Reel Girl slowing down for summer to write book

Hi Reel Girl fans,

For those of you who don’t know, I’m writing a Middle Grade book. Here’s the one sentence description:

Legend of Emery: The Battle for the Sather Stone is the story of how Nessa, a Frake, and Posey, a Fairy, overcome a history of mutual prejudice to become great friends, working together to stop a war by recovering the stolen Sather stone, the source of all magic, and returning it to its rightful owner, the Fairy Queen Arabel.

It’s kind of like a Romeo and Juliet story but about a friendship, magical creatures of different species who come together to save world.

I am so excited about this book. Writing it integrates everything I care about: feminism, fiction, kids, my husband (who I am writing it with). Also, as I’ve written about quite a bit on this blog, since having kids, I have come to believe that creating narratives and putting those stories out into the world is crucial.

So here’s the problem. I’ a huge procrastinator and social media totally sucks me in to hours of writing non-fiction commentary. I love to write opinion as well and I am so grateful for the community of activists I’ve connected with on line. But writing commentary comes from a not unrelated but different place than the fiction; I’m having a hard time balancing the blogging with writing the book.

So, as of next week, I’ll be working on the novel full time so I can get my draft completed. I will blog, Tweet, and FB occasionally but not regularly again until September. I will be out of the country mid June until mid July so I’ll miss the opening of “Brave.” I really hope everyone goes out and sees this movie. Before I leave, I’ll post an interview with Erica Jong about her anthology “Sugar in My Bowl.” My short story “Light Me Up” is included in this collection and the paperback is coming out June 21. if you haven’t read the book yet, please pick up a copy.

I hope you all continue to use my FB page and comment on the blog throughout the next couple of months.

Have a great summer!


7 thoughts on “Reel Girl slowing down for summer to write book

  1. How exciting Margot! I have plenty of your past posts to catch up on. So grateful for women like you who are creating these necessary narratives that empower!!

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