It is the dead middle of my summer break and I’ve finally found that I remember who I am: a writer. It takes me about a month to detox from the crazy school year, but now that I have, I am diving into the world of the written word.
My main priority this summer is to publicize my book How to Have the Best Super-Duper School Year Ever! and to get into the hands of students and their parents before this next school year starts. Though the book is my first real published baby, I am feeling the urge to create again. I am pondering a work of fiction and I am also considering a more advanced version of Super-Duper to address the needs of middle-school students.
Creating a work of fiction, a huge leap for me, is not just a little scary, so I decided to oil my writing wheels with Teachers Write. This is an amazing summer camp for teachers who love to write and the daily prompts help me improve my writing. I was given a lovely journal to write in, but have decided to share my writings here on this blog to get the blog going again too. I will be selective, but am hopeful that the public accountability will both inspire me and provide needed feedback to keep my writing sharp.
I also joined Goodreads which is a fantastic site for book lovers and book authors. On this site I was able to create an Author’s Page, link my blog to the page and provide information about my book. I am hoping that this will allow people to find me and my book (and future books). I am also looking forward to reading. Goodreads offers links to friends who love books as much as I do and offers book recommendations by all members.
I am looking forward connecting with readers and writers and to the second half of my summer.