January 31, 2011

I'm Back

“Superior Blogger of the World” is obviously not a title I am going to earn at the rate I’m going. My excuse for being negligent with this blog for so long is that I was working on a book. Two of them, actually.

Since my last post, I finished writing a YA book and was just starting to shop it around to agents when I had to switch gears and put all my creative effort into finishing up my latest doll book with my co-author, Rebecca. The manuscript, “Tammy Rarities From Around the World” is now officially in the hands of the printer--or should I say, the files are on their computers (yippee!!!).

This book has been a long time coming and over the years that I've been working on it, I've had many collectors tell me how they can't wait to see it published. Every year at the Tammy convention I was asked about the status of the book, and every year I had to admit the difficulty I was having finding a publisher willing to take a chance on it. Still, Tammy collectors patiently(?) waited for it and gave me lots of encouragement to keep plugging on. I think a lot of Tammy collectors will be excited when they see the book, but no one can possibly be more excited about the book’s publication than I am. My co-author is probably a close second...but I’ve been working on it longer, so surely I deserve the crown, right?

The book will make its official public debut at the Tammy (Doll) Convention in Chicago where convention attendees will be the first ones to see the book--not including the authors’ families, of course. Naturally, they deserve to see it before the general public because they had to make huge sacrifices and give up meals and clean laundry in order to allow us more time to work on the book. Showing them the finished product will prove we really were working and not just playing on Facebook or ebay all this time.

While I’m waiting for the Tammy book proofs to come back from the printer, I can now turn my attention back to working on my YA books. But first I want to check out Facebook and a few ebay auctions...