Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What I'm doing

Normally I only blog when I have something interesting to say. I don't stick to a schedule for the sake of a schedule. And usually that means I post about once or twice a week.

But holy smokes - I've just noticed how long it's been!

So here's what I'm doing:

Revisions
ICE DOGS is kicking my butt with the final copy due in to my editor in September. Turns out, the work is NOT done once you've sold your manuscript. It has just begun.

Author Questionnaire
Once you sign with a publishing house, you normally get a multi-page document asking about you, your marketing plans, etc. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is keeping me on my toes.

New writing
I've just completed a new outdoor adventure loosely based on my own experiences working as a Park Ranger for twelve years in Quetico Park. Stay tuned.

New website
In honour of my new book coming out, the fabulous Maddee of Xuni.com is creating a serious work of art for me. I can't wait to show you.

Work
Since I'm about to spill the beans on my new website, I'll say now that I actually have a full time job as a Conservation Officer. I've been busy protecting our natural resources (ie. in spring this usually involves the walleye run)

Play
I've been getting in lots of camping and fishing this spring. And I've been planning our next kayak expeditions for the summer. Please check back again for more rugged Lake Superior coastline photos and near-death tales of adventure.

My man last weekend while we trolled for trout. No fish were harmed in the taking of the this photo.

15 comments:

Anna Staniszewski said...

Busy busy! Good luck juggling everything. I can't wait until ICE DOGS is finished and out in the world!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

No fish harmed - LOL!

So much work to do before a book is published - and afterwards. Unpublished writers have no idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've been busy, Terry! I remember the questionnaire. I also had to describe some of my book for the cover artist. That part was rather fun.

Faith E. Hough said...

Good to see you back, and I hope all the work is fun. :)
I went trout fishing last week, too. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

All kinds of fun and excitement! Congrats on the job - you'll be a perfect fit! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the job!

It sounds like you've been busy lately. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your job! It sounds perfect for you. And that's great you're so productive.

out of the wordwork said...

Congrats on the job, hope your revisions turn out stupendous and can't wait to see your new website! Whoo! Busy-bee!
Nelsa

Rosemary said...

Congratulations Terry, it's always nice to hear how much you enjoy your job :) Keep on writing!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I miss your fun posts, but this makes up for it! What a ton of stuff on your plate, my dear. I know you'll get it done and catch fish, too.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Aaah, the HMH author questionnaire. I got that, too. It took me a week to fill it out!

Good luck on your revisions! I'm sure you will get it all done and be thrilled with the results.

Theresa Milstein said...

Looks like you've been busy during your time away. Good luck with it all!

Marcia said...

All this sounds great, if a little hairy at times. :) Looking forward to your new book.

Lizann Flatt said...

Great to hear what you've been up to, and looking forward to your new book and new website. Bet the walleye appreciate your efforts too. ;>

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You've been and are busy....I didn't realize you are a park ranger. Very cool!