Well, since you asked... A whole lot is new. In the past two weeks, I have learned that the sales representatives at Random House really love my novel THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS, which is SUPER important because they are the wonderful people who actually sell copies to bookstores.
In order to make the book even more sellable, I was asked to write discussion questions to accompany the text. I must tell you: I thought that this would be a difficult task, but it was great. It was so much fun to think about my book from a "book club" reader's perspective.
And, most recently, I've started writing letters to fellow authors requesting that they read my book and write blurbs to go on the jacket.
Busy, busy busy.
I also had the opportunity to speak to a friend's novel-writing group, and boy, are they a great bunch of writers. I really appreciated the opportunity to share my experience. Thanks, Jamie, for the opportunity.
Lastly, I am still revising ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL. It's a delight to work on this novel. It's so great when you can actually do something you love and make money at it. I feel incredibly fortunate, and for those of you with whom I haven't shared the following: I'll end on this note:
My son asked me, "Mommie, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
And I said, "A famous writer."
And he said, "Silly, Mommie. You already are that."
It's this... and it's that moment that we go into a library and pull my book off the shelf that I am dreaming about. Wow, but that will be exciting. And, speaking of excitement. The galleys arrive August 26th. WOW WOW WOW WOW
love to everyone, xo pussycat