I know I’ve been a bit mopey lately, but today is the first day in weeks where hope outweighs fear, and I have to admit, it’s a wonderful and desperately needed feeling. I waste so much energy worrying about things out of my control, expend years’ worth on fear and dread, and don’t even understand the extent until something works out when I worried it wouldn’t, and the relief is so blanketing…anyway, slowly, slowly, the fears are giving way to hope.
Most of my friends know I’ve been dreading 2012. I don’t have a new book coming out (THE ARCHIVED is slated for Jan 2013, which is ALMOST 2012, in the same way that August 2nd was ALMOST July 33rd) and while I have a few small treats in the works, I’ve just been sick with it. 2010 (the year between my book selling and the year it came out) was HARD. I was so tightly wound, so afraid of losing people’s attention, and it ate at me. I couldn’t bear the thought of repeating that.
And I know I won’t have to. I have an amazingly devoted group of followers, and I plan to do EVERYTHING in my power to make it worth the wait. And while I don’t have any BOOKS coming out, I do have something. That’s all I will say about that for NOW. But I promise, we’ll make it a good year. ❤
Last 2011 event:
Last night’s event at Books of Wonder was so lovely! And it was my last event of the year! Which is crazy, and scary, and kind of nice, though I have to admit, I thrive on public interaction (not public attention, that’s different). Now it’s back to pJs and tea and deadlines.
I really just wanted to thank everyone who’s come out to any of my stops/signings. You’ve seriously made this the best year of my life thus far. I can’t tell you what it means.
I added a new tab to the top of the blog: Other Projects. It’s like a key for all my fake titles (but real projects), a reference tool of sorts :p
It’s been awhile since I talked about books! And with bloggers putting up their Xmas lists, I thought I would toss a books I’ve loved, and some ones I’m excited for in the new year.
BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood – I just finished this last week, and WOW. It was wonderful. Many of you know I won’t talk about a book unless I feel MAD LOVE for it, so yeah. This is going to be a wonderful series.
Just a FEW of the debuts I can’t wait to get my hands on next year:
-INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows
-FRACTURE by Meghan
-TEMPEST by Julie Cross
-LEVEL TWO by Lenore Appelhans
-FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos
-THE COURIER’S DAUGHTER by C.J. Redwine
What about YOU? Which books are you craving?
The Most Epic Cupcake Ever:
It’s a Near Witch cupcake!!!!
To read the interview with the Spork of Doom that accompanied said cupcake, go HERE.
You are all amazing. You are seriously like the multi-colored balloons to my house a la the movie, UP.
ETA: I forgot! If you want a signed copy of The Near Witch and were unable to come to one of the events, Books of Wonder in NYC now has a hefty stack of signed books. I heard they make good presents. But then again, I also heard that every time you buy a copy of NW, it rains narwhals and chocolate bars, so my sources might not be accurate…