I'm a little depressed. I don't know if it's just my normal chemical, cyclical depression, or if it's something else. I am not feeling at all relaxed, as I should during the summer. I am still stressed about work, particularly that I have to hire two assistants for the fall. I have several applicants, so I may start contacting people now instead of waiting until closer to the end of the summer. I don't know. I wish I wasn't having dreams about work when I'm not even working. Speaking of working, every day I go to the library to work on my next novel (which I think I already posted). It's actually going quite well, and I have around fifty pages so far. I like how when I write, I don't always know what's going to come out and what the characters are going to do. It's almost like I'm writing a novel that I want to be reading. So I'm entertaining myself. (What else is new?)
Back to ALA. Since not enough of you post comments (come one, people, let me know you're reading! Please!), this will be a semi-interactive post. I am going to give you a list of YA authors that I either got autographs from, chatted with, or met through the YALSA YA authors breakfast. Then you, my darling readings, can feel free to comment in the form of questions about the authors. Or not. Or you can just read and run. Or not read at all? Sniff. Sniff. I feel so alone...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Alan M. Gratz
Jack Gantos (I'm reading his memoir Hole in My Life, and I absolutely love it!)
I think that's it. Maybe there are more authors, and if anyone cares I will add them later. Sorry to be so Eeyore.