Samara O'Shea

Archive for June, 2013

Australian Debut

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A month ago I received an e-mail with “Media Request” as the subject. I assumed it was for letter writing—a subject matter that I still get occasional requests for and am still happy to wax poetic about. To my surprise, however, the reporter—writing for The Sydney Morning Herald—had gotten word of my next project. The Internet never ceases to amaze me. The article posted on Wednesday: How to Survive Unrequited Love.

Finished

Monday, June 10th, 2013

At 4:01 p.m. today I turned in my third book. 70,265 words. Whew. I turned it in a few weeks later than originally agreed upon. This was due to school distractions and also consistently finding I had much to say about topic. I still have more to say. I had to scale back some of the sections. I can look at unrequited love from many different angles–sociological, literary, psychological, and personal.

The new book’s Goodreads page has been posted–the cover you see is not the final cover. I was shown the new cover last week and I’m beyond excited. It’s gorgeous! I look forward to sharing.

My second semester of grad school ended on May 4th. I got two A’s this time–none of that A minus nonsense from last semester.

Last week reader Hope sent me an encouraging article about teens who enjoy letter writing. I was happy to hear from her. The timing felt right. It’s time for me to re-join the world–the blogging world and the real world.

It’s been an intense few months. I am at once grateful for the experience and glad the season is changing…Now onto the editing portion of the program.