Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oh. My. Galleys.

Tip of the Day: If you haven’t yet, check out this rockin’ group of debut 2009 middle grade and young adult authors. In 2009 we’re doing the 12 months of Debsmas and giving away a big gift bag every month, each putting in something representative of our debut book. Guess what I’ll be giving away? :-)

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


Kate Fall said...

Tina, your pages are so beautiful!!

DeenaML said...

Yay real pages!!!

Emily Marshall said...

Yay for pages. And I have no idea what to think about the LC thing. I don't have a problem with celebrities writing books or having them ghostwritten. But fiction if far different than a celebrity memoir, even if it's based on her life. I'm really curious whose writing them, because I have no idea where she'll find the time amongst all her other careers.

Lisa Schroeder said...

The title page is SO lovely!!! It's fun to see those pages like that, isn't it? :)

Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

Oh, Goodie, Tina!!! Congratulations!