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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hodge Podge

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?


1 comment:

Julie Dao said...

Very cool about the paperbacks coming out in 2014! How exciting! And your desk sounds a lot like mine right now, as I enter the crazed phase of revising!