Sunday, November 23, 2008


Rode outside yesterday--only a bit of snow on the gravel road. It was invigorating. Good to be out.
Makes me consider once again doing the 24-hour race in June. I'm thinking about it.

Freya is 15 weeks old today. She weighs 48 pounds and she's a delightful furball who at this moment is sleeping with her nose on my feet.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


She's fourteen weeks old and that means she has gained 22 pounds since I got her. This morning, I heard a big thunk on the deck and ran to see what had fallen over. It was just Freya, flopping down on the deck. I'm afraid to be too hopeful, but I'm excited that Chasing AllieCat is going out to some publishers this week!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chasing AllieCat

So....George (my agent)'s assistant Erica likes Chasing AllieCat.
Thank goodness! They're putting together a submission letter to send Sadie and Allie and Joe out to publishers. I'm nervous, but so, so, so glad they liked the story! Whew.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chasing AllieCat

I finished revising Chasing AllieCat this weekend. I spent most of two full days on it, one of which was a full day revising the climactic nearly final scene of the book. I'm happy with it. I think I addressed all the concerns my agent, George Nicholson, and his assistant Erica had with it.

I know the ending of the book is strong now. Now I'm nervous to see what happens.
I wonder if I'll ever write something and have it be right on maybe the third time? I believe this was my 15th revision of Chasing AllieCat. Maybe I'm just slow....but I am hoping it's all worthwhile.

Freya: She weighs about 40 pounds now. She's sleeping under the table by my feet while I type. Her paws are as big as my palm (which isn't too small) and her legs are as big around as my wrists, and she is three months old today. She's gonna be a big dog!! And she's adorably sweet.