The revision of book one in the two-YA-novel series I'm writing for Dutton is due January 20th. I didn't write much during the holidays, and now I must JAM. It's a good thing that I like revising better than writing the original first draft. The word itself signifies fresh starts and second chances -- "RE-VISION." It's what can happen to human lives, as well, when a narrative arc that's not great to begin with morphs into a tale well-told, a story worth hearing, an unforgettable hero's journey. Here's to a great year of revising and being revised! Happy 2006!