Monday, January 11, 2010

Where have I been?!

It's January 11th. So much has happened since I last blogged. It is actually overwhelming.

First, I sold a book.

No. JUST KIDDING. Sheesh, you'd think I'd wait to post something like that?

I did, however, pass into another decade. I am now out of my twenties and am...relieved. My twenties were harsh. I did a lot, made many, many mistakes. I found true love, went to Iraq, married my love in an awesome Buddhist temple in Japan, had two babies, and wrote my first novel. By the end of my twenties, I'd seen and done enough to give the other play-date moms plenty to gossip about.

And now that I'm thirty, I am ready. I am looking forward to a decade of accomplishments. I hope.

For starters, I hope to finish this awesome jinni book. But what should it be called? I think JINN is just a boring title. Any ideas? Maybe when I'm done and ready to send it to my most awesome agent, I'll have a mini contest and let one of my readers (the two of you) pick/suggest the perfect title. :-) What do you think?

Today my daughter went back to preschool, which means my days will be more productive. At least my son takes naps during which I can write. (Or blog. Today, I got totally distracted by Suzanne Young's THE NAUGHTY LIST---my first-ever ARC! It is so strawberry smoothie!)

Ok. Enough! Must get to work...

6 comments:

Suzanne Young said...

missed you on twitter!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Yay, glad you're back! Happy belated birthday. :)

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

It's interesting to see you're working on a (d)jinn book, b/c every now and then I read an industry blog asking "What'll be the next trend?" You know, after angels, vampires and reincarnation.

I'm reallyreally hoping it's not djinn. Or that my/your stories are unique enough to be noticed.

Good luck.

Christina Farley said...

Wow! You've done so much already. What will the next decade hold for you? Lots of awesomeness I hope.

Amber Lough said...

Suzanne, I finished your book late last night. I loved it! Can't wait to see what happens in the rest of the series. She so reminded me of Nancy Drew, by the way...

Andrea, I'm still planning on writing you a real letter!

Amy, yes, let's hope that jinni aren't the "next thing," because then our books won't be as special.

Christina, I have done lots, but I there is more to be done. I hope lots of awesomeness comes our way, too.

Cuppa Jolie said...

You're such a tease!

Happy New Year, Amber. Here's to lots and lots of writing.