aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Can you go home again?

Well, you can, but the fact that your mom has dial up and freeze-dried coffee will soon send you to a coffee shop with Wi-Fi. I grew up in Medford, Oregon, and this weekend it's my high school reunion.

I just got a note from my editor that his editorial letter for my next YA won't be done until next Tuesday, which is fine, because I have a ton of work to do on the adult mystery series I'm writing with a co-author. So far eight agents (!!!!) (mine and seven from my co-writer's agency) have looked at it. It's all a little tweak here or a little tweak there. But at some point we need to step back and look at the book as a whole and make sure it works on a macro level, that all the micro-level tweaks that people have suggested haven't twisted it beyond coherence.

I turned in my review of Ann Packer's Songs Without Words - highly recommended! - and then the Oregonian editor asked me if I wanted some more YAs for another review column. Of course I said yes, figuring I can always slip books in, but maybe that was a dumb idea. (And a column where you review three books but get paid the same price as you do for writing a longer review of a single adult book is not such a great deal.) And I also want to look at a friend's book and help her figure out why it's not getting picked up, and, come to think of it, I am going to spending a week in Octtober in Texas talking to hundreds of students and I need to spruce up my Powerpoint.

And then there's my full time job and getting a certain someone ready for back to school.

Back to work!

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