They are so beautiful.
Not kidding. My galleys came this week and I am just in love with them! Truthfully, when the editor called me and said the galleys were on their way I didn't really know what they were (being my first time pubbing and all) so I just tried to be really cool about it. But then they came and I ripped open the package and saw this:
Copies of what the pages are going to look like! I was positively giddy! I just wanted to hug them and kiss them and sleep with them under my pillow. I think I even giggled. My 5-year was giving me some weird looks wondering why the mail had me carrying on so.
But come on wouldn't you? Look-- there are real pages here!
Now I'm supposed to read over this super carefully and make sure there are no mistakes anywhere and then send it back. But I kinda wanna keep them. They're just so darn cool.
Considering how excited I am over the galleys I'm probably going to have to be pulled off the ceiling when I get the ARC.
And in a COMPLETELY UNRELATED topic, but one I just can’t let get by, what is everyone’s take on this whole Lauren Conrad thing? You all know that I LOVE her reality show, The Hills, but to give her a three-book deal?! What makes anyone think she can write? Not that I know personally. I mean, she could have five novels on her hard drive at home and just never have mentioned it. But c’mon, if she isn’t a writer why give her a deal? Will people really think she wrote the books? Or do people not even care. Don’t get me going on the ghostwriting stuff again…
Kristina, Miss Soon-to-Pub