I got the second round of edits for Fools Gold (my first young adult historical romance) from my editor Thursday, corrections due the end of the weekend. So you can guess what I did most of that time–typing madly! I almost made the deadline, thought I sent the edits back late Sunday night. Then I slept in Monday, and pulled up my Gmail that afternoon to see the dreaded word “draft” next to the email. (I think maybe I turned off the computer before the email was sent completely.) So Jacqueline got it a day late. She was very gracious about it, as she is about everything. I am so lucky to be at Prism Book Group.
The other big thing I did lately was the Great Alaska Book Fair Saturday–so much fun! (Fools Gold is not out yet, but I passed out bookmarks and used my antique cigar box to collect contact info for my newsletter subscription list.) I had a half-table next to a very nice man who has two Alaska books out, and we enjoyed chatting. I also visited with many of the authors there–writers are such friendly people. Some nice folks stopped by to look at our tables and talk about books. I met my goal of signing people up for my email newsletter. And I picked up some tips from my colleagues, enough to feel comfortable getting ready for my own booksigning in a couple months. A successful day for me!
Next up: creating that newsletter, and getting my workshop plans ready for the Young Writers Conference on October 26. There’s always stuff to do–but I like that. It would be boring to do the same things every day. Always something new to learn in the writing business!
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