From Sarah, With Joy

*Poet * Author * Wanderluster*

Friday, July 12, 2013


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

  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 :-)

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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


  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!

  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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