Friday, May 16, 2008

The Merry Month of May...

It's been a crazy one, let me tell you. We started the month with a party for a good friend who once a year has a bunch of great guys come in town for a golfing weekend. My husband is part of the golfing party so they all come over Saturday night, loaded with beer and we do a huge Mexican fiesta. It's always a good time, but Sunday morning sometimes arrives with a wee bit of a hangover.

We'd barely recovered from that when my dad turned 70 and family came to town to celebrate. It was wonderful and so good to get together with all my family members--not everyone could make it, unfortunately, but there was a good group. (pictured)

This weekend my oldest daughter turns 17 (!!!) so there will be some celebrations there no doubt and then next weekend some of our best friends from San Diego will be caravan-ing (or piling in an RV) and driving across the desert to visit for a few days. Whew, we will need a vacation from the fun when the month is over, but what a great time.
Today is quiet and I'm settling into some writing, though. The new book is coming along nicely. It's good to lose myself in that world for awhile.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

What an amazing week!

Wow, I have had the most amazing week ever. I sold my next two books to Berkley and signed with a fabulous new agent. If that's not enough, what made this week so extradorinary--so much better than just a GREAT week, the editor (editors are the people who work in the publishing house, buy the books that will be published and help the authors make their books the best they can be) who bought my books absolutely loved BENEATH THE RUINS. Many times authors work with editors who like their writing and think they've written a good book they want to see published. But to have someone love the book, excited about working on it with the author--that's like magic. I feel as though someone has waved a magic wand over me. Yay! Life is good.

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