Monday, August 22, 2011

Scary Quickie

Just a quickie morning hello before I get the babe out of bed to report I am more than halfway through reading my revision. That means, once I finish this step, all I have to do is type in the small changes and it's off to the editor! Do I hear a huzzah?

I also have to report that I will not be appearing at this year's Anderson's Young Adult Literature Conference as previously planned. I hope the folks at Anderson's don't hate me (and they might, since I haven't heard back from anyone after I sent them a sincere apology email). You see, that weekend I will be attending Scarefest in Lexington, Kentucky. I am going with Tracy, the friend in both Get Well Soon and the sequel, to bring back my love for horror films that was so prevalent in my teens and twenties life. The main character in my next book, which I started then stopped to work on the Get Well Soon sequel, is a horror movie connoisseur as I once was, and I am looking to the Scarefest to bring back a lot of those warm, gory feelings I had about horror when I was younger. Should be interesting! I'm just sorry I had to choose which event to attend.

3 comments:

Teenage Librarian said...

Huzzah! Yay for almost being done with your revision.

I must say that I can't handle horror movies. I have an overactive imagination, which I think is a product of reading so much as a child. I can't just let things go and leave the scary at the movie theater, I take it home, and poke at it, anger it, and let it consume me. It's not pleasant.

That being said... Have fun!!

Julie H said...

I'm trying to decide now if I'll dress up. I don't want to be lame and look normal, but I also don't have it in me to make elaborate costumes. Hmmm...

carey farrell said...

aw, bummer--you were one of the authors i was most looking forward to at anderson's this year. hope you have an awesome time at scarefest!