some things, it seems, are HAPPENING? i just got word that my ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) should arrive in the mail today, and then a lovely friend on twitter happened to find my ARC at TLA!
it is kind of blowing my mind, just a little bit.
this whole thing is hilarious because i haven't even gotten my own copies yet -- i haven't even gotten my first pass pages yet (which means i have no idea what the inside of the book looks like) -- but already the ARC is popping up at this conference. it is very EXCITING. and scary. but mostly EXCITING!
so, here is some info on some stuff.
i've gotten a lot a lot of questions about the cover, namely, where is it, and why can't we see it, and are you hiding it from us? and this question i understand completely, especially since my book is already in ARC form and so, if it is in ARC form, then surely there must be a cover. right?
the plan for my ARC is a little different because we are on a slightly accelerated schedule. therefore! my ARC is going out in two waves. the first set of ARCs are going out with just a fancy title text on a plain background, and the second set will have cover art. the ARCs with cover art are supposed to be at BEA, so hopefully i'll have a cover to share with you before then.
in the interim, here is what the first-wave ARC looks like:
|you will notice how it matches my updated website. SHINY.|
anddddd here is what it looks like in the real world!
|courtesy of dearest Jenny Martin, who took the photo at TLA|
and i promise that just as soon as i have the okay to share the final cover art, you will certainly be the first to know!
HEARTS SO MANY HEARTS
onto another subject! i have asked Super Agent Jodi Reamer if she would answer some questions for an interview on this here little blog, and she has kindly consented to this.
is there anything you'd like me to ask Jodi? anything you'd like to know re: the publishing industry?
i might be able to sneak some of your questions in.