So like fifty-bajillion people clicked on the cover reveal a few days back, which I count as a SUCCESS and is no doubt thanks to the cool people on Twitter who re-tweeted in return for virtual high-fives. Uh. Yeah. In theory that sounded like a good idea, but in practice it more like, "Emmm, I don't know if these people actually want virtual high-fives."
Oh well. They got them anyway.
|That represents fifty-bajillion people. See how HAPPY they look??? And they wore hats.|
So you know, Book Expo America = big, big book book fair like Bologna, just in America.
Buzz panel = a thing where books that might be buzzy are buzzed about by their editors.
And all together it = awesome in a basket.
Also, a cool contributor to a cool blog called Pub(lishing) Crawl put up a post about Middle Grade covers and one of them was The Peculiar, and when I clicked on the post quite by accident and saw it there among titles like The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls which I'm kind of perishing to read, I had a HEART ATTACK.
A nice one.
So that was cool, and you should go look at that blog cuz it's interushting.
And the ARC freak-out post is still coming. I'm kind of afraid of doing the giveaway part, because ARCs have TYPOS IN THEM, and little glitches, and everyone will be like "Ohhh, look who doesn't know how to write," but you know what, I do know how to write, so I'm giving one away, and if you win it you can poke fun at it if you so please.
Woah. DID YOU SEE THAT? That was determination right there. In real-time. ;)
To wrap things up, I stumbled across the best quote ever, from Hemingway, whom I usually loathe, and I'm going to post it:
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Aha. Haha. Hm...