I told you it was going to be a good week

Hi everyone,

I finished two PB stories this week, completed and submitted the proposal for ALA next June, agreed to terms for a conference in early April, wrote a 500-word text about Ellis Island in the early years of the 18th century, reviewed (and glowed over) a digital copy of next year’s picture book with Jane Yolen, tightened up my schedule for editor visits in New York next month, and corrected the first draft of an article about me for an upcoming issue of SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR.

If it’s okay with you, I’m going to take the weekend off and maybe smooch with my sweetie — once we decide where to go to do it. That would make the week just about perfect.

12 comments on “I told you it was going to be a good week

  1. Good for you David. Sounds like you got lots accomplished!
    The weather has been exceptionally wonderful the last few days – sunny and warm with trees beginning to change color – so i’ve been busy goo-foofing, paddling, swimming, walking… knowing this won’t last much longer and the long dark winter will soon be upon us! I’m also not in a place in my writing where editors or agents are urging me on… no deadlines other than self-made ones for writing, revising, submitting… did spend yesterday making applesauce from the apples falling off our tree (in between swimming and paddling and walking)… covering up the garden, collecting a few tomatoes and cucumbers… need to harvest the rest soon too – cabbage, beets, carrots, leeks, potatoes.. the garden was Mom’s love and joy but with her back and knee i have to take over… which means we’ll have a much smaller garden next year if we have one at all… I may be able to deal with one or two tomato plants, not a whole row of 20 or more… same with the cukes. Most of this stuff can be purchased at the farmers’ market… Thank you for letting me write such a long thing, sorry for rambling… words are healing.

    • Thanks for your news, Yvona. Like you I treasure the remains of summer and dread the winter that lurks just beyond fall. It’s good to squeeze in all the outdoor activities we can while we can.

    • Thanks, Matt. It wasn’t an entire weekend, but what there was was great. Back in town now and headed for a symphony concert tonight.

    • Thanks so much. Sometimes even a short break in the routine is all you need to refill the tank. We’ve always loved taking brief holidays when we can squeeze them in.

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