Busy, busy, busy, busy, there’s so much to do…

The song quoted above is from one of Sasha’s toys, a little table that plays music and teaches Spanish. It has been stuck in my head for DAYS now (the song, not the table). I am trying to pace myself, and be concise and organized, and not freak out. But it is hard with the “Busy Busy!” song playing over and over in my brain.

A year ago today, Lock and Key was released in bookstores. I was flying to New York for a party at my publisher’s, being away from my baby for one of the first times, and more than a little frazzled. It is CRAZY to me, totally crazy, that in less than two months I will have another book out. How did THAT happen? I have been on a book-every-two-years schedule for awhile now, but somehow, Along for the Ride just didn’t want to wait. So here I am, doing the pre-pub shuffle all over again. It’s really fun, but I don’t know how people (like Meg Cabot, my hero) do this all the time. It’s so exhausting! And don’t even ask me if I’m writing something new yet, and when THAT might be out. My head just might explode.

Busy, busy, busy, busy….okay, I REALLY need a new song in my head. Like, right now.
I might have to start humming one of the ones I KNOW will stick in my brain immediately. Like that “If you like Pina Coladas,” song or, if I’m really serious, “Put the lime in the coconut.” Just THINKING about that song guarantees I’ll be stuck with it for at least twenty four hours.

Even with all this craziness, though, I am so happy to be just be here, today, not traveling and riding that new-book wave. I am hoping that by June 16th, the pub date for Along for the Ride, I will have mastered this juggling act that is still eluding me. A girl can dream, right?

Put the lime in the coconut….ah, good. It’s already working.

Have a great day, everyone!

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