3/25/2011

Change Is GOOD

Awesome Agent Holly called yesterday.

For the non-writer people, writer people tend to freak when they get phone calls from the 212 area code. Maybe because we've endured the querying stage, where a call from New York City could mean an offer of representation, or the submission stage, when you're waiting to hear if a publisher wants to buy your book.

Seeing that area code always makes me catch my breath. Yesterday's conversation went like this:

AAH: I have good news and bad news. 

ME: Awesome. (I try to be chill.) 

AAH: Egmont has decided to spec your cover. It will SHIMMER.

ME: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. (I'm rarely chill.) 

and then

ME: What's the bad news?

AAH: It's going to push your release date back. 

ME: That's bad news? That's AWESOME NEWS.

Shortly thereafter, we said our goodbyes, except I did it SO AWKWARDLY that I actually identified how awkward it was out loud as it was happening. 

Here's why this is awesome news. I was having some reeedonkulous anxiety about making my impending deadline for book two and also doing the things that need to be done to launch a book.  I suck at time management. Like WHOA.

Now I have three extra weeks! And a cover that SHIMMERS. I can't even ...

So, the NEW release date for HOURGLASS is: 

JUNE 14, 2011

This is why there was no two month countdown giveaway yesterday. Because it would have been a LIE. I am planning one for April 14th, and until then, I am embracing change. Just like Peter:


25 comments:

  1. I love the Brady Bunch.

    Oh, and congrats on your shimmeryness.

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  2. THAT'S AWESOME, MYRA!!! Shimmery covers are THE BEST!!

    Although, I'm crying inside that I have to wait three weeks longer to get my hands on HOURGLASS.

    *sniffles*

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  3. YAY! My preorder just got THAT MUCH COOLER! ;)

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  4. Thank you! And I love shimmer. Can I tell you how many times I've made out with the NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer cover? Lots of times.

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  5. Now I won't be able to get that Brady Bunch song out of my head. Thank you. ;-)

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  6. Wait, the super gorgeous cover is going to be shimmery!!!! Squeee!

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  7. Shimmer is awesome!!! Congratulations!!

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  8. Oooo, shimmery, sounds awesome! And totally worth the wait! This is good news. I'm so excited for you.

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  9. That's wonderful. I love shimmery covers. And I love the Brady Bunch singing. Very nostalgic.

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  10. Shimmer is worth a two month delay. Plus that's two more months of buzz-building. Woo-hoo! Congrats!

    Martina

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  11. Excellent. For your cover and your mental health. <3

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  12. Congrats on your shimmery cover and extended deadline! Hope you have a good weekend.

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  13. Eeeek! I love the shimmery cover news and if it's going to take a couple of extra weeks to get it oh well,,, I'll just have to wait longer to hold the precious in my hands and cuddle with it.. cannot wait to see! =D

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  14. YAY for Shimmer!
    NOT happy about having to wait longer for your book though!
    my birthday is june 15th though. So, I can pretend that it is my birthday present!! :)
    Good luck with time management though! :)

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  15. I've always worried about that. I'm not good with time at all. I'll probably be half way done with my second ms before I start querying for the first. I'm thrilled that yours is coming out in June; I will definitely be looking for it.

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  16. Wow, that's awesome! Glad everything's working out well :)

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  17. Okay, your cover is already cool enough as is, and the prospect of it sparkling is just a little too much for my small brain to handle this late on a Friday.. :P That's awesome! It will be worth the extra wait, I know!

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  18. Yeah. Your shimmery cover is going to be absolutely gorgeous. Non-shimmery is already beautiful!

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  19. I'm happy for your mental health. And I can't wait to pet the shimmery new cover when I get ahold of the book.

    I promise that last part wasn't supposed to sound as creepy as it possibly just did.

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  20. I love you guys for understanding. I was trying to explain to the husband what shimmery meant.

    Me: It'll be metallic-ish. And shiny. Like this. Or this. *holds out examples*

    Husband: .................... I don't get it.

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  21. Congrats, the shimmer is sooo worth the wait!!

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  22. I'm so sad we have to wait 3 more weeks! *dies* But I'm super excited for the shimmery goodness! Congrats!

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