Hee. I don't think I've used the word "rad" since I was thirteen, but this post calls for it.
I'm thrilled, THRILLED, to announce that we have sold my second novel, TIME OF MY LIFE, to Shaye Areheart, a Random House imprint, in a pre-empt. We're expecting a Fall 2008 publication, which means that I have to burrow my head in the figurative sand and get my arse in gear because, oh, I have 40k words to go, and a Nov 1st deadline to crank 'em out.
So, I imagine that I'll be talking a lot about my writing process in the next few weeks and all of the stuff that goes into getting a manuscript perfected and polished for publication. I'll also post about the sale process - how the whole thing went down and how, as you'll hear, you have to keep hustling and writing good stuff to stay publishable, even if you've already been published once. Establishing a long-term writing career is no easy road.
With that, I'm diving back into my ms (I took a little break to post this), and will probably check out until Labor Day. Though if I have anything else inspiring to add, I will!
In the meantime, check out my pal, Jen Singer's website, Mommasaid.net - which is an incredible network for moms who need a break and a laugh - and vote on her Wacky Wig contest. Jen's a strong face of cancer who won't let it kick her ass. Rock on!