Actually, it already arrived. That’s right, the contract for my new easy reader is now officially official, what with the money being here and all. Entitled Slow Poke, it’s a thinly veiled autobiographical story about a slow-moving girl and her impatient family. Projected pub date: Spring 2010. Next step: securing an illustrator. I don’t have much to do with this, but I did get to look at samples from a possible artist, which was fun. I’m excited to have another project in the pipeline. Meanwhile, I’m working a bit on my YA novel during nap time.
I had another book signing in my hometown (Florence, SC). Here I am with the famous Willa Burdette, my eighth grade English teacher extraordinaire.
I’m on a total sewing kick, started when I decided my baby boy just had to have some green overalls for his upcoming first birthday. The overalls aren’t done, but I did finish a couple of bags. Check out my first jordy bag, featured below. Directions for your own jordy (square bottomed, lined) bag at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204
Currently reading: Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose. I’m also taking a writing class (free!) at the local library. It’s focused mainly on in-class writing exercises, which is refreshing after working on novels most of the time.
To come: writing exercises inspired by Francine Prose’s book.