Don’t get me wrong. It’s mostly written. It’s just that the 60,000 words are a bit staccato right now, and I’d like them to be un-staccato.*
To increase my chances of not disappointing my wonderful editor, I’ve put my kids in day camp for the week, and I’ve volunteered my husband to do all the cooking. I am in revision mode. I’m going into a bunker in an attempt to de-staccato this book and up-the-funny, as they say somewhere. Or not.
In the next week, you won’t hear much from me. But please pop over to a blog I co-run, StuffKidsWrite.com. The hilarious Chase McFadden and I collect hilarious writing that kids do. The motto of Stuff Kids Write is “Like stuff adults write. But funnier.” Websites like Babble, HuffPo, BuzzFeed, and NickMom have picked up our pieces.
See you in seven.
*Mom, you were right. I should have taken another year of organ lessons.