My chapter book, “The Angry Little Boy,” is going to be published by 4RV publishing. Here’s a link to their website:
. I’m thrilled!! It’s my first book. I only started writing fiction in 2006, after I hooked up with Linda Barnett Johnson at the first Muse online writing conference.
Here’s a link to Linda’s website:
And here’s one to the Muse Online Conference. Do sign up for the 2010 conference, to take place in October. It’s fabulous, it’s online, and it’s free.
At the time I had no intention of ever writing fiction, but Linda’s policy was that you joined both the fiction and poetry forums or you joined neither. And so I started writing fiction.
The first version of this story was about 5000 words and I wrote it in a weekend. The present version is just over 11,000 and is probably the third major revision.
My cast is off, so no more excuses for not working on my new MG novel. I’ve accumulated lots of emails from D who kindly copied me on the email she sends to her band students, and I need to go over them for plot points. Have more ideas on how to continue story. Also, of course, need to read over what I’ve got so far. Lots to do there.
Also have to finish going over the publishers I want to send my collection of math poems to. I’ve sent to two so far. Have about six more I want to check out for suitability. After that need to go over list of publishers again to see if I can find any more. No excuses now that I’ve set up my new printer, with some help from my boys — C. had to help me find the USB port on my computer, and M. had to tell me to reboot to get the print queue activated. It’s the little things that get you every time.
I’m participating in the November PAD challenge http://www.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/
Though I’m not posting to the blog, as I don’t want my poems to be previously published, I’m sharing my poems with some friends, and I am planning on putting together a chapbook to submit. I’ve now got my theme solidified and am not just keeping up, but keeping to my theme. Hot diggety!!
Do consider participating — it’s loads of fun.
and it was terrific. After going through Lisa Gentile’s and Beverly McClure’s forums, I decided I needed to email a friend who’s a music director at a local middle school about my work in progress, and I got lots of good ideas. So now I’m off to:
— make cards for each chapter of present version of book
— note revisions
I also found a website with math history information aimed at middle school students. Hot diggety!
And I started reading my Number book and making notes.
Oh, yeah, and I may have started another series of poem..
All I need are 36 hour days.
In spite of the fact that my kids are grown and thus not in school, and I continue working at my day job, summer is when I really do end up with more free time, and so I’m busy making my summer to-do writing list.
I plan to submit my chapter book, “The Angry Little Boy,” as well as my rhymed picture book manuscript, “Old Tom Troll,” (needs a new title, I think) and get back to work on my collection of Math poems.
Oh, yes, and do more submitting of my poetry (I’ve been very lax lately) and continue writing.
What are your summer plans?