Remember when I used to blog? A lot? Well. I got out of the blogging habit during the FORGE booktour! ARGH! I’m sorry! I miss you guys!
So I am trying to get back into the habit.
I think one of the things that has been holding me back (other than catching up on my sleep) is that I felt as if I had to write a gigunda blog post in which I would mention absolutely EVERYTHING that happened in the tour. And the mere thought of composing such a long post made me need another nap all over again.
I’m going to sneak the highlights of the tour in gradually, if its OK with you. Like this:
This mural graces the hall of one of the KIPP Academy schools I visited in Washington, DC courtesy of the completely amazing people at RIF.
(BTW – you’ve been looking for a reason to bug your Congressfolk, right? Some confused people running the country don’t want to continue to fund RIF, thereby depriving 4.4 million children of books!! YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW!)
I’m also going to get back to the regular blogging flow of life in the country, my writing process, my dogs, and whatever else strikes my fancy. So…
1. It has been snowing here since Saturday. This is a Good Thing because
2. I’m working on a new book, but I can’t tell you about it yet because I am superstitious and
3. The dogs say “Hi! Hi! Got a ball! I have a ball! In my mouth. It is big and red and slimy!! I want to put this ball in your hand. NO! I want to rub this ball in your hair so you’ll smell just like me!! Wait! Where you going?”
4. Tonight my heart is with the children of Elizabeth Edwards. They have been through more than their share of sadness.
And here endeth this post. As far as returns go, it’s a little uneven, but as with all writing, it will improve with some daily practice.
See you tomorrow.