I have some news… I’ve mentioned it in passing on Twitter, but I’ve signed the contracts now so it’s official: I’ll be writing an essay for a Smart Pop anthology coming this Fall! I’m very excited to contribute to this project as I’m loving The Vampire Diaries TV show.
I didn’t read the books the first time around – I don’t think they made much of a splash this side of the pond back in the day, although I’ve now got the first couple to try. It’ll be interesting to compare them to the program, but the anthology itself is very much about the TV version. I remember not being massively impressed by the pilot, but am so glad I stuck with it because it totally rocks now! It’s a lot of fun and, honestly, who can resist the wickedly gorgeous Damon? 😉 My essay will be written in the form of diary entries (at least, I’ll give it a try!), and is about the storytelling device of journals within The Vampire Diaries and other shows/stories, something I am particularly interested in. *bounces excitedly*
Other stuff… Um… I am busy putting the finishing touches to Beautiful Ghosts for Agent M. I really, really hope we can send this one out on submission soon. This sounds sort of over-the-top, but if I ever see this book on shelves one day I think I will explode with happiness. Heh. I ♥ Moth. Is it wrong to love my own character so much?
Oh, and the winner of my giveaway for the UK editions of INCARCERON and SAPPHIQUE is:
~ * ~ Firewolf!! ~ * ~
Congratulations! I will contact you shortly to organise sending your prizes. And thanks, everyone, for entering. 🙂
Here are some cool links I have to share:
Nathan Bransford on why You Can’t Make Something a Phenomenon — To be sure, marketing helps a book’s popularity, and a publisher can work wonders when they bring all of their resources to bear to give a book a boost. But that just gives a book a shot. What happens from there depends on the book itself and whether it catches fire with its readers. Such a good post and I couldn’t agree more.
Sherwood Smith asks if people actually follow up on somebody after reading a sig appended at the end of a poster’s/commenter’s name? — this is something I’ve thought about myself, and I wish I’d seen her post sooner. There are tons of great comments and a really interesting discussion there.
Jane Friedman discusses the increasingly asked question posed by aspiring authors: Should You Hire a Professional Editor? — good comments on this one, too.
Angie from Angieville On Angels, the Prettiness/Fickleness Thereof — angels are the Current Big Thing according to some industry peeps. Pretty book covers, ftw! And really, you should be reading Angie’s blog ALL THE TIME for it is made of awesome.
Lilith Saintcrow totally inspired me with her latest post at the Deadline Dames, Do That Thing. No one says it quite like Lili.
Check out Victoria Schwab’s blog all this week as she has interviews with cool people like… Myra McEntire, Tessa Gratton and… um… me! *g* (Mine’s up on Friday.)
Justine Larbalestier on Teenagers and Reading — LOVE this.
The fabulous Nova Ren Suma on The Writing Part of Being a Writer — yes! This is what it’s all about.