Tuesday, May 10, 2011

uses for boys

In 2008 I started writing a young adult novel called USES FOR BOYS and at the same time I started blogging. Often about my favorite writers, Grace Paley or Deborah Eisenberg. It helped keep me in the chair. But I had no idea when I started that I would meet such amazing people. Early on I met No Good for Me, Forty-Sixth at Grace, Woolgathering & Miscellany, Maud Newton, 2 or 3 Things I Know, A Cup of Jo, Sleep Deprivation and Stories of My Bullshit Youth, Porter Hovey, and Hollister Hovey, Shiny Squirrel, Hila, STNF, and of course, my beloved Ugly Earring. And then more recently, Nearness of Distance, Now Voyager, Victoria Thorne, mackin ink, M Dash, Look Mom, 16 House, Une Envie de Sel, Marvelous Kiddo, Le Temps Perdu, and Even Cleveland.

Today I sold my novel to St. Martin's Press and I keep thinking: I'm so crazy happy to have spent the last three years with you.
Photo by Larry Bercow

16 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

HUGE congratulations!!! bravo!

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. so glad to have met you, too :)

nikole said...

WOW!! Big Congrats! So so glad we met too!

Mackenzie said...

wowowow. congrats! ! ! ! !

If Jane said...

great to meet you too BUT CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

What a sweet and wonderful way to announce fantastic news! Congratulations!!! Your blog's always a source of inspiration to me and I can't wait to see what the next three years bring.

erica lorraine scheidt said...

Thanks you guys! I'm over the moon.

wool and misc said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So many hugs and congratulations and high fives!

erica lorraine scheidt said...

you guys rock. i'm over the moon.

MANDY said...

What fantastic news, well done you !!!!

Dara said...

love the title. can't wait to read it!

wendy said...

so deserved. so cool.

evencleveland said...

I'm late to this party, but CONGRATULATIONS.

That's amazing news. Can't wait to read it!

(and so happy to have met you, too)

kat said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! how utterly wonderful, i can't wait to read it!

xo k.

Michelle Panik said...

I'm late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS! This is such fantastic news.

erica lorraine scheidt said...

Michelle, thanks so much! And I just went to your new site, it looks great. Hope to see you soon, Erica