No, seriously. I’ve decided that A) It’s the middle of summer, so if I don’t have time to blog now, when will I? B) If I don’t do something that makes me somehow accountable for writing, revising Book One of The Exorcist’s Apprentice (and, for that matter, finishing Book Two) is not gonna happen, and C) Since people still occasionally stumble upon this in search of Scholastic news/information, I might as well appear to be on top of things. Though we all know that’s a lie.
First of all, many, many congratulations to Kate Coursey, The 2010 Scholastic Novel Gold Key winner! Her blog will now be linked in my sidebar, for those interested in checking in. Though I haven’t read your work, Kate, you’re wonderful and witty online, and I look forward to keeping in touch.
As for me, I’m currently in Phang Nga, Thailand, where I’m teaching English to grades K-6 at a local public school. These are some of the most adorable, most respectful but lighthearted kids I’ve ever worked with, and after a week I already love them all. The area itself has been pretty much reconstructed since the 2004 tsunami, though there are still scars along parts of the coast, where rubble and ash-colored coral have taken the place of white sand.
Grim is still with Scholastic, and I’m hoping to hear more solid information over this summer. I’ll certainly keep you all updated on the progress of that. And I’ll probably put up a few more Q&A posts throughout the summer.
I promise at least a weekly post for the duration of summer, with the hopes of extending that into the fall semester, as I’ll finally be in a creative writing class again and hopefully productive/helpful in that sense.
It’s good to be back!