INTIMIDATION! That’s what I would call it. I just received biographical copy to proofread from my nonfiction editor–this for a book that is complete, but won’t be available until Fall 2017–a whole year away (sigh). The book is called Twelve Days in May, but I’ll keep the subtitle a secret for now as it would spoil the surprise. I could also show you the cover, which is stunning, but I’m not going to do that either. (I do like to keep a bit of mystery about me.) But I digress. The biographical copy contains words like “noted” and “award-winning” and “well-researched.” I think using words like these–which make me blush–are my editor’s way of putting the screws to me to keep my nose to the grindstone with the book I’ve been working on for the last year and a half (to be published sometime in 2018, I think). Nose is to the grindstone, dear editor, and it is almost finished.
Twelve Days in May: subtitle, subtitle, subtitle (to be published by Calkins Creek Books, 2017)