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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hello, Goodbye

It has been a while since I posted. I can explain! I've been finishing up my third book. And it has pretty much turned me into a complete lunatic. I've been working on it like a crazed person, barely stopping to pee or take a sip of water. Of course, I'm only this way for the eighteen hours a week when I have a babysitter. I manage to drink water and pee--even eat and shower and have a life--when my daughter's around. But when I'm on the clock lately, I am deranged. Blogging seems like too big of a distraction.

The good news is that the book is done. Or done for now. Meaning I've sent it to a dear writer friend for some feedback and will probably be revising it again before considering it "done done" and ready to meet the world.

The bad news is that this book will not be published by MTV. But it's not really "bad" news, I swear. Ever since I had the idea for this book, I've felt like it might not be quite right for MTV. My lovely editor and amazing publisher let me plead my case and peeked at the manuscript and agreed to let me go out into the world with it, wishing me well.

I hope to have news soon about where this book lands. And I'll definitely pop up here to share that news with you. It was thrilling to be a part of the launch of MTV books as we now know it with "The Pursuit of Happiness" and to publish "What Happens Here" and it has been great fun to meet (mostly via this blog) the many wonderful MTV authors. I wish you all well and will be watching you, even though I'm moving on. But not in a creepy way, I swear.

Keep on rockin'....


Kelsey said...

Oh, cool. Congrats an [almost] finishing your third book!

I cannot wait to see where it lands and what it's about!

taltebrando said...

Thanks, Kelsey!