Good News All Around (Except for When I Hear Tommy)

Thanks to everyone who gave ideas on how to better promote my book. Today I had a long talk with my awesome agent, Michael. Everyone has been super helpful. Now all I need to do is learn how to blog for myself. I'm almost there! Meanwhile, this week I finished the first draft of my forthcoming young adult novel Back When You Were Easier to Love. I forget if I have mentioned this on my blog before, but in case I haven't, this book will be coming out from Dutton in early 2011. Now I am one step closer by actually having the first draft done. YAY!

Dan and Reo just finished playing Pinball Wizard on Rock Band. That songs always depresses me, because it reminds me of when I was a sophomore in high school and saw the rock opera The Who's Tommy. I always felt so bad for Tommy, just like I do right now. Maybe I identify with him just a tad too much.

Tomorrow I'm having a Writers' Day with my writing posse. Of the six of us, three of us met in college, when we all enrolled in a course on writing for young adults. The others we picked up along the way (but we love them just as much). We were planning on having a retreat of some sort, which never worked out. Mainly because one of my peeps runs a successful shoe party business and, as a result, is busy practically always. But, we've all carved out some time tomorrow to meet at my house and write, revise, and of course eat. Have I mentioned in this blog how much I love food? Quite a bit. But, I love to write more, so I am very excited for tomorrow. If you read this entry anytime on Saturday and have any questions for six writers in various stages of their writing career, send me a comment. We'll consult and get back to you.

Until next week!