I spent all day in my Sharlene Gallagher universe. It was awesome. Half way through the day I posted this on Facebook:
So far Sharlene has fought demons, put some mean girls in their place, snagged a kiss (hel-lo, I write romance) and aced Calculus all while saving the world. Pretty good day for a guardian angel.
So yeah. Great day.
Even better because I finished edits on the book. Wonderful!
AND THEN (SPOILER ALERT…there’s no happy ending to this post. It veers off on a crazy direction of gloom courtesy of the news. If you don’t want to go there, quit reading now and enjoy the gloriousness of my day with Sharlene!
Better yet go read the first or second book. Angel Eyes isn’t ready yet, but it will be soon!)
(Don’t say I didn’t warn you)
(Third time’s the charm. The rest of this post is a rant…)
WAH! I’m addicted to the news. How did I let it ruin my great day?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I watched News Hour. And the whole time the source talked about a serious problem with education I thought I can’t believe a word you say because I no longer trust News Hour and I no longer believe the Dept. of Education wants public schools to survive. AND then I got in this funk of reading all sorts of education news that made me even more depressed.
And that just sucks. Because until then I was thinking about how EXCITED I am for Monday and how weird that is because Monday is the beginning of the end of the school year…testing, crazy hormonal students, deadlines. But even with all that I’m looking forward to seeing my kids again. They make me love my job. Most educators I know love their jobs. But now I’m all stressed and sad and grumpy and I think I better go work on the romantic suspense I’m revising because I get to blow stuff up in those books and that might actually make me feel better.
I teach journalism. I can’t quit the news. I think I might have to, though. Boo.
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Tagged An Angel Earns Her Wings, Dead Girl Walking, education, fiction, guardian angels, journalism, Mary Beth Lee, news, sad, Sharlene Gallagher, spring break, YA