Friday, April 20, 2007
Proud to be a spaz!
I can't play it cool. I am not cool. So. . .
It came today! It came today!
My book is a real book!!!!!!!
And here it is!!!!
There may come a day, many years in the future, when a book of my own, arriving in my hands for the first time as a real book, will not make my heart race. But I sincerely doubt it. I still remember the random scene from Back to the Future when the dad was an author and a box of new books arrived from his publisher; that's about all I remember -- I thought: how cool.
I guess maybe I'm a novice and a dork, but so be it. Last week when I found out about the ALA nomination, I happily sent congratulations to the 4 or 5 of my new Myspace friends (only one of whom I have ever met in person) who are also nominated. I got a few pleasant replies, a few nothings, and one genial sort of pat on the head to the effect of, it's so cute that you think this is such a big deal. heh heh! wait til you have a few more books out. there are a million different lists. . . That sort of thing. It was kindly meant, and kindly received but still, I say: "Whatever." I AM excited that librarians have read my book and liked it. HUGELY excited! AND I'm really excited to hold my book for the first time and see the shiny foil letters, and flip through it and see Jim's illustrations looking all lovely and crisp on the nice paper, and where the fancy fonts were used, and all that stuff. Wheeeeee!
My new hope is that some day, somewhere, I will randomly see someone reading it, in a cafe or on the bus or something. THAT would be awesome.
P.S. The book won't actually be in stores until June. Drat.
Here are some sneak peeks:
Posted by Laini Taylor at 1:10 PM