Friday, November 14, 2008

I don't know yet.

*Note: I know this is getting annoying, so I'll try not to yammer on about the book umpty-frat times before it comes out, okay? This is the last one for a while.*

A lot of you nice sweet people have asked when the book will be available. The honest answer is that I don't know. The contract I signed gives the publisher up to one year to publish. However, the publisher has told me they hope to have it completed and available by May, 2009 in time for Book Expo America which is at the end of May. In New York. And they also mentioned they want me to be there. And maybe do something like a reading.

So. That made me go into the bathroom and hurl violently.

But okay. I still think I can do it. And think of all the cool people I'll get to meet.

We'll see.

Other of you nice sweet people have asked where you'll be able to buy the book. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and those other places like that will sell it online. I don't know if your local bookseller will have it because, let's face it, small press books often don't make the shelves of the local bookstore unless they do amazingly well. While it's nice to dream that it will do amazingly well, I'm not Barack Obama or that chick that wrote Twilight, and those are the books I saw on in the bookstore on Saturday.

Sure, I can probably convince my local bookshops to sell them. The whole "local author" thing is appealing, I guess. And likely, the place where the book is set (Eastern NC) will actually have the book available in the store.

I'm not holding my breath, either way. We'll just have to see how it does.


And, because this needs to be said:
1) No, I don't know anybody.
2) No, I can't you a book deal.
3) No, I didn't have to pay anybody to publish my book. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I don't believe there is. But I didn't.
4) Yes, your writing is much, much better than mine and I also can't understand why I got a book deal and you didn't.
5) Did you know being bitter gives you wrinkles?
6) No, I am not rich.
7) No, I'm not famous. Sincerely doubt I will ever be.
8) Yes, I am happy.
9) No, I probably won't give you and everyone you know free copies (depending on who we are talking to here...I won't give someone that randomly emails me for the first time on Wednesday free copies for her and her entire family. I will instead, delete her email and mock her here).
10) Yes, I'm writing the next one.


So there you have it. Another post about the book. I'll try to keep these to the minimum, but please know I am EXPLODING inside.

Happy Friday y'all!

29 comments:

Bunny said...

I am SO SO excited for you! I can't believe there are people out there that are so rude to you. I don't know why people who dislike you take the time to comment or email. Why go to that much trouble? But anyway, I love you, I think you're great and I'm so proud of you and I will buy your book with money and ask you for your autograph.

Lara said...

Do you mean THAT is why I'm getting wrinkles?

Are you sure?

Damn.

I'd comment on something else if I could, but I just can't get past the wrinkles.

velocibadgergirl said...

Can I just say, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT :D

I am so freaking proud of you, chickapoo.

Dawn~a~Bon said...

LMAO!!!!!

Doug said...

7) No, I'm not famous. Sincerely doubt I will ever be.
Well, you *are* a pretty big deal on the internet though. At least you're plenty important to us, your online fan base.

Stephanette said...

I can't wait to buy my copy. If I mail it to you will you sign it?

Rottie_mom said...

People need to stop being idiots. I couldn't be happier for you to get this book deal, 1 more author to add to my growing list of authors I "know" well maybe not know but know online LOL. So def will buy your book. Oh as Stephanette said will you sign my copy too???

Rachel said...

I am just so very happy for you!!!!

I am totally buying your book! I cannot believe someone that you've never emailed or anything would ask for a free copy of your book!

KrustyLynn said...

YAY!!

We just love you and are so excited about this!!

:)

julesofdenial said...

Congrats. Screw the haters. You rock.

Wenderina said...

Can't hear enough about it! Maybe you need to build a sidebar highlight to keep us all up to date! And if you're in NY, I'm definitely coming to the reading!

Emma in Canada said...

I don't think I could ever get annoyed reading about you publishing a book. You are too nice to be annoyed by or jealous of.

And I will consider you famous. But hopefully you will never be so famous that you drop me from your Christmas card list.

That's totally a hint.

Anonymous said...

Thrilled for you!






Debra at inhousetranscription at yahoo dot com

*Because I don't want to be anonymous and Blogger hates me. ;)

Gerbil said...

Woot. I am buying multiple copies and sending them to my friends who are missing out on the internets.

Suzy said...

Put the Followers widget on yur sidebar, see how many of us will buy it!! I'll start it..

Julie said...

Book Expo is VERY fun!!

Gwen said...

1. Congratulations! (Again, in public.)

2. while it's true that small press books aren't often picked up by the big retailers, they do get bought by libraries. Which is nice, right?

Karin's Korner said...

I am just so stinking proud of you! I can't wait until your book comes out and yes, I will be one of the first to buy it (after you tell me the title). I live here in Eastern NC so I am very much looking forward to it! And the thing about someone feeling sorry for Jason....please...he is a lucky man and he knows it.

J said...

so you might be coming to NYC?! tell us the date when you know for sure so the other fans and I can come meet you at your reading!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Are you freakin kidding me? If I got a book published, my next ump-teenth-billion posts would be about how awsome it was to get my book published. Bask damn it! You deserve it.

Meagan said...

Ugh. I guess now I can't post the comment I had prepared in my head, to wit:

OMG CHICK DO U NO SUM1 WHO MITE PUBLiSH MY BOOK B/C I THINK U CULD GET ME A GR8 BOOK DEAL I WILL PAY AS MUCH AS u DID EVEN THO MY WRITING IS BETTER THAN URS. U PROLLY CULD PAY ALOT THO B/C UR RICH & FAMUS. O WELL BUT I GUESS U CAN SEND ME SUM COPIES AND MY BFFS TOO.

Damn.

squishytushy said...

EXPLODE AWAY!!!

You deserve it!!!

(Oh... I meant that in a nice way.)

Nen said...

i'm sorry if you don't like being tagged... but this one i just did was funny... and i thought that you would tell some whoppers... so i thought it might be something you would enjoy (as would those who reads your blog)! if not, that's OK... just thought i would give it a shot! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

What an exciting time for you!

Angie said...

Yeah, I hurled my guts out too. . .but not because I'm nervous about you going to NY! : )

. . had the flu.

Can't wait to BUY my copy of your book!

Bethany said...

Some people are just stupid, ignore them. Listen to me instead!

I am so beyond thrilled for you. I have told everyone about your book being published (and nobody has asked for a free copy!).

I can't wait for you to come to NYC so I can unleash my stalking plan!

Bug-N-Bee said...

Very cool that your being published. My ex-husband wanted to know if it is fiction or non-fiction? and because of the post below this, which made me laugh and I told him about it, is it really based on that? I want to know if it'll be available as a Kindle download on Amazon?

Congratulations!!!

missjessa (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lisa said...

If you go on a book tour, and you come to Las Vegas, even though you will get to stay in a nice hotel, can I please take you to lunch or something?

Or at least come, wait in line to get my copy of The Book autographed and bring you a nice sandwich?

SJ said...

You have every reason to be exploding on the inside, you sold your book!

I'm so happy for you!