The Silver Lining | Updates

Sorry for being so MIA this week. I am moving this weekend so all my free time has been spent packing. Though I have managed to squeeze in time to revise my WIP, getting about a chapter a day done. Aim is to get the first third of the book to my agent shortly after SCBWI. I have I LOVE this new version of the book. I’m so excited about it! And I’m actually glad I wrote the book wrong twice because it led me to this version, which is a thousand times stronger than the previous ones.

Packing sucks, just saying.

Less than a week for SCBWI LA!!! I’m all packed for it because I wanted to do it before the move so I wouldn’t be scrambling for things next week.

And last weekend I went wedding dress shopping. It was part fail because I knew what I wanted but hadn’t realized how many of what I wanted was out there! And that made it difficult to choose. I went to a trunk show where I only had one day to decide if I wanted a certain dress because it would be going to another state the next day. I really liked the dress, but I wasn’t 100% positive yet. I agonized over the decision, not sleeping at all that night. The dress was really unique, but I worried it was TOO unique. Carrie Bradshaw could pull it off, but could I? It would have been memorable though. And there was another dress I also liked not from a trunk show, it was what I wanted but a little bit safer. However I worry it might be…forgettable. It’s the most popular style from a particular designer. So less unique, more trendy. Anyway, I didn’t buy anything yet, the safer dress is still there if I want it but the quirky dress is gone. Not sure if I’ll regret my decision yet. I want to try on more dresses so I can be positive about my decision and not get buyer’s remorse. I can’t go dress shopping again until a week after SCBWI LA, which is cutting it close, because I have been told the dresses take approx 8 months to come in plus another month or two for alterations, and I’m pretty much 10 months out right now. So I better get on this!

I also had dinner with some awesome YA writers this week! I love discussing books in person! I met

 and her adorable kids, , Jaclyn Dolamore, and YA blogger Mitali. I had a great time!

So that’s what’s going on with me. I will try to do a Friday Five, but then the blog may be dark for a bit because I am having trouble getting an appointment to set up internet for the new apartment and well, without internet, I can’t blog! They won’t let me set it up until the current tenants cancel their service, but that prob won’t happen until this weekend. Hopefully while attending SCBWI LA though, I’ll do some recaps there.

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  1. “I LOVE this new version of the book. I’m so excited about it! And I’m actually glad I wrote the book wrong twice because it led me to this version, which is a thousand times stronger than the previous ones.”

    That’s pretty much exactly how I’m feeling about a current WIP. A very old WIP that is suddenly becoming an all-new WIP! 🙂

    Good luck with everything you’ve got going on right now, and fingers crossed that, one by one, things will get crossed off your list.

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