Book Revisions, Take Two :)

It's that time again… I'm back to revising THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND! I received the second round of notes from my editor on Monday, and so I'm getting ready to dive back in. I'm pretty excited! Especially because my editor really liked a lot of the changes I made in the first revision, which means I won't have nearly as much to change this time around. In fact, most of what I'm down to is the nitpicky stuff—those tiny tweaks that can make such a big difference in the overall story. In general, while I was reading over the editorial letter and thinking about how to tackle her requests, the coolest thing was realizing how close the book is to its final version—the version that will be published. PUBLISHED! There's a part of me that still can't believe that's happening. So picture me cracking my knuckles and doing some shoulder rolls in front of my computer, loosening up. I have coffee…lots of coffee. Maybe some snacks. Definitely chocolate. I have Pandora set to the right station for this book. (Want to hear some of what I listened to while writing THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND? Make a Pandora station using the band The Civil Wars.) My desk is a mess, but my computer desktop is organized and ready for action.

Here goes!

Oh, and I know blogging has been sporadic this fall, but I promise not to disappear for the next month. There's too much awesome stuff going on and too many books to talk about for me to let the blog languish. So keep an eye out for updates!

And thanks, as always, for reading. :)