We're waiting on snow. I have to admit--I no longer (if I ever did) believe the newscasters. They hype up a storm, and then only a few flakes fall. Our last snow storm produced about 9 inches, when we were promised twice that. I just heard an anchorwoman say that tomorrow's snow will "rage". That it will "cripple" us. Maybe they need to revise their story. Pick their words more carefully. Seriously.
Speaking of revision--I'm finally back to it. I owe $4 for my charity over the last 10 days. When that number starting creeping up this weekend, I decided enough was enough. So yesterday, I opened up my MG work-in-revision, and realized that I hadn't actually revised since July. July! Too long. Time away was good for me, and I needed the creative breath of fresh air of starting two new novels. But really. So, I jumped in, and realized (again!) that I like this novel. I'm ploughing through eight inch snow drifts of novel.
Thanks for all the great questions and comments on Terry Lynn's Friday Feature! Terry and I consulted an unbiased third party, who proclaimed Natalie the winner of a copy of Dogsled Dreams! Natalie's comment:
Thanks for the great interview Heather and Terry. I mostly read fantasy but I can't wait to read Terry's book. And here's why: her blog. I follow it and really encourage everyone to. She shares her amazing adventures in the Canadian wilderness. It's all stuff I would never be brave enough to experience but it's wonderful to see her gorgeous pictures and read her stories. I know her book will be another way to experience the adventure.
Good luck Terry. You answered my question about how you started out the dogsledding. And your experiences with your agent and publishing in general have been helpful. Good luck!
All the comments and questions were wonderful, as usual. It was hard to pick a winner. Natalie--email me your address, and I'll send out the book!
I'll close with a batch of inspiration, for anyone waiting on a storm, whether in writing, or real life. Check out Christine's take on Resolution 2011. How awesome is that? And, I love this idea that if it won't fit on a post-it, it won't fit in your day. And, Kris shares an inspirational video, organizes a real life get-together for writers in Massachusetts, and shares her recent delivery of a box of her books! Congrats, Kris!
And, check out Lee Wind's amazing interview with Lois Lowry. Oh, and Casey brings to light Leigh Bardugo's amazing success story. It does happen! (Okay, not normally in 37 days!)
What are you working on this week? Are you waiting on anything?