What's Up Wednesday: BREAKING NEWS Edition
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WHAT I’M READING
The same books that were on my list last week, plus a new one for the YA Buccaneers Reading Mutiny Challenge: LIFE IN OUTER SPACE by Melissa Keil. It’s laugh-out-loud funny.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m happy to report that yes, I am writing again. I’ve just begun a new round of revisions on the novel formerly known as WAITING FOR THE SUN. It has a new title and…
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
…I signed with a new agent!
In mid-September, my former agent and I parted ways when she accepted a position in a different industry. This news wasn’t something I made public, so I quietly and determinedly began querying again. I reached out to a few trusted writer friends for advice and support; for your endless cheerleading and encouragement, I thank you – and you know who you are.
I queried, I continued with my new WIP (KEYS), I kept myself busy with the million other things I do. Yes, there were days when I felt like that moldy piece of cheese on the playground at Greg Heffley’s school, but I persevered. I kept moving forward. I knew that someday soon, I would be able to enjoy that pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer. Keep moving forward. That’s just what you gotta do.
So – happy day! – I’m very excited to announce that I am represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency, and truly, I couldn't be more pleased at how it's all turned out!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Oh, this long and winding road. I've had this dream to be an "author of books" since a very young age - I even put it in my third grade autobiography. That hasn't changed and it will not, no matter how long it takes or what minor detours I encounter along the way. Thankfully I've had a lot of support from family, friends, and other writers on their own long and winding roads. I wouldn't be here without all of you and I am forever grateful.
What's up with you this fine week?