Friday, May 30, 2008

I Want to Be a Part Of It . . . New York, New York!

Well it is official! I am going to NYC in two and a half weeks to meet all the people on my publishing team!

I cannot even express how excited I am! I've never been to NYC and have wanted to for so, so, so long. It's a great business opportunity, of course, but mostly, it's just going to be a lot of fun. I get to meet my incredible, fabulous editor and of course, my amazing agent who had the foresight to hook me up with that incredible, fabulous editor, and I'll get to meet my editor's assistant, Erica. Now, you may not realize this, but pretty much every debut novel that has ever been published was first read and enjoyed by the editor's assistant. So I have a special place in my heart for Editor's assistants. So I am way excited to meet Erica too.

I'll also be meeting some very scary people. The heads of sales, marketing, and publicity, as well as the publisher of Harper Children's and the Editor-in-chief. I tremble a little of those introductions . . . but I promise I'll smile too! Although I will spend most of my time at Harper, before Jodi and I go, I will also get to tour Writer's House (which has some great history!) and meet some of the other agents I've been rejected by. (*laugh*) Another rather tremble-worthy thing we are doing the second day I'm there is that Harper has a new video studio and they will be doing a short video of me blabbing about my book. You know, something they are then going to release to the public!?!?!? *eek!*

So it's going to be a full two days. oh, and the first night I get in I have secret plans that I will have to share with you later. (Very cool, trust me!)

And don't worry. I will have my handy-dandy iphone with me and will take lots of pictures. (I'd pack you all in my bags with me but, yanno, then I'd be way over the weight limit.;))

So that's my biggest fun-est news at the moment.

Oh, that and that my book is completely done with revisions and has been submitted for copy-editing now. *cheer!* Yay! That makes me very happy too.

I guess it's time to write book two now!



Kari Pike said...

ooh! ooh! Let me be the first to congratulate you! I so needed to hear good new today...Thanks! I think I'm going to call you now!

Deana said...

I am SO excited for you!!! New York is wonderful (if you don't have to drive)! I also LOVE your new photo! Great One! Hugs & kisses to the babies. Love, GiGi

JKB said...

Hooray!!! That is so great, I love following your progress with your book and Jodi! Helps me prepare my plans. *snort*

Seriously though, have such a great time!

cindy said...

wow! this is VERY exciting! i can't wait to hear about your trip and nyc adventures!!! i know you'll charm them all. =D

Anonymous said...

"If you can make it there, you'll make it's up to you...." Watch out New York, Aprilynne is comin to town!


James Dashner said...

Aprilynne, I'm officially jealous. I've never been there, either. Sometime soon, I hope.

That is seriously going to be one of the coolest experiences of your life!

Go see Wicked.

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations on finishing your copy-edits, Aprilynne. And enjoy New York! It's a beautiful place, not only will you enjoy it, you'll never forget it. ;*) Have fun.

You are touring Writer's House? I'm drooling. Tell Merrilee Heifetz I said hello and that I'm rewriting a saleable book and I'll get with her soon. ;*) LOL.

David L. McAfee said...


No one ever wants to be a part of it...knoxville, Knoxville... :-)

Ya gotta stop out here on yer book tour. I owe you some fudge. :)

Maprilynne said...

Ooh David, I want to be a part of it Knoxville, Knoxville!!!

Unfortunately, there are no special Harper people in Knoxville.;)

But if I ever make it out that way, YOU will know it!!

ChrisEldin said...

Sounds like you are going to have a BLAST!!!!!
Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Aprilynne! Oh my gosh, New York sounds awesome! I've never been, but I've heard it's fantastic. And the authorly stuff at Harper and Writers House sounds wicked. :)

And I also wanted to say that I mailed a query today, to Jodi! :) You've said so many great things about her, so I'm super pumped about that. Nervous, too, but it's like that with every query, I guess. Now I wait.

Have an awesome time in NY!

cami said...

Hey Aprilynne,

Congrats on your trip to NY--that'll be fabulous. When Ben and I were there last time, we logged a lot of miles through the SoHo district, along the waterfronts, and downtown. I'll look forward to hearing what you encounter.

Thanks for the gnocchi!
P.S. cute new website: is that kenny's work?