Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I haven't written in a while, but have been busy, though I don't feel like I've accomplished much.
I completed five chapters on my next book...my sequel to "Tiny Angel" but the other night while lying in bed, I decided to redo it and change it completely. Argh, the joys of being a writer...
Thank God for computers. If I had to write using a typewriter, I would have given up a long time ago.
My exciting new is that I have just recently been accepted as a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and I'm so excited about that. After being a reviewer for several years for "Affaire de Coeur" magazine as well as ReaderToReader.com, this is another feather in my cap. NYJB is more widespread, so I'm thrilled. My first review with NYJB is for one of my favorite author's debut book: "The Sweet By and By" written by Todd Johnson. I met Todd when he was at the Literary Fair at UNC Chapel Hill and bawled throughout his reading. His book touched my heart and soul, and if you want to know more about it, check out my review.
I also had the privilege of chatting with Todd privately during the holidays. Amelia, a neighbor and a dear friend, and Todd's cousin came to her Christmas party while he was back home in NC. What a joy it was to pick his brain and discuss books with him. I am truly blessed.