Two Fourth of July picnics in one day. That's a lot of celebrating, but it was fun. I'm so glad to live in this beautiful country where we enjoy such freedom, thanks to the many who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to make it possible. It's easy to take this for granted until we see and hear about what's going in other parts of the world. I hope your poor pets survived the noise. They've probably forgotten all about it and are making up for a sleepless night.
I continue to prepare for the upcoming publication of Can You See Me Now? It's been a learning and very exciting experience: Photos, bios, jacket covers, etc. May 2014 will be here before we know it and then the real work begins.
Thanks and congratulations to our new SCBWI-OR team who are working so hard to help all our members by arranging schmoozes that allow us to meet and get to know one another better while providing us a time and place for idea sharing. I also find the critique events very useful tools in polishing and refining our manuscripts and am looking forward to our next critique on July 20th at Tabor Space.
Happy reading, writing, and/or revising!