I spoke at the Secondary Reading Council of Florida today in Melbourne, Florida. It was a great crowd and a lot of fun to see, and hang out with, my old friends Tonimae, Claudia, Elaine, Cathy, and a couple hundred other reading teachers. It was held on the beach at the Crowne Plaza in Melbourne.
Before my luncheon talk I did a Q&A with an enthusiastic group with a lot of interesrinf questions about books and writing. I love doing Q&A because I never know where it’s going to go.
In between all of this I worked on the final IQ2 edits. Got back to the hotel from the Clearlake Middle School yesterday evening. Worked for a few hours, went to sleep, then woke up about 11PM and worked until 4AM, then went back to sleep. I mention this here not to whine, but to give everyone an idea of what writers (all writers) have to do to get their books done. I actually like this part of the writing process. IQ2 has shaped up nicely. I like what the editor has done to make it better. Finished this evening and sent it back to the editor. I like what I’ve done to make it better. It’s exciting to know it will be out in a few weeks and in your hands.