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!