Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Hello everyone!

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It’s been a little while since my last update, and a lot has happened. Life is full of surprises! I’m starting a new job in two weeks. It’s a temporary assignment, but I’m excited to get experience in another department. Also, I’m officially going back to school in September to get my Bachelor of Education in Adult Education. So, yay!

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But, as with most things in life, things are going to change. So, while I’m excited, I’m also nervous.

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I’m still trying to figure out what it all means and how to slot writing into learning a new job and going back to school. It’s definitely going to be an adjustment. Eep!

But you’re here for writing news, right?

I attended SCBWI Canada East’s conference in Montréal last weekend. It was great. My favourite part was hanging with my awesome writing buddy, but also the workshops were pretty enjoyable. I think I got a lot out of it, but mostly I got a break from the tire-fire of my life, and I’m still feeling much better for it afterwards.

Thing is, Awesome Writing Buddy brainstormed IT GIVES A LOVELY LIGHT with me, and we may have solved the problem? But I’m also working on THE SCARS WE BEAR. Can I get two drafts of a book completed before September? I GUESS WE’LL SEE!

eye of the tiger(This gif is for two of my writing buddies, but for different reasons.)

I’m also still querying THE NEW ROMANTICS. I’m behind on sending queries out but I’ve had some pretty good response with several requests for partials or fulls. No “yeses” yet. I’m getting a lot of, “Like it, don’t love it” responses. Kind of a bummer, but I’m hoping someone will love it! If not, I have some irons in the fire and I’ll be back in the trenches again with a new project next year. I hope.

So, that’s it! I’m going to spend the summer neck deep in writing projects (hopefully) to prepare for school starting in the fall. Then, who knows? Life is full of surprises.

Thanks for reading. ❤

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