Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hibernating to write...

It seems there's always something going on when it comes to my writing career (ie., my agent called this morning to tell me a publisher in Denmark just bought rights to The Penny Tree ). It's all good stuff, and I'm certainly not complaining. However, email stacks up, the phone constantly rings, and I've learned the only way to find the time I need to write is to draw a hard line and shut everyone out (insert sound of door closing here). For much of September I won't be blogging or accessible by email. Instead, I'll be singularly focused on final revisions for The Silver Compass. Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Good for you, Holly!

I'm just diving into a major rewrite of a manuscript and need to do some hibernating myself. Your ability to turn everything off and focus on what's important is inspiring.

And I can't wait to read The Silver Compass!


Anonymous said...

Good luck on your final revisions, you can do it! I'm looking forward to it coming out and can't wait to read it. I'll be making a special trip to Edmonton to get it once it's released.
By the way, WTG on the film rights and screenplay for The Penny Tree!

ORION said...

Holly took the words right out of my mouth -- and that's VERY hard to do. The conversation can continue in the comments -- Does blogging take too much time from an author's busy schedule? When deadlines approach what stays and what has to be shoved aside?
It's something I am struggling with as well...

Larramie said...

Ah, the glamorous life of a published writer... See you in October, Holly.

Heidi the Hick said...

Do what you have to do! We'll miss you but are all lookig forward to the next book!

Yeah blogging takes away valuable writing time...but without it, look what I'd be missing out on. I've learned so much from everybody here.

kyla-dale said...

I'll check back once a week
just in case you post :-)
Great stuff re: Denmark!

Good luck with
your writing.

wordman17 said...

That door clsoing sounded pretty loud to me. Are you able to do the same thing at home with your family? I sure hope your revisions go well. I'll stop back in Oct and look for your posts again.

debra said...

I'm reading the Penny Tree now. It's a wonderful book. The voices you give your characters are beautiful and so moving. What a tribute to the unconditional love of a parent.
Take the time you need to do what is needed.

Maria Delacourte said...

My book club (14 clubbers total) read Penny Tree in May and then last month we read Tin Box. Both were incredible stories! We laughed and cried and can't stop talking about them.

You have been added to
our top 5 all-time favorite authors, Ms. Kennedy!

Maria from Rochester, Minnesota

Wendy Roberts said...

Go Holly Go! The Silver Compass will be better for your ignoring us LOL.

I'm slamming my door shut in a couple weeks too *sigh*

Gay said...

Just started your book this morning, and I am loving it. I wanted more by the end of the first page, but then you really had me when the friend's mother sat her down in the kitchen to talk about asylum, and I bawled when her father gave her the penny tree... Now I'm mad that I have to work on my own book.

I'm hibernating, too, but it's hard to write when you're getting your nails done and I also give myself at least a chapter of someone else's good stuff before I sleep at night.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your new book.
I have so enjoyed reading Tin Box and Penny Tree this summer and am realy looking forward to this new one coming up. Please please keep writing (as fast as you can for all of your new fans !!)

Maryanne (Durham NC)