When the thought first enters your head that you’d like to be a writer, there are alwaya a few preconceived ideas of just what your day will be like. Writers get to sit in bookstores and sign books. (I spent a few minutes yesterday signing copies a reader had sent me.) And there has to be some time where they actually write. (Almost a 10 hour day, yesterday, but I kicked my keyboards butt.) They talk to their agent, (which was a real treat, and more on that later.) They have wonderful breakthroughs where they figure out an issue that has been troubling them, (I had an ah-ha moment which kept me in the office until after seven, but was too interesting to just walk away from.) If they are lucky, they arrange for some PR (I went over the treatment for the film crew that is coming out Thursday to make a short Internet piece. Terrified, I’m terrified.) They get good news from their publisher. (Yep, I did that too.) And they discuss ways to improve a work in progress with their editors. (Actually, I’ll do that today as I get the rewrite letter for the third Madison book and chat with my graphic novel publisher both. And yes, I hope to have some artwork to show you soon. I got the first pages Friday, and had conniption fits of joy, the payoff for a month-long marathon writing session where I hardly saw Guy at all.)
So, I felt like a real writer yesterday as I juggled more apples than I knew were in the cart when I signed on for this job. (grin) Somehow I pulled out a whopping page count despite the joyful interruptions and moved forward with the rough draft I’m working on. The best part of the day by far was hearing from New York. (grin) And it was very good news indeed.
DEAD WITCH WALKING has been picked as Barnes & Noble’s Best Paranormal Novel of the DECADE at their B&N bookclubs. (huge grin) Thank you. Thank you so very much. It feels indescribably wonderful to know that the effort I put in might not only be enjoyed, but recognized.
It was a very good day.