I can't believe summer is almost upon us. Mine will include trips to Eugene for college registration for my youngest who will start at the University of Oregon in the fall. If she graduates next week as planned. Oh just kidding. Barring any unseen disasters, she will be walking across the stage June 8th, ending 12 years of school, mainly public, although I did homeschool her for 3rd and 4th grade when we lived on Midway Island. Here she is on the last day of kindergarten in 2000 in Iowa.
Writing -wise? Summer should prove to be crazy. I must finish the sequel to The Compound, which, by the way, just won the 2011-12 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award in the middle grades category. And as soon as the sequel is into the revision stage, I must start writing the first book of my new middle grade series.
Other than college stuff in Eugene, other things on my calendar include a trip to the Midwest in August. I already have tickets to the pre-season Packer game on August 16. And before Tanzie heads off to college, I'm taking her to NYC for a couple days. But that will be a story for fall...
Here's to a productive summer for all us Spuds!