Wednesday, March 11, 2009

USA TODAY!!!!!! . . . uh . . . yesterday . . .:)

Okay, this is officially the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. I got mentioned in USA Today!!! I kid you not! I got like an entire sentence plus a parenthetical!! I think that's better than a mention. (But less than a story . . . it must be a stention . . .or a menory . . . take your pick.;))

So yeah, check it.:)




*dances gleefully!*

If you prefer the online story, you can find it here, but there's something about seeing the actual printed copy that is really cool to me!

In other news, my editorial letter got here this week for my sequel, and even though I knew it was coming, there's nothing like the actual letter to remind you how much work an author puts into editing. Good stuff though! Seriously. I wish you all the synergy that my editor and I have. I love what she molds my books into! But still, lots of work. So I will try to keep up regular posts (as a break if nothing else!!) but the next four to six weeks are going to be a bit brutal with edits and all the other stuff I have to keep up on.

Such as . . . blogging on the Harper Teen MySpace page!! (How did you like that segue??;)) I am tentatively scheduled to have my first official Harper blog on Monday! (Assuming, of course, that I get the blog done. *laughs maniacally*) I think I am going to blog about "Getting My Teen On." So I would love it if you guys would read and comment . . . mostly because it makes me look good to marketing.:D

So back on the editing subject, I will be blogging about the editorial process in general, and about my method specifically in the next couple of weeks, so if you have any particular questions about editing that you are wondering about, please leave them in the comments and I will answer them!! (As best I can . . .)

And don't forget to enter the contest to win a copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. You can enter right down there, under this entry.:D

So have a lovely night. I am waiting for six teenagers to invade my house for the next four days. Yay!! Free babysitters . . . I mean volunteer yard workers . . . I mean story research subjects. YES! That's what I meant. Story research subjects!!! *grin*

Ciao!

12 comments:

Jenn Johansson said...

Yippee! That is really spectacular! I am so excited for you! Seriously, that is huge! Congratulations :D

Patti said...

That is so cool. I can't wait to read your book. I'm looking forward to hearing about the editing process.

Mim said...

That's awesome. I'm excited for you! I can't wait to read your book!

jessie said...

I want to know more about the editorial letters. If there is a part in the novel that just isn't working for the editor, do they say, 'why don't you try A or B.' Or do they just say, 'try something else and see if I like it.' I know that ultimately the author is the author, but I'm really curious to know how the editor helps to mold, as you say.

jessie said...

Oh and very cool about USA Today. It sounds like your novel is going to be very successful.

Shelli said...

awesome! cool blurb too :)

giddymomof6 said...

WOW! This is so awesome! Congratulations! Jenn has been simply singing your praises for weeks since meeting you! Jenni

B J Keltz said...

The mention in USA Today is just wonderful. Congratulations! I, also, am waiting for May.

*Kara* said...

That is so AWESOME! Go you!!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I feel super lucky to have gotten my hands on an ARC of Wings through work (I work at a library). I can't wait to read it!! Congrats on the mention in USA Today-that rocks!
-Sarah

Elizabeth said...

They reprinted this article in the Arizona Republic (Tuesday March 17, page D3) - but the picture they put with it was the cover of your book! :) It was really cool seeing it there in the paper.

Aprilynne said...

Eeeee!!! Really!?!?!?!

Thanks so much for telling me!!!!!