Friday, April 8, 2011

Critique partners, vacation, and fun

Yesterday, Maggie Stiefvater posted a critique partner love connection over on her blog. I posted over there, but I figured I'd put my info here as well. I have a wonderful critique partner in Dianne K. Salerni, but I would love to have a second pair of eyes to look over my work. I am currently working on a revision of Spirit World, my ABNA entry from last year. As some of you know, I had queried it, gotten a lot of positive responses, but no offers. My cue to revise. Here's a brief description:

Riesa Adair can hear the dead, but somewhere between her summer in a mental institution and her stepfather’s attempt at an exorcism, she learned to keep quiet about it. But that doesn’t mean the voices have stopped. When her unique talents attract the attention of a powerful Spirit, her daily battles for sanity turn into a war for her soul.

It's YA paranormal romance, and I'm aiming for 75 - 80k in this revision.

Business stuff out of the way, I just got back from vacation. Cruising in the Bahamas with the family, Yay!

Good times were had by all until Small Child and I came home with a stomach virus. Not cool, Royal Caribbean. Not cool.

We also celebrated Small Child's second birthday.

He is wacky fun, and getting wackier every day. Here is his Jaws impression. He even makes the sound effects before he attacks.

Anyway, things are fast and furious here. The writing, the growing, the hijinks -- good times.