Monday, May 3, 2010

So, um... hi. Is this thing on?

It's been a long time since I've posted. (Actually, it's been a long time since anyone has posted, hasn't it?) But Bethany prodded me on Facebook recently, wondering where I've been hiding.

This will bring you up to speed:

I'll wait here. Then maybe we can talk about those speed bumps we encounter on our way to publication, k?


Anonymous said...


You've brought YAYA back to life!

Hopefully the rest of us will follow suit, and things can get going again...

I'm off to read your guest post now!

Trish said...

I hope we can, too. I realized that I've let a lot of things go in the past year or so and that must change!

bethany griffin said...

Hey Trish! Good to see you! My roadblocks happened after publication, in that things happened really easily for me, I got an agent quickly after I started querying, sold the first YA book I wrote. Then I didn't sell for several years. Haven't sold yet, in fact.

I will tell you for sure, that when I do sell another book, I will appreciate it even more (which is not to say that I didn't know I was lucky and appreciate that an editor loved my book...)

Saumya said...

Hii! I loved what you wrote in your previous post about going abroad after high school. I took a year off after college and it was the best decision I've ever made. Also, completely relate to school getting in the way of writing :( Hope that things are better for you.

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