So I sent Beastologist III off to my editor yesterday! Yeay! I was fairly happy with it, which doesn't always happen. (It also makes me nervous, as if I have some huge blindspot.)
My first email this morning was a copy of a tear sheet from Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine. Nathaniel Fludd is being featured! Very cool to wake up to! (Did I also mention that Nathaniel Fludd was a Junior Library Guild selection? Can't remember if I did or not, but that's always a huge honor.)
Today I am diving right back in to my medieval France fantasy. I want to finish it this month or die trying. And since it involves assassins, I now have the expertise to carry out that threat. :-)
I'm also all a-flutter trying to get organized for the SCBWI National Conference that begins this Friday. Seriously, I am so excited about this, you'd think it was my first time going! It's not, but apparently I really really need it, becaue my muse is doing a happy dance. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's also four days with my bff, Mary Hershey, and even four straight days isn't enough for us to catch up on all the stuff we need to catch up on. And it's not like she lives in Alaska, either. She's only fifteen miles away. But there's something about a four day sleepover at a hotel that is very conducive to shared confidences and heart to heart talks.
The only (tiny) cloud on the horizon is that the conference falls on my younger son's birthday. In fact, it tends to do that rather frequently, so when he was younger especially, that determined whether or not I would attend any given year. But this year he is going to be twenty, long past the time I need to worry about such things. Or so he assures me. Of course, being a mom, it still pricks at me a bit, but I'm taking him at his word.
I had promised someone more posts on how to use spreadsheets, but I'm going to have to put that off until next week due to all the aforementioned stuff I need to juggle in the next three days. But I will get to it, I promise!
Our electricty was supposed to be off all day today so they could upgrade equipment nearby, but that was called off last night. What a relief to have power all day!
Off now to make good use of it!