An update from Susan


Miss me? I miss blogging, too, and I need to do a follow-up about the Pennwriters Conference. Let’s just say that each year I go, I have an entirely different experience. So far, it’s all been good, even if it hasn’t been what I was expecting/hoping for.

Anyway, the real reason you miss me isn’t the conference. It’s that the hurricane that is West of Mars Editing has blown back up into a Stage 3 storm. Maybe it’s Stage 4; being able to tell involves lifting my head out of my current project (another good one!) and taking a good, hard look around. I’m too busy to do that, with manuscripts lined up and my awesome clients waiting patiently for me to work my fingers to the bone.

With every day that passes, I love what I do even more. I paid a high price for this career, but I don’t regret it. If anything, I wish I’d been able to do it sooner.

I hope to be back with regular stuff here soon — I have at least two Featured New Books to bring you, and one Rock Fiction review, too. In the meantime, know that I’m working to bring you guys some great reads. And yes, I’m being a good nag and staying on Teen Boy to bring you more of what he’s reading. He’s got drafts saved. He just needs to finish them up. He’s got that end-of-the-school-year funk. Or something. I do know he’s not nearly as busy as me.

In the meantime, keep me in your reader (I’ve switched to Feedly. It’s … different), keep buying the books of the Trevolution (did I mention I’ve been writing more again? Well, I am!), and keep telling your friends about the Featured New Book spotlight and about what an awesome editor I am.

Even if it means less regular blogging, at least you know I’m loving life.



  1. Ann (bunnygirl)

    May 22, 2013 12:45 am

    I hadn’t heard of Feedly until I saw your blog post. I downloaded it, but now it’s hung on synchronizing and I can’t add my blogs or do anything at all with it. I’m hoping it’s just a server problem and I can get into it tomorrow!

  2. Dana Griffin

    May 22, 2013 5:22 am

    I’m glad you wrote this as it’ll get me off my butt and send an email requesting an edit date this fall before you fill up.

    I’m glad you’re writing again. I hope the words are flowing.

  3. Beverly Fox

    May 22, 2013 4:59 pm

    Rock on, Sue! We’ll be here.

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