OK, I’m kind of getting into the hang of this blog idea now. I thought I might tell you a bit about the kinds of things that are going on in my writing life right now. There are a few excitements!
Firstly, for the month of October, I am the official Writer in Residence for the fabulous Inside A Dog blogspot (part of the Centre for Youth Literature, Australia). This is really exciting because anyone who really knows me knows I’ve never been the most technologically minded of gals. But now? Look at me go! I have a wonderful new website which I’m blogging on right now, plus I am Writer in Residence for this other fabulous site. Soon you won’t know me…I’ll just be known as Ms Geek! So anyway, check out my other blogging site for the month of October HERE. Also, while you’re there, check out some of the other really cool info on this site….there are some lovely reviews and whatnot!
While we are talking about the fantastic Inside A Dog website, let me tell you about a linked piece of information that is really rather exciting. STOLEN has been longlisted for the Inky Awards. These are such brilliant awards. They are set up by the Centre for Youth Literature, are international awards for teenage literature, and are voted for by YOU (well, if you’re under 20!). The shortlist for these awards is announced on the 12th October, so please, everyone reading this cross your fingers now and say a small word of encouragement under your breath that STOLEN makes it onto this!
So, in other news? Well there’s some really exciting news about the possibility of making STOLEN into a film, but I’m not sure how much of this I can reveal yet, sooooo…..let’s just keep you hanging on this one for the moment. But let me just say I let out a small squeal of delight whenever I think about what’s going on here.
Tomorrow I’m off to the Bath Children’s Literature Festival to see Cornelia Funke and Maggie Stiefvater (maybe even meet this fabulous lady, who is providing the author endorsement on the US paperback edition of STOLEN!).
I’ll blog about my adventures here soon.
And then next week I am embarking upon the New Writing Regime. This is a self-imposed regime of boot camp for me to get my third book written. Book 3 is currently being a little pest of a creature, and it’s now time to beat him into ship shape. I’ll no doubt be blogging about the New Writing Regime over the coming few weeks, so this won’t be the last you hear of this. Mwahahaha (that’s my impression of a scary man laugh!).
Anyway, I’ve waffled on here for far too long already, and yeah, I haven’t told you all the stuff that’s going on in my life, but I think I’ve told you enough for now…. so it’s time for me to make like a tree….
Thoughtfulness and friendship,