Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Where the Heck is the Ninja?
Why am I talking about my day job right now when I should be talking about books? Well, I switched roles and companies back here in November. It’s a great move for me as I’m much happier at my day job and am making more money which I can use to practice my love of personal finance! Wow! Why do you care? Well, you don’t, except it means I don’t have the time to blog proper just now. My new position requires me to study a bunch of law and take a series of federal exams, and reading that stuff is sucking up the time I usually reserve for studying middle grade fiction.
I’m almost through the roughest part and then I shall return to you, Esteemed Reader, but it’s going to be another two weeks. Am I sitting on an interview with Newberry Honored and National Book Award Finalist author Kathi Appelt? I sure am. Do I have an interview with agent Marietta Zacker that I have read and you can’t read yet even though it would be really helpful to you? Yep. Isn’t this all terribly unfair? Absolutely.
But there’s no writing staff here, Esteemed Reader, it’s just me. And I’ve been putting in fourteen-hour days and longer. I’m behind on email and a lot of other stuff. There’s just not enough Ninja to go around. I’m almost through the testing and then I’ll get back to posting regularly. In the meantime, I can’t show these amazing authors and agents the courtesy and professional attention they deserve, so I’m going to wait until I can.
Regular posting will resume February 8th with a discussion of Kathi Appelt’s amazing novel, The Underneath. I’ll be there and I hope you will too. In the meantime, there are plenty of author interviews, literary agent interviews, and book reviews in the archives and you might check them out just in case you missed one. Thanks so much for your patience with me while I’m making this transition.