthestacks. Here's the video interview:
Stacy and Shannan gave me a mini bundt cake from my favorite cake store, Nothing Bundt Cakes. Quickest way to my heart. They are great ladies - so funny and charming and have a wonderful enthusiasm for reading.
The other morning I was on Facebook and saw some of my friends had posted that their books were on the Banks Street Best Books list. I clicked on one of the links and found The Stolen One. A nice surprise:
I'm happy to report that The Stolen One has gone into a third printing!
It's also been selected for the Best Books for Young Adults list put out by the American Library Association: