I started the day quite differently than it ended. This morning, I was blow drying my hair when my hair dryer attacked. The kids, who were eating cereal in the dining room actually called to me, asking "Mom, whats going on with the blow dryer?" It made this cracking noise, then a guttural growl, then a snapping sound. I threw it to the ground in terror, hoping not to rip out a large handful of my hair in the process. A quick glance in the mirror told me my locks were intact. But the dryer was a goner. I ripped the plug out and hurled it across the vanity. I never touched it again. My 8 year old actually threw it in the trash outside. I refused to handle the thing.
Later, I had a terrific job interview and the unemployment check finally arrived. Two pretty good things, almost enough to cancel out the manic hair appliance. But the best was surely yet to come.
I have blogged before about prepping another manuscript for submission. This one is another YA paranormal romance with a ghost story twist. The working title has always been The Girl, The Ghost and The Guys, but after polishing it up, I have retitled it JUICE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL GHOST. I like this title because it identifies both the genre and the age group. I submitted it to my new publisher and somewhat held my breath. Then, the aforementioned great news....wait for it......they love it!
My publisher not only loves it, she said the same editor I was lucky to work with for SPELLBOUND really wants to work with me for this one. And the best news of all? It will be released tentatively in September! The news is just sinking in and I am over the moon. What this means to be is it not only validates that I am a good writer, it validates I am more than a one hit wonder. I jokingly wrote on facebook that I now don't feel like a My Sharona! (Get it? The one song that made The Knack famous before they faded into obscurity).
I think the very most best thing about the news is that I am energized beyond comprehension and the ideas flowing through me are massive. I can't write them down fast enough! Thank goodness for Blackberrys and my fingers of lightning! And also the fact that since not many people read this blog yet, being grammatically correct has never been a pressing issue!
So stay tuned, this blog will once again catalog a publishing journey, this one now for JUICE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL GHOST. Buckle up babies, here we go again!