Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Writerly Week (or Librarians Gone Wild!)

Tip of the Day: My interview on YA covers is up on talented author Melissa Walker's blog! Check it out and let us both know what you think about book cover art!

So some cool things happened in my writerly world since I last blogged:

1) I met the fabulous author Jody Feldman! She came to my library while in town and signed our copy of the puzzle-solving adventure that boys and girls will love, THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES (it wasn't on the shelf; our children's librarian had it checked out herself to read!). It was great to meet an agency sister, to talk shop, and to see what she's working on. I'd highly recommend chatting to an agency-mate if you ever have a chance, especially if you are subbing for pubbing for your first time like me. It can help you feel "normal" in the wide, varied world of agents and editors, and know that no two writing-related relationships are exactly alike. We'd only "met" before online through LiveJournal, but she has great energy and a gorgeous smile. Can't wait to meet again!

2) My new Dell laptop arrived! After a slow, painful life-failing, my first Dell lappy will be put into retirement. With my new one, I have regained the letters N, M, and L on my keyboard, as well as the ability to post on LiveJournal without acquiring the blue screen of death! There is something motivating about writing on a brand new keyboard. Hopefully this feeling will last through this weekend when I plan to motor through a "new" manuscript....

3) I went to Montreal for the first time! OK, that might not seem writerly, but my travel companions were two other librarians! And let me tell you, get three librarians together to plan a trip, you'll get tons of information on everything you plan to see. Here's me au Jardin Botanique de Montreal!

Now to get back to actually writing! (And, well, waiting to hear back on editor subs. :))

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Kate Fall said...

What a great picture, Deena! I'm jealous of your trip and your new laptop. Mine weighs more than a Corgi dog and holds about ten minutes of battery power.

DeenaML said...

Kate -- LOL! My new lappy is so light, I have to grip it in a new place so it doesn't float away! :)

Jody Feldman said...

It was so great meeting you, too. I felt so energized afterwards, I may need to come in town again when I need such a jolt.

Lisa Schroeder said...

A new laptop - how cool! And so glad you had a great trip!!