Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Status Update

Pictures from the EdgeImage by Ishmael Orendain via Flickr
It's been a while, I know. Four days in between posts! I've been cheating on my blog with my EDGES page on Facebook. (And thanks so much to those of you who have joined the fracas with me!) It's been fun -  posting music videos for my characters Luke and Ava and pics of movies filmed in Moab.

And I've been writing, writing, writing.

Ecstatic yesterday to print out my fifth draft of The Land of the Lost and Found, but then strangely sad when I attached it as a PDF and sent if off to my agent today. Strange, but true, because it is out of my hands now. There were a couple of things that I didn't want my characters to do, but there they were doing them, and once you've hit the fifth draft they become real. They speak for themselves. And I struggled with the ending. (I hope it's not too neat. I strive not to have too many loose ends, but nor do I want an ending to be a pretty package, tied up with a bow.)

My agent might not even get to reading it for a couple of months. And publishers are just so darn cagey these days anyway, so I have to let it go and move on to my next project. And write, write, write.

After I sent my manuscript, I had a conference call with marketing. Word on the street is that it's pretty much all on-line now, so I'm in pretty good shape. We'll do a book contest on Goodreads. They'll send ARC's out to a few select bloggers of their choosing and let them know that I'd be available for an interview or a guest blog. (They won't organize a blog tour per se) and that they have launched a website for teens called macteenbooks, where we will "interface". Not much new information, really.

I just want it to be December 7th already!

This I have to let go too. Take positive actions, let go of the results. Let go, or be dragged.

And write, write, write!
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