2. There are going to be some changes on this blog. I think from here on out, the posts are going to mainly be announcements and Friday ramblings. The nature of my posts has never really been organized or defined, but I have so many commitments now that I won't be able to do the writing-related topics anymore. But I don't feel too bad about it, since there are so many resources - better resources, let's be honest - out there about querying, publishing, and the like. I'll still be posting on The Secret Life of Writers, though.
3. I did go to BEA this year, and it was an amazing experience. (Sorry about my signature, by the way.) Besides meeting so many sweet and enthusiastic bloggers and readers, I also got to do some squealing of my own. My agent and I were in the back room, and I spotted Sarah Dessen. Those of you who follow me know that I kind of adore her books. So I urgently tapped Beth on the shoulder and hissed, "That's Sarah Dessen! Can you introduce me?" We went over there, and I shook hands with her, and then heard myself blurt, "I'm your biggest fan!" Yeah. That happened. But I am not even that embarrassed or ashamed. Because, dude, I met Sarah Dessen.
4. New York City. It is a crazy place. I spent so much money and ate so much food that when I get home I'll be overweight and broke. I've always contemplated living here, finding a job among the glistening buildings and stained streets and sidewalks, but after this trip? I think I'll find a place outside the city. Don't get me wrong, I had so much fun and I'm still listening to the Wicked soundtrack. I just don't think I have the energy for it.
5. My deadline for my second book is rapidly approaching, so I may disappear again. So sorry for the spotty blogging. But the blog tour for SOME QUIET PLACE begins on July 1st! You'll be seeing so much of me you'll wish I would go back into hiding. Also, look for a giveaway on the blog soon. I may or may not be giving away two copies of the book...
Have a great weekend, everyone!