Monday, March 1, 2010

Revisions and Reviews

It's not quite as good as the usual R&R- rest and relaxation, but it is necessary. I'm even going to go out on a ledge here and say it's FUN.

March is going to be the month for tons of reading and tons and tons of revising. I'm going to be voting for some of the Whitney awards- which means reading a lot of books. Actually, this is the fun part. I have an excuse to read a bunch of books I've been wanting to read anyway.

And, I'm going to be doing a review for a new book called Wrong Number by Rachelle J. Christensen. You're going to hear lots more on that this month, so I'll save it. I'm already really liking the book, though. It's going fast.

But on a more selfish note- the part I'm doing for me.... REVISIONS! I have two books to revise. I did say I was going to be selfish, so you've been warned. I decided that revising my own work is so much easier than revising someone else's. I don't have to worry about hurting someone's feelings or wonder if the direction I would take with the story is right. It's my book so it must be right. I sound full of myself, don't I?

Anyway, I'm so glad I have some time to really dig in and edit. I'm falling in love and thinking things through more than I have before. These are some killer stories. Really.

And, since I'm so busy talking about myself, I'll give you some more news. This Thursday I'll be at Summerwind Elementary doing presentations about reading and writing. March 19 I'll be at Frontier Elementary. If you are interested in having me visit a school, please drop me a line. Go to and send me a request. I'm really easy to work with and I love doing school visits.

If you happen to live back east the midwest or anywhere not within driving range, we can do a skype visit with your school. See- there are other ways.

Okay, I guess I better get back to work. Until next time...


L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so glad you're loving your book and that you're listening to yourself while you're revising. That's the smartest thing you can do! (BTW, I'll send you an email asap. Things have been WILD here!)

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