So first, the big news: THE IRON WOOD has sold in Israel!! My mind is just boggling. The idea that my little book has not just found one publisher, but also found homes overseas, and is now going to be published in an entirely different alphabet? No way to process that!
This week I’ve been getting more into revisions on THE IRON WOOD, which is actually… FUN. (I had to wait a second to see if the universe imploded after I said that. No? Okay.) Normally I hate revising, usually because I can’t tell if I’m helping or harming my manuscript. I have to say that working with my editor is awesome. He has such wonderful suggestions that I can actually see the book getting better, bit by bit. I’m not saying revisions are going to be awesome and fun forever, because we’re only just getting started, but for now I’m definitely enjoying it.
And finally, this: I signed my U.S. publishing contract today! Today has been a fantastic day, for a variety of reasons, not all of which I can share yet. But signing my contract was definitely one of the highlights of the week. It’s just squiggling a pen on some paper, when you come right down to it, but for the first time, it’s all starting to feel a little like it’s real.(But only a very little.)
I totally had a dream last night where I received the ARCs for my book. But–get this–they had the blank white TBA covers on them! I mean, come on, subconscious! At least summon up an awesome cover for me to drool over. Gipped!
That’s all I’ve got for you today, as my brain is too busy dancing a jig to come up with anything else. What’re you all up to this weekend? Anything good?