Good things are always more necessary on Mondays, don't you think?
GOOD THING #1:
On August 2nd, the rest of the world will be able to read THIS utterly magical book:
by THIS utterly adorable and extremely talented person (on the left below. Yes, VICTORIA SCHWAB!):
GOOD THING #2:
On Friday I finished the first draft of Happy Sauce!!!!
It feels a little false to celebrate because:
(1) it only took me 8 weeks to write--it gushed out--and it's really really really rough. I'm already making lists of plot points I didn't thread through or people I kind of dropped or need to re-work.
(2) it's not like Jake's even taken a break from my head. See above RE lists. Also, ideas for how to make everything deeper, more intense, etc. are spilling in. And then there's Book 2, which I'm not allowing myself to think about yet but HE is ready to get on with. And the research I need to do in the next few weeks...
But still. Rough as it is, it's a whole story start to finish, and I still love it, and love Jake. So yeah. We can do a little dancing.
See you Wednesday!!