Monday, January 26, 2009
Long time, no post
It seems like I'm always making excuses on this blog!
The truth is, I'm one of those multi-taskers who always has a bunch of irons in the fire at a time. I complain and complain about being overcommitted, and then, the minute things ease up a bit, I take on something new.
It happens. Every time.
Just this past week, while I was up in Vermont at my GRADUATE (woo hoo) residency from my amazing MFA program, I was thinking to myself, "gee, without school, things are going to slow down a little bit." Then I got a phone call from an editor friend of mine who is looking to start up a new tie-in program at her publishing house. She was wondering if I might want to sign on for one or two titles.
What do you think?
The fact of the matter is that I work much, much better under pressure, and actually tend to feel anxious when things are too slow-going. When I came home from my ten-day, super-intensive residency, I told my current editor that I'd be taking the weekend off.
By Saturday afternoon, I was going stir-crazy, and resigned myself to my usual post, butt-in-chair, back at the computer.
Maybe it's a disease, this inability to sit still. But it also means that as long as I can maintain my (somewhat questionable) sanity, I get the chance to juggle lots of different projects at a time!
In fact, my newest baby, The Bradford Novels series, launches tomorrow, and we'll be hosting a month-long party on our dedicated blog: www.bradfordnovels.blogspot.com.
The first title in the series is called GoldenGirl, and it's told in blog format from the POV of Bradford Prep's It Girl, Spencer Kelly. You can read all of Spencer and co.'s secrets in her blogs, and then log on to www.bradfordnovels.com to visit their student pages, friend them on Facebook, sign up for their Twitter feeds, and read lots of exclusive web content from online-only blogs. This is, as far as I know, the very first fully-immersive book-online series, and I'm so excited to be a part of it. It's published through, yes, Simon Pulse, and as a former Pulse editor and Ro Com author, it's really comforting to be working with some of my oldest and dearest colleagues.
I hope you'll stop by our blog bash between now and 2/20--you can read lots of interviews with different authors and bloggers, and we'll have quizzes, prizes, and lots of other fun stuff, too!
In the meantime, though--I think there's something I'm supposed to be doing!