I finished making my website. Check it out at It’s kind of slow and I’m still trying to figure out if I want to actually put parts of my novel online or not, but it’s there and it’s awesome. And that’s what counts, right?

So today was the first day in a while that I was really able to get back to writing. After getting back home from the conference, I had JURY DUTY and actually got picked for the jury!! It was a very interesting experience. Today I was working on editing the book and am starting to think about mailing out the next set of query letters as we get closer to finishing.

I’m also working on my next book and finally was able to obtain two books from Harvard libraries that I have been trying to find for ages now. This book is going to be a historical fiction, and I’m very excited about it, but have not gotten very far. The time period and location I am searching for is proving to be quite challenging.

Today I started working on a website. I want to put some of my material on the web and have looked around at other author’s websites for some ideas. I’m a little worried about plagiarism, but someone has to WANT to plagiarize my novel first, I guess.

I am really excited to get back to writing as soon as I get home from NYC. The SCBWI writer’s conference was really inspiring. They had many great speakers and I met a ton of wonderful people.