Wow! I've started quite a few posts the last couple of days and none of them got finished. Sorry. (Well, you probably don't care, but I do.) I suppose that it was bound to happen since the kids have had snow days all week, I've been finishing up revisions, and I'm still not up for much with the surgery A STINKIN' MONTH AGO! Yep, I still can only stand for so long. But hey, I've got my revisions done, I have amassed a lot of research for my WIP, and my husband has taken over most of the household tasks. (Yay for Steve!)
Anyway, I've sent in requested revisions to an agent and I'm nervous. I've done this before and it turned to not so I guess I'm prepared for the worst. I just have to realize it's out of my hands and move on now. WHICH, I might add, I am not too sad about because my WIP is rapidly becoming an obsession. Post-WWII Germany--very interesting time.
I'm signing up for the 2010 Debut Author Challenge. You should too! They need support getting their books out there and someday, hopefully, I'll be in their shoes and will need support too.
And in great, grand exciting news, I'm going to have another contest in February. Yep, that's right--I'm calling it my Feel the Love contest. So stay turned for February 1st. The prizes will likely be one reader's basket of goodies and one writer's basket of goodies. I'll let the winners choose what they want. Each basket will have a favorite book, a few little goodies, and the only book I have published yet: a poorly-written field guide to the mammals of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. You can use it for toilet paper. Whatever. I'll even sign it. The book, that is, not your toilet paper.
And I'm thinking of going to either the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference in Utah or the LA SCBWI. Are any of you going to either? I would love to meet real, live writers. I mean, sheesh, we're only in the millions.
That's all I got!