It's been more than a week since I've blogged and I am not feeling good about that. I used to post twice a week, then once, and now....?
Anyway, the beginning of the year is always a whirlwind of stuff and I never know quite what to expect. In the good news department, I have a lovely class this year. I mean, all kids are wonderful. That's just part of being a kid--the wonderfulness. But this class seems to be one that already works nicely together.
That is a gift, my friends. Believe me.
On the downside, I got a package from one of my publishers today with some copies of HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GOOD KNIGHT inside, accompanied by a letter saying the hardcover is going out of print. A bit of a bummer, but it came out in 2006, so it's been in print for seven years. That's forty-nine in dog years. Arf. The good news was that the paperback edition (part of the Penguin Early Reading Program) will come out in the summer of 2014. I am really happy about this, seeing as the paperback of THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET comes out in February. TWO NEW EDITIONS IN 2014!!
My desk is a hodge-podge of randomness right now. For example, my desk now holds:
a turquoise necklace
an old camera
a butterbeer mug filled with pens and screwdrivers
a broken lightsaber
business cards that I thought I had lost
a squashed straw hat
six empty notebooks (?!?!)
a remote control for a fan
a stack of books seven high
and too much paper to deal with
And somewhere among the hodge-podge is my brain. I know it's there. It has to be. Small, gray...perhaps you've seen it? If so, could you just pop it in the mail? I mean, it probably won't go willingly. You'll have to wrangle it in a box and duct tape it closed quickly, because an escaped teacher/author brain is a wily thing.
Has your brain been wily as of late?