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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Finished!

Well, the quiz and celebrity bios got finished! I ended up spotlighting Robert Pattinson for Taurus, Beyonce for Virgo, and Michelle Obama for Capricorn. My quiz had 16 questions.

The completed first draft was submitted on Friday - yeah! I hope my editor likes it! I can't wait to hear her feedback!

I'm sure there will be some changes - I already know of a few that I'd like to make. Keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Astrology update

So I'm stuck on the quiz and the celebrity bios. These are things that should be easy, aren't they? I think I'm almost ready to send what I've got to my editor -- I'm feeling like I may need some professional help (well, obviously, but that's another story) on those items.

I've got a couple of hours at the library tomorrow night, and then, we'll see where it's at. I've got some trusted readers looking at my latest draft right now (you know who you are - Thank You).

If you know of a teen celebrity (or athlete) who happens to be a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn that you'd like to read more about - by all means, let me know! All kidding aside, I do have a list of 12-14 in each sign - I just have to pick one in each to spotlight.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Earth Signs

Who knew that the signs were broken up and grouped by element? Anyone? I didn't. But, now I do!

Honestly there's a lot more to astrology than I thought. It's very interesting. There's less research with this book, but there's more intuitive/creative stuff with this one. I'm writing in a more conversational style, thinking about sidebars and graphics.

I'm having a blast researching which stars are Tauruses, Virgos, and Capricorns! I'm trying to think like a 12 year old girl - which stars will they want to see listed!?!

I may be presenting at the local elementary school for author/illustrator month. I'm excited about the chance to read to my daughter's kindergarten class! I'll be reading one of my picture book manuscripts, not the astrology book!