My Into the Woods countdown has clicked from months to days, and I’m getting excited! It could be because of the chance to bring you all the previously released Hollows extras in one spot, but if I was honest, it’s the new stuff, the handful of ideas that had been simmering in my “cabinet of awesomeness” for the last five to ten years, the chance to bring a breath of life into them and see if there was another epic-long story hidden in their kernel of ideas–or just a novella.
I know I’ve brought this up before, but if you are not going to be at Comic Con NY, the only way right now to get one of these bad boy’s signed is through Nicola’s. If you put your oder in by the third of October, they will even try to get it to you by the drop date. It just doesn’t get easier than that. How to order International orders are okay, but you have to call them. ( 734-662-0600) And remember, Ann Arbor is in the Eastern Time zone, so no 3am calls please. :-)
I’ll be the first to tell you that Rachel is a hard act to follow, and if you want a look at what you’ll find in the new stuff, you can get one of the stories, Pet Shop Boys, early. It’s been released as a reduced price e-book along with the first chapter of Ever After. There’s like a dozen platforms you can read this on, so I’m going to list the top ones only.
As a personal note, I’m pleasantly exhausted this morning. I woke up Sunday, trying to decide if I was going to my home improvement store to get some block for a new landscaping effort and suddenly realized I had 40 daffodil bulbs coming in about a week–and the bed I wanted to put them in was covered in mulch and hadn’t had a shovel in it in the last three years. So I boxed up the mulch and started digging. Surprisingly there were no major roots to contend with, but I had to slow down to pull out about five quarts of a rather interesting bulb, the white version of Glory of the Snow. Most of them were too deep to flower, and I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to put them back in the ground or into the composter. Ahhhh, who am I kidding. I’ll put them back in the ground.