Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Missing in Action

Sorry to be so missing in action...

BUT I HAVE A DEADLINE NEXT WEEK!

Yes, the revisions for book #2, I So Don't Do Spooky, are due. Editor Wendy wrote a lovely revision letter, full of really wonderful solid suggestions. I'm very lucky in that I have the best editor who writes the best letters. I'm sure there are other authors out there who feel their editors write the best revision letters. Sadly, they're mistaken.

A little housekeeping before I get back to the grind...












Last week, I got together by the Giant Dipper roller coaster (Yes, I did a My Town Monday post about it) here in San Diego with fellow 2k8er Nancy Viau, debut middle grade author of Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head. We went for a l-o-n-g walk on the beach. I mention this last detail to explain my frizzy hair. Then we stopped for drinks at a somewhat seedy place in PB (Pacific Beach). We had planned to meet and chat for an hour or two, but ended up talking for FOUR AND A HALF HOURS. Nancy did most of the talking. Okay, so that's not even close to true. We both talked so much that we barely even breathed. It was loads of fun (and a little scary) discovering just how much we have in common.



It's debut author, Teri Brown's launch week on the Class of 2k8's blog. Her YA novel, Read My Lips, is on shelves now. I'm going to ask Teri if she'd like to be interviewed by Kelly Couric and do a book giveaway on this blog. And, really, now that I've published this post, how can she say no? :)

I owe ARCs to Larramie and Angela and a gag gift to Brian. I haven't forgotten. I just haven't gotten to the post office yet. And I haven't figured out anything heinous enough for Brian. But I will get it all taken care of; I promise.

My high school English teacher did a book review for us, and I'll get it up on the blog after my deadline.

Not sure what made me realize today that I never posted about meeting Agent Rachel Vater in Phoenix. I better get on that.

Okay. My break time is over. Very nice spending it with my bloggy friends. I probably won't be able to play until next week. So, now you know not to worry about me. I'm not sick. I'm not hurt. I'm not off galavanting.

I'M JUST IN REVISIONS!

21 comments:

Larramie said...

Ah, you remembered about not telling us about the extraordinary Rachel Vater. Well everything in good time, Barrie, because you SO DO REVISIONS!

beckylevine said...

Good luck on those revisions. And have fun with them. :)

Angela said...

I am not even writing a book but I have been a bit absent too.
It sure is a busy life.

Good luck on getting your book done.

painted maypole said...

i remember as a student writing papers or stories or poems or plays what a hard time I had doing revisions, so I am always amazed at people who can do them.

Charles Gramlich said...

Good luck with the revisions. Try to get "some" rest.

Shelli said...

Good Luck!

Family Adventure said...

Lucky you having such a good editor. May your revisions continue to go smoothly :)

Heidi

deboradale said...

I'm glad you're not sick or hurt... and if you were off gallivanting, I'd have to berate you for not taking us along! LOL. Good luck with your revisions and your deadline... and congrats on having the best letter-writing editor. :-)
~Debbie

Anonymous said...

Can't wait till you come to Jersey someday!
-Nancy

Anonymous said...

I am glad you had a good time! I am sorry that I am not there to help with the kiddos! I hope you will be able to get through the revisions without me! Good Luck and remember don't have too much fun without me!!! XO

-YPN

Bina said...

Okay, I just have to tell you this one thing.

I first read "Giant Diaper" and thought, wow, it must be so wild it can make you crap in your pants!
So I had to follow the link, and then realized it was DIPPER!

I'm such a bucket head.

Wow, book revisions for #2 already? Holy Smokes!

Annie said...

You really must come to Oregon dahling...we could spend hours and hours drinking, er talking... with Teri J. Brown, of course!

I'd be all giddy and silly, sitting with two published authors, but that's okay, right?

Vivian said...

Good luck with the revisions!

Christina Phillips said...

Good luck with your revisions Barrie!!

TJBrown said...

I would be honored to be interviewed by Kelly Couric.
Honored.

brian_ohio said...

MIA? Really? I didn't even notice. Hm.

And how many times can you use the old 'the beach made my hair frizzy' excuse? (Actually you two look great and happy. It is always fun to spend time with a fellow author. Amazing how the time flies and the conversation never stops.)

So... I'm expecting something heinous in the mail. Heinous! Which means 'Outrageously evil'. Which, basically, means 'Outrageously wicked'. Which, in slang, means 'Outrageously cool'.

I can't wait!

Bill Clark said...

Just catching up on the latest Kelly Couric interview - that girl is a hoot and a half! And yes, when I give money to my old school, I split it between two teaching funds honoring the man who taught me to write and the man who taught me to play the organ. Dunno where I'd be without them.

Have fun with the revisions. Yes, that's right, fun. You are taking what I am sure is an excellent book and improving its excellence to the point of perfection. How can that *not* be fun?

Carleen Brice said...

I love revisions. Rewriting is better than writing to me. I envy a long walk on the beach as a break during revisions!!

Michele - Writing the Cyber Highway said...

Second book? Woo Hoo for you! ;-)

*smiles*
Michele

Chantal said...

I love getting together with friends and talking and talking, and when then evening is done you wish it wasn't cause you still have so much to talk about. I love that!

Carol said...

Good luck with the revisions.If you need someone to review your upcoming book please contact me. I'll post the review on my blog.
Please email me if you're interested.
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