Hey all!! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I got copy-edits!! But more of that in a minute.
Okay, I have been meaning to post this for about a week--I have two signings next week! Unfortunately, they are in the same place so unless you live in Utah, this isn't very news-ey. However, if you DO live in Utah, you now have TWO choices.:)
Okay, I will be signing at the BYU Bookstore in Provo, Utah on Wednesday, August 19th at 1:00 PM. Technically I am there because it is Education Week at BYU, but you don't have to be attending E.W. in order to come. So if you are in the area, stop by! I would LOVE to see you! (And there will be chocolate.:D)
On Friday, August 21st I will be signing at the Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble at 5:00 PM. So there will be plenty of time to come and say hi, and then grab your main squeeze and got for a date! (After all, convenience is Laurel's middle name.:D) There will be chocolate here too.:)
So if you live in Utah, please stop by! I would love to say hi!!!
Okay, regular readers have probably noticed that I generally do not respond to comments. Sadly, I just don't have time. I do read them all (and often follow links if they are there. I got to see more casting videos on YouTube because of the comments!! Thanks!!) I love comments and try to keep them in mind when I am deciding what to post about next. So you guys may feel like you are commenting into the dark, but I promise you aren't! I read every single comment!
I also get messages on MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. as well as email. At the moment, I am answering all of my email. Every single one. It just takes about a week. (Two right now because I am under deadline.) So it may take a while, but I do answer! If you haven't gotten a reply and it's been like three weeks, please write me again. It means my spam filter caught you.:D
Twitter I'm not quite as good at because I haven't figured out how to tell if I have responded or not and I will generally choose to skip it rather that look like a total dork by responding twice. So I would say I respond to about half of my Twitters.
Okay, so you know what I have on my docket today??
Reading through my sequel from beginning to end!
I finished the bulk of the copy edits yesterday and am just reading through the whole thing today. I love this part! Things are starting to really get clean, and I am reading through it as much to make sure that I know which parts I left in and which parts I took out as anything. (So I don't answer questions wrong at signings.:))
Funny story, about a month back, a reviewer commented that she thought my book was inappropriate because it contained . . . let's call it Element A. And I was like, "Huh?? There's no Element A in there! Well, there is this one scene where this one thing happens. But I think it is pretty clear that it's an accident. Not on purpose. I would hardly classify that as Element A." But, yanno, whatever.
Then, yesterday, I was reading through copy edits in book two and came across that scene!! I was like, "oh no! There is a scene from book one in book two!!! How did that happen?!?!?"
Nope, I'm just a moron. That scene was always in book two. But working on books two and three while trying to launch book one has officially screwed with my head.:D
Also, now I have NO clue how the reviewer was seeing Element A in my book. And it's a pretty darn specific element so . . . I don't know. Maybe they read the wrong book???
Anyway, so today I am reading book two so I can remember what exactly is in it.:) (And so I don't give away too many spoilers at my signing next week, thinking I am talking about book one.)
So, in sum-up, come see me next week, if you can't then send me an email or MySpace message, and seriously, look forward to book two, I think it's awesome.:D