I know it's been a long time since I last posted. I'm sorry, but I haven't had much interesting to say. I completed my half marathon, and that was good, but I haven't had anything to post about. Until today.
Today I visited Lionville Middle School and talked about writing. It has been a while since I last did a school visit, and I felt a little rusty, but the kids were friendly and the school was very welcoming. I'd visit again if they'll have me.
At the visit, I talked about my process of writing and how I learn (and steal) good ideas from other writers. I talked about how I got the idea for Under Locker and Key and how I developed the story. It was cool.
Anyway, I'll keep this post short, but I wanted to tell you that I'm doing well and working to complete this book and its sequel. If you want to read what it is about in my query letter and the first chapter, please follow the link below to the post I wrote over a year ago, when I began sending out this book:
"Contest Results, and What's Next": http://thestoryfanatic.blogspot.com/2014/10/contest-results-and-whats-next.html
I'm afraid this is an old post, but the story is the same and it should give you a good idea of what the finished product will be like. As for the new revisions, well, just wait until the book's release in April of 2017! More details to follow.
As for right now, stay tuned and have a very merry Christmas season!
*EDITING NOTE* As of January 4, 2016, I have also visited the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center. I had a great time! I love doing these school visits and I hope the kids had as good a time as I did.