Oh, the pressure of being informative or entertaining or witty or somewhat interesting when I only have a few, precious minutes to write this!
Here you go:
1. Next week, we are having a Baker's Dozen Blitz. Reason? Spread the word, drum up enthusiasm, get our collective butts in gear (are you working on your logline? is your manuscript agent-ready?). Everyone who has a blog, website, Twitter account, or Facebook account can join in. At the end, there will be a prize or two. Details on Monday.
2. Other than the blitz, the blog will be light next week (no crits or anything). I need a window to dig into the Baker's Dozen prep work (which is copious).
3. May I just say I'M SO EXCITED! I'm experiencing a convergent of critique wonderfulness from my CPs, and it's really helping me to formulate a clear vision for the next draft. I love when things time this way (you can't plan this sort of thing). And to add fun and terror to the mix, Jodi has been sending me her notes piecemeal; so it's almost like watching her read my story.
Okay, just thinking about that makes my stomach curl in on itself.
Anyway, the icing on all this is that my darling Mr. A is reading, too (at the same time as everyone else--who knew it was possible!), and he has promised to be finished by Sunday. All this to say: I'm in full whip-this-baby-into-shape mode, so if I'm less than visible over the next couple of weeks, that is why. (I promised Josh I'd deliver it in September. I always keep my promises.)
That's it! And I'm off. Have a glorious weekend!