What a wonderful week. The girls and I had two great days on Washington/Boott Spur and North Doublehead.
I'm editing two manuscripts; I finished the first drafts of both over a year ago, but the marketing for Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure and the very fulltime job of homeschooling have kept me extremely busy during the past few months. We still have press and interviews coming out over the next four months publicizing Up, but the pace is slowing down a bit and I now have time to get the other manuscripts ready for submission. My agent has both first drafts and is very positive about what she sees, so I hope to publish another book or two in the not-too-distant future.
Life is returning to normal -- though, in truth, I never let our lives feel odd or strange to the girls. I've kept most of their routines intact throughout the publication of Up (kids need structure), and though they're happy about their accomplishments and are having fun with the talks we now routinely give, they're humble about the attention they receive. There's a difference between being proud of yourself and thinking you're better than others. My daughters understand that difference, thank goodness. I've met many an adult who doesn't.
I'm off to prepare for a talk we're giving to a group of 5-8 year olds on Tuesday. I love giving talks to kids!! We're looking forward to this. :)
Have a good weekend, folks.
- UP: REVIEWS and PRESS
- GraniteGals PODCAST
- Speaking Engagements/Nonprofit Fundraisers
- Alex in the White Mountains (Alex's hiking blog)
- Sage's White Mountain Treks (Sage's hiking blog)
- California's Lost Coast Trail. June 8-9, 2019
- England's Coast to Coast Trail 2018
- Cohos Trail 2017
- Iceland's Laugavegur Trail 2016
- Great Wall of China Trek 2015
- John Muir Trail 2014
- El Camino de Santiago 2013
- NH Four Thousand Footers (Alex and Sage)
- NH Four Thousand Footers -- WINTER (Alex and Sage)
- Trailwrights 72 (Alex and Sage)
- 52 With a View (Sage)
- The Terrifying Twenty-Five
- The White Mountain Grid