Wow, I’ve really been awful about blogging lately. The main reason is that I’ve been posting a lot on BabyMama, so if you want to see what I’ve been writing about, check that out. I’m especially fond of this piece but roam around the site and see what you think.
I’ve also just been busy, happily working on a bunch of different projects with different people and also just enjoying hanging with my kids and traveling a little. I just had an amazing trip to the east coast, stopping first at my college reunion and then going on to see some plays and have some work meetings in New York. (Except REALLY it was all just an excuse to see my son, who’s in college in Connecticut and won’t be home until Thanksgiving.) When I think back to where I was almost exactly a year ago (here’s a reminder), I can’t believe how far I’ve come in twelve months. I’m in a very good place right now and beyond grateful to be here.
Anyway, the big news here is that I’ve sold another YA novel, so expect to see a new one from me in spring of 2017! I’m so happy about this one–it’s a whole new direction for me. I’m working with a new publishing house (Harcourt Houghton Mifflin) and an editor who’s lovely, and the manuscript is already written, so I only need to edit and change a few things, which makes it all play and no work. This one isn’t based on Austen or any other of the greats–it’s just ME from start to end. We’re still playing around with the title so I’ll let you know what it is when I know it.
Finally, if you want a smile, watch this. (You can skip to the one minute mark to get to the good stuff.) I can’t NOT smile when I watch this. Plus the refrain of “Look around, look around–how lucky we are to be alive right now” kind of makes your heart swell, even when it’s sung by lip-synching men in little King George crowns.