Stuff I Did in May
I like June. But I love May. I love the leaves popping out of the trees, the new flowers, the baby animals, and all the other life-is-great, rah-rah-rah moments. Also, the lack of mosquitoes.
Some things I did in May:
- Got a year older and discovered the true joy of Facebook: all the lovely birthday wishes. Also ate a Carvel ice cream cake. (It's my birthday tradition. My husband promised me when we got married that he'd always get me a Carvel ice cream cake for my birthday. It was practically part of our wedding vows.)
- Picked strawberries. They were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And when you mixed in sugar, they were divine. (Yes, I do judge the quality of a month by its food.)
- Saw a deer in my backyard. I attempted to sneak closer in a bid to befriend it like Snow White, but it bolted. Later, I told a friend about it, and he said, "Were you scared?" At the time, I thought this was a comment on my usual lack of bravery. But then I started thinking... Should I have been scared? Are there man-eating deer on Long Island? So I am now on the lookout for carnivorous Bambis.
- Turned in SWEET NOTHINGS to my editor at Walker / Bloomsbury. Yay!
- Walked a red carpet with thirteen other YA authors and then was followed by a marching band at a book festival called Authors Unlimited:
- Attended my high school reunion and did not claim that I invented Post-Its.
So that pretty much sums up the month. In June, I'm diving into a new writing project, attending BEA (BookExpo America), and watching out for vicious deer.
For those of you attending BEA, please stop by the SFWA booth (#3591) on Wednesday June 6th at 2pm. I'll be signing copies of DRINK, SLAY, LOVE and would love to say hi!