Nothing much is going on lately, but I feel compelled to write at least what is on my mind.
What I am obsessing about most these days is a potential story about me, including the press release, that may be coming out in my hometown newspaper, The Sierra Booster. I know it sounds silly to be checking the online site every hour, and I really don't know why I am so excited about it, but I am. When I asked if they would publish the press release, they seemed thrilled at the idea, and wanted more details about my life and a picture as well. I sent over everything, and now I am just waiting to see what happens. Luckily my sister still lives in Chilcoot, so I am calling her everyday, asking "is it there?" Who knows, they may even decide not to print it, but if it comes out, I will definitely let you know. We'll see.
In other news, I have been in touch with Jean Jenkins and the members of the Best Foot Forward workshop (part of SCWC) asking them to spread the word about The Descendants. Jean is a well known and experienced freelance editor, so I am grateful to have met her at the conference. Her most recent advice was to use this time, this period of waiting, to write book number two. As soon as things pick up with The Descendants, and I need to focus on publicity, I won't have a lot of time to write. That being said, I have been a computer junkie...typing away, pushing past moments of writer's block instead of just walking away. The process is slow (being a perfectionist, makes me a slow writer) but at least it is moving along. I'm loving where the story is going.
Tonight I am going to have to pry myself away from the computer though. I'm going camping with some friends, and I am so excited. I won't be able to write much, but the story will still cook in my head, and maybe I'll come up with some good stuff. Plus, I'll have lots of time to read! Fun times here I come.