Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer means NOT writing, at least for a little while

Today is the last day of school.

And I am excited! Even though I don't go to school or work at a school anymore.

I'm excited because I get to sleep in almost every day. I'm excited because I will have more time to spend with my kids, who are growing up way too fast. I'm excited because summer brings hot weather, and hot weather in my part of the country usually brings thunderstorms!

And one more thing. I am excited because summer vacation means I will be forced to spend time away from my latest novel, a YA fairytale mashup/retelling written in verse, which I am tentatively calling WHERE THE PATH MEETS THE WOODS. I recently finished this project's second round of revisions. And now I need to leave it alone for a while.

That's a hard thing for me to do. Even as I write this, it calls to me. Pleads for my attention. But I will stay strong for at least as long as it takes my first readers to read it.

Time to soak up some sun, have a little fun, and spend more time reading than writing.

What are your plans for the summer?


  1. Hooray for no summer! Enjoy this time of fun and relaxation :)

  2. Thanks, Julie! It's been a busy week with road trips and such, so not too "relaxing," but it's been fun!


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