One of the most amazing things about fans, is when they get inspired enough by your book to go through the trouble to create something involving it. It is the very highest of compliments, in my opinion. I feel that way about all kinds of fan creations--fan art, fan fic, song lyrics (I got some of these the other day; very squee-worthy!), fansites, forums, etc. I already told you guys about wingsfansite.com, created by the amazing and fabulous Ben (thanks again Ben!!!). This is a comunity open to anyone, anywhere and I am part of the community there and comment in the forums etc.
But I also wanted to tell you guys about another fan forum that I'm really excited about! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting two fans, Espe and Jen, at FiestaCon and we sat and talked books (not just Wings!:)) for about an hour and exchanged info, etc. Well, they have been busy ladies the last month and have created another forum that launched today! This community is a little different than Ben's--modeled a lot like both Twilight Moms and Mundie Moms, Late Bloomers is a community for fans aged 15 and up, and has a lot of older (well, compared to tween;)) women who are discovering how young their hearts are! So if this fits you, come on over and say hi at Late Bloomers! I will also be an active part of this community. Sp if you see someone on either this or Ben's site who looks like me . . . . it is.:D
On that note, it's been pretty amazing to see these two forums open and become active the last couple of weeks. I have to tell you, I am amazed by my readers! Have I thanked you guys lately?? I write the books, sure, but it's the readers and fans who really bring a book to life. You guys have brought Wings to life in a way that I honestly never thought possible. *blows kisses* You guys are amazing!!!!
Little update, just this week, I finalized my twentieth foreign rights deal. Twenty!! Blew. My. Mind. I'll post the list as soon as I can, for the little bird who keeps that kind of thing current on wikipedia. *Big smile at whoever it is. That's some fun coding there!*
In other news, I'm going to finish the first draft of book three next week. *Eeeeeeee!!!!!!!*