the contract is here!

signing the contract The pages spread across the dining room table. Four copies of my Flux contract for NARC, my new YA book (coming next summer). I'm so excited about this story and I can't wait to share it.

Now it feels official.

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on revisions for my editor. I can already see new shapes and colors in this book--almost as if it's whispering, "This is what I want to be."

In this picture, I'm sitting near my sister's paintings (just noticed that I'm signing the contracts with a Micron pen--the same I use for doodling). Sula is tickling my bare feet under the table. I've got a ton of papers to grade. Today there's only one thing I want to do.

Off to the post office.