I can’t believe it’s been so long since I wrote a blog post. Yesterday was my last day on the Pennsylvania scoring test for 11th grade Science. I think what I enjoyed the most about these projects was meeting new people. Everyone was so friendly and nice. My team leaders were great. I felt like I was in school because each new project, you get new training materials and supplies - just like the first day of school. Plus you have so much new material to learn and you also have to pass qualifying tests before you start scoring. At the end of the project, everything is turned in so they can destroy the stacks of training manuals and qualifying tests. Fortunately, they recycle the incredible amount of paper.
With the start of a project, I was assigned a new room and new team leader. Each time it seemed like a huge classroom with all the rows of computers. The next big project is Washington but I decided not to do it because I had to commit for the whole month of June. I just have too much to do with Amanda’s graduation party, her doctor appointments, promoting my new August release, and several other things. I won’t miss the daily long commute but will miss talking and teasing my co-workers. Writing is such a solitary profession but at least Amanda will be home this summer to break up the routine. Amanda is happy and relieved that I will be home with her. She kept asking me if I had to go back to work.
Amanda graduates tomorrow night! She had practice today and received her cap and gown. I’m sure I’ll have pictures to share soon.
WRITING NEWS: I received a contract from a publishing house for MARRYING MALLORY. After careful consideration, I decided not to accept it. Desert Breeze Publishing’s editor-in-chief requested a full and I’d really like to receive an offer from them. It would be easier to promote both my Whitney and Mallory books with the same publishing house.
I’m so close to finishing my novella and am excited about it. I’ll probably submit it to Samhain or The Wild Rose Press. I think it might be a good fit with either one of these publishers because of the length.