What’s Up Wednesday: Juggling Novels

I know, I know . . . long time, no blog. I’ve hit a rough patch these last few months life-wise, and that also came with the realization that my latest manuscript was crap. This self-doubt is not a new thing for any writer, but in my case, it really demanded a complete overhaul, so I’ve been slogging through.

Along the way, a perfectly outstanding book idea ran into my mind and began waving its arms for attention. I realized that a previously shelved manuscript can be revamped into this new and wondrous thing, so I’m working on that, as well. In fact, it’s taking a good deal of discipline not to abandon manuscript number one in favor of this, but I’m determined to see that one through as I’m really close to done.

In the meantime, I’m prepping for a spring writing retreat with the Society of Children’s Book Writer & Illustrators (SCBWI), followed by the Pennwriters (Pennsylvania Writers) annual conference. Then we roll into book festival season, and I’ve got a few on the roster. You’ll see me (and my books) at:

IABX Children’s Book Expo – Roselle, NJ on June 10, 2023

Festival of Books in the Alleghenies – Ebensburg, PA on Sept 16, 2023

Books Books Books – Lititz, PA on September 23, 2023

Collingswood Book Festival – Collingswood, NJ on October 7, 2023

The Write Women Book Festival – Bowie, MD on October 14, 2023

I hope to see you there hopefully with all my marbles and a completed manuscript or two!

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