Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Whew! I'm nearing the end of revisions on Thunderstruck (and I mean serious revisions, as in cutting nearly 5,000 words, changing the voice, and adding a character). So naturally, instead of finishing, I've been working on other things.

I've got two articles about critters nearly ready to go (just waiting on an expert review for one of them), and this morning I sent off a picture book manuscript that I've been working on for two years (hey, it rhymes and it's fiction; it's taken a while to get it just right).

And a bit of good news--I received a contract for an article with Highlights! I have now earned enough money from my writing (this year) to buy a couch for the basement, so Koda doesn't sit on us while we're watching movies. *throws confetti*

February's off to a good start!

And in other news, it's sunny and almost 60 degrees out and tomorrow is Groundhog Day (not sure what that is? Read this. Even if you do know, you should read it anyway!).

 What do you think, will Punxsatawney Phil will see his shadow tomorrow? Is winter already over for the year?


  1. I don't know. I don't trust this whole one-day-30-degrees-one-day-60-degrees thing. Mother nature's going through menopause, and the only thing I'm counting on is unpredictability.

    <3 Gina Blechman

  2. Congratulations on Highlights! And is it Groundhog Day again?

  3. Wow a live web cast of Punxsatawney Phil! Amazing. I think he's going to see his shadow...

  4. congratulations on your new contract

  5. Gina: You're absolutely right. Now there's a blizzard on the way.

    Alex: Thanks! :) And yes, it is. Wasn't it groundhog day yesterday?

    Sally: He did. Which corresponds perfectly with that blizzard thing.

    Jeremy: Thank you!

  6. Congratulations on the couch. I haven't earned ANY money from writing, yet. Like, ever. So far... But I will. Okay, enough of that. Have fun picking out the couch for Koda!

  7. Christie: You will! You definitely will!! And the couch is for us, not Koda. He gets the floor, but we no longer have to share it with him. :)