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First, the good stuff:

Find Out What's In The Bag And Win It Today


And now for a long-overdue heads-up on what I've been doing. Namely, working on my paranormal YA Touching Indigo every spare moment I get. I was delighted with my 12K progress for the first week -- especially since about a third of that was new material -- but this week it's slowed down considerably due to a houseful of bored kids and my participation in London Book Camp (that's London ONTARIO, FYI -- nobody has offered to fly me to the UK yet!). Still, I have hopes of catching up to my target of 20K by Monday.

To help me stay motivated without an Official Editorial Deadline, I've told myself that if I get the first draft of this book finished by the second week of October at the LATEST, I can buy myself a new laptop. Which, considering that my current laptop is an eleven-year-old refurbished Toshiba with zero Internet capability and a busted hinge, is a pretty good incentive. Now I just have to think of an extra treat I can give myself if I get it all done by the end of September...

In the meantime, I've been delighted to find three Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter reviews in the past month from major US publications. First Booklist came through with some very nice words in their July issue, and then just this past week I got the nod from School Library Journal and VOYA, both of which you can check out on the Barnes & Noble page for Spell Hunter if you're curious.

I'll be offline for the next week, doing family stuff and focusing on getting caught up with Touching Indigo, but I look forward to catching up with everyone when I get back!

Date: 2009-08-15 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olmue.livejournal.com
Very glad for you! Yay on the reviews, and yay for the Indigo progress!

Date: 2009-08-15 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pgoodman13.livejournal.com
Glad to hear Touching Indigo is still going well; I remember the original quite fondly, and expect Great Things when it's done. :)

The only thing that would make the Booklist review better would be my being able to read it. Subscription-only services are kind of evil on my budget....

Date: 2009-08-15 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Yes, I'd have reposted it here, but I thought probably Booklist wouldn't like that so much... it's much the same as the others, anyway. :)

Date: 2009-08-15 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pgoodman13.livejournal.com
The Kirkus review left me a little cold, but mostly because of the "No girl-power here!" snark of theirs.

Date: 2009-08-15 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faerie-writer.livejournal.com
Yay! We were so happy to have you at London Book Camp!!! :D

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