I edited two chapters today and added a substantial amount of pages. Unfortunately I would rather continue to move the novel forward, instead of go back and edit. Sigh. I suppose it has to get done sometime, right?
I am so thrilled to hear that Neil Gaiman was honored with the Newbery Medal! I haven’t read this book BUT he is one of the keynote speakers at the Minneapolis Convention! Can’t wait to hear him speak in person… maybe I should read a few more of his books in the interim!
We are all here for you Aisandra, whatever you decide. I will think good thoughts for you for the next week. Some of that sounds very painful D: and I can’t imagine having to make such a massive decision… you are all much braver and stronger than I!
Except that my thoughts are with you, Katie. I wouldn’t belittle your experience by saying that I fully understand, except that I’ve had dark points in my life as well. Just know that we all love you and are here. Even if I don’t always respond to your posts, I read them and I think about them. I cannot wait to meet you in person, even if it is months away! Definitely a bright patch in my future <3
You can do it, Kayla! I’m happy to walk you through the steps I’ve taken, although I’ve discovered that the process of writing a novel is unique to each person undertaking such a challenge. Still, just let me know and we can chat about it sometime. I know you can do it. Every person has at least one novel in themselves just itching to come to life.
“Dear President Obama, I want to tell you hi. Do you work with Santa Claus? Can I meet you in your house? Can I say bye to you after I meet you? And then can I meet you again? And then again after that?”—
Sergio Magana, age 5 San Francisco
(read more “Letters to President Obama from Children” here.)