Today I left at 4:30 a.m. for California to visit my brother who's been battling brain cancer for a year now (every set-back imaginable AND unimaginable has happened to him) and I need to see him. I'll be gone a week.
It's been awhile and I'm eager to see him as well as visit and help my sister-in-law and see the 5 year old twin boys as well as the very cute 12 year old son - AND my sister and nephew who's coming down from the Bay Area, too. I hardly ever get to see her and I'm excited!
I do have to bring some work with me. I've been scrambling to finish up a couple of book proposals for my editor at Scholastic and I'm revising now, even though the synopses and sample chapters are drafted.
I'm in that stage where I'm excited about the ideas, but very leery that I've pulled together something exciting and coherent enough for my editor to read - which will make her want to buy them! Ha.
Submitting still makes me very nervous! I'm not sure it ever goes away no matter how many books I've written or published - or how many unpublished manuscripts I still have sitting in my drawers.
And I get nervous flying. Say a quick prayer for me!
See you all next week! Be good, be safe, and don't eat all the cookies in the cookie jar. Yeah, I'm talking to *you*! (I see that hand reaching for the last one . . . ) :-)
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