Friday, July 12, 2013
I FINISHED THE NOVEL!!! AND I'M MOVING TO VEGAS!!! AND I WON THE LOTTERY!!!
(Hint: I didn't win the lottery. But it kind of feels like it.)
I did finish the novel! My YA book, called, bababadum! Breathing Underwater, complete at 44,000 words. I know that's short, but maybe after editing it will end up a bit longer. I am so, so excited about this one. I'm going to give it a while to ruminate, then take it on the editing rounds, then send it off to readers.
This novel stars 14 year old Olivia who is on a road trip with some family friends and her big sister Ruth. Ruth, who has a TARDIS-blue faux-hawk and a stud in her nose. Needless to say, Ruth provides most of the drama of the story. Well, almost.
And I am moving to Vegas. Moving the first couple weeks of next month. I've just finalized with my two jobs, so now I can make it public. I am going back west. People give me the "that's random" look when I tell them I'm moving to Vegas, but its actually been very thought out. I'm moving with a bestie from college, which is making this all so much more possible than it would be otherwise. I know Vegas well, and I know I love it. It's also perfect distance from my Utah family, so that's another bonus. And to top it off, I've accepted a job teaching high school English :) I'm going to be a teacher!!! So, all in all, a little bit perfect.
Besides, VEGAS BABY!!!