Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Monday, February 17, 2014

Book Finished; Heading to NY

Finished the book today, after a minor panic attack because it wasn't done and two ultra-marathon writing days living on trail mix, clementines, and Dove's dark.

Still needs polishing. And a better name. And, yeah, reducing. Fattest book yet. Oops.

But 'tis done. A draft that I like.

And now, oh, yeah, time to pack. And buy face-wash. And dental floss. Leaving for SCBWI NY in two days. I'll tell all y'all about that soon. See you later!


  1. I still want to read!! Even if I can't say I'm giving useful advice before NY. Have so much fun. I'm jealous :)

  2. Thanks, Jamie! Maybe we can try again when things settle down in your world. I would love to have you read for me :) If you aren't too buried in baby stuff right now. Hope all's well.

  3. I really enjoyed hearing the first two pages Friday... and meeting you. I look forward to reading it all someday.


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