From Sarah, With Joy

Writer querying two novels and some other word babies. I tend to effervesce.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

I FINISHED THE NOVEL!!! AND I'M MOVING TO VEGAS!!! AND I WON THE LOTTERY!!!

Okay, so only two of those things are true. But guys. TWO OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE.

(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!!!

Sarah Allen
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13 comments:

  1. Well done! Good luck with all your new endeavors! Safe travels. :)

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  2. Congratulations on both of those awesome pieces of news. I must admit, I had a 'that's random' look on my face when I read the title of the post, but it makes sense now :-)

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  3. Yay! Congrats on finishing your novel!! And I hope your move to Vegas goes smoothly!

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  4. Congrats on the novel and landing a good job out on the west coast.

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  5. Way to go, wish you had won the lottery as well. Never been to Vegas, no real desire to go.

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  6. Hooray! Wow, what a miracle getting a teaching job these days. Well done. I have a timeshare in Vegas so I'm out there often. I love the wackiness and bigger-than-lifedness of LV. Congrats.

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  7. Huge congrats with finishing your book!!! Yay!! And all the best with your move to Vegas!!! Wow!!! Take care
    x

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  8. BIG Congrats on both the job and finishing a novel! That is huge, huge, huge. <3

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  9. Congrats on the novel and moving, but remember now I know where you live.

    :-)

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  10. Very cool on both counts! People forget Vegas is more than just casinos. I know people who live there and love it.
    As for your manuscript, I always have to add more words. You'll be fine.
    You've visited me many times and I just realized I'm not following you - and I should!

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  11. Congratulations! You're going to be an awesome teacher. Vegas sounds like so much fun, too. Especially when you've got a best friend with you. Good luck and have fun! :)

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