Since the Nebraska retreat a couple months ago, the writers keep track of each other on an email list and S wrote recently to say revisions aren’t happening. That’s OK.
Good reasons NOT to revise
Surgery. S reports a bout of illness, followed by surgery, a relapse and difficult recovery. THAT is a great reason not to revise. S reports lots of thinking about the story, though.
Flooding. S also reports on Iowa and the towns of his childhood. Here’s an eleven-second look at flooding in Decorah, Iowa. It’s just the tip of the iceberg! Read more on Dori’s journal here and here.
Vacation. I don’t get a vacation for two more weeks, so I have to keep working for two more weeks. Where have YOU gone on vacaction?
Celebration. Janni is celebrating the arrival of the ARCs of Bones of Faerie (GREAT cover!).
Contract. Meanwhile, LIndsey Leavitt is celebrating a three book deal with Hyperion. OK. You can take off a few days to celebrate!
That’s it. If you can’t claim surgery, flooding, vacation, a celebration or a contract — get to work!
Coming in August: 30 Days to a Stronger Picturebook