Ok, stop the screaming of "WHERE WERE YOU?!?" I'm sure your life continued on without me. I'm sure you maintained a high level of optimism and thrills without me.
Simple answer: I WAS BUSY.
Doing what? Writing! What else?
I've completed another novel, this one much more adult like, 70k+ words, very edgy kind of stuff. With any luck at all it'll get banned, make headlines, and in five years I'll be touting it on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
What's it about?
It's about....another post.
For now, I just got back from a SCWBI conference in the Poconos and not only did I have a fantastic time (my daughter Hannah accompanied me), but I have now determined that Laurie Halse Anderson is the most wonderful, kind, giving famous person I have ever met. I felt like if she were our neighbor she'd come over for coffee and just to BS. She is my daughter's favorite all time writer, and for her, meeting Laurie was like getting backstage tickets to The Beatles. She was flabbergasted, and Laurie was gracious, kind, and pulled Hannah aside to sit with her and talk one-on-one. Hannah's smile, an hour and a half later, must've hurt.
Anyway, the conference was once again terrific, well-run, highly organized, and credit for that goes to Marilyn Hershey and her squad. They really do a great job, AND they find time to write too.
So, I'm back, and blogging better than ever. AND querying. Which, of course, I will keep you all up to date on. First off? The Nancy Gallt agency. Hopefully she has forgotten the spastic fits I had on the dance floor and will look past my high level of immaturity. Or accept it as my key entry into the world of middle grade fiction!
Until then, WRITE ON MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! We have stories to tell, and it is our duty to get them out there!
I'm starting a new book today with that as the title. "The Strength To Stand Up. Memoirs of an Unemployed Man." People have...
Great time had at the SCBWI conference on Saturday! And a big hello to my friends from that conference who've hopefully joined us here....