Friday, November 5, 2010

Top 5 Things We Learned This Week

5. NaNo isn't for the faint of heart. AND there are two of us! Bravo to you solitary NaNo-ers out there. We thought 2,000 words every other day was hard. We can't imagine not being able to ship off our nonsense with a "fix this" message. Thank God for writing partners.

4. We LOVE the new Senior Editor at Sourcebooks, Leah Hultenschmidt. Love. Love. Love. Total raging girl crush. You'll understand completely when you see some of the stuff we've got cooking for THE LIAR SOCIETY. It's genius. GENIUS! Even better, she blogs!!! Commence cyberstalking immediately.

3. Know who else we love? Leila Sales. Not only is she chatting live with her rockstar agent, Stephen Barbara and fielding all your nosy questions about her debut novel MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS, she's also giving away a signed copy and a killer "mix CD that has nothing to do with my book. It's just that the only thing I am capable of providing, other than books, are mix CDs." Awesome. If you participate in the chat and leave a comment on the WriteOnCon blog post, you're automatically entered to win! We'll announce the lucky winner LIVE on November 15th immediately following the 9 EST chat. Be there.

2. And we've finally figured out who we want to be when we grow up. Read this post and you'll understand completely. I mean, don't we all want to be able to tell the story of how we went from slinging burritos and stalking female basketball stars to New York Times Bestselling authors?


1. Turns out fun size Snickers really do satisfy you. Particularly when you eat 7 of them in one sitting. Now that's fun.

Have a fab weekend everyone! As always, we'll be back next week with more nonsense.

P.S.
Be sure to stop by and congratulate our phenomenal agent sister, Katy Longshore, on the sale of her debut novel GILT, the story of teenage Queen, Catherine Howard, told in a vibrant and contemporary voice, the first in a series of novels set in the court of Henry V111 (And yes, it has been brought to our attention by copy editor extraordinaire, Matthew Rush, that it should read Henry XVIII, but Katy had it this way on her blog and it's kind of grown on us. It reminds me of VH1 and that makes me happy. Speaking of VHI, does that channel even exist anymore? What the hell happened to VHI and why haven't I watched it since 2004?), to Kendra Levin at Viking Children's, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2012.

Selfishly we're just really excited that she's getting published so we can read it! Congrats Katy!!!!

18 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Fun-size candy is really the way to go. Leaves the same taste, yet a sense of exercise with all that ripping into each piece, tossing the wrapper to the floor, extra chewing... I vote for calling it a workout!

Jill Hathaway said...

Ooooh, Katy's series sounds awesome! Can't wait!

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, too much good stuff going on here. I now have three new tabs open just for this one post.

... but who's Henry V111? The hundred and eleventh Henry V.?

Jemi Fraser said...

Lots of good stuff! Off I go to check out the links. Enjoy the weekend ladies! :)

Samantha Vérant said...

You stalk female basketball stars? What? Did I read that right? And congrats to Katy. Auction! Nice!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I hear you about the NaNo thing. I'm failing at it all ready. Seriously, who's dumb idea was it to schedule professional days during November? I can't write if my kids are at home. And having a vomiting child doesn't help either. Especially when I finally sat down to write, and she cames in my room (after having a good day) and spews all over my office/bedroom floor. Oh, well, I was dealing with writer's block anyway. At least I found something worse than that. ;)

*rushes off to check out linkies while munching on snack-sized Snickers for breakfast*

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

So many new peeps to cyber stalk! Congrats Katy.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Snickers? Ew.

Reese's pb cups kick your Snicker's ass.

Also, snicker is one of those words like glared and nodded that I hate to see in a book.

Glad to hear you have cool things coming our way!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

lots of great news and links! Thanks gals!- Don't eat too many snickers while chomping away at NaNo!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh I love Snickers! It's been awhile since I had any.

Krispy said...

I've been consuming a lot of Snickers lately too (this is on top of the peanut butter cups, yikes). I love fun-sized candy bars!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

So many new peeps to cyber stalk! Congrats Katy.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Um, yeah, I can eat, like, 10 mini Snickers in a row. And not get sick. What does that say about me?!?

I pre-ordered your book, too!!!!!! Cannot wait!!!

Katy Longshore said...

Thanks, Lisa and Laura! I came over to cyberstalk you for my blog and look what I find! And thanks to everyone else, too. I'm still a bit stunned...

And honestly, I'm with Matthew Rush on this one. It showed up on Publishers Marketplace as Henry XV111 (I think it has to be written that way for some reason?) and just keeps repeating itself, much to my chagrin. I think I was probably a copy editor in a former life...

Marsha Sigman said...

Fun-Size is the only way to go! You can totally fool yourself into believing you are not consuming that many calories. I mean...they are so tiny! Surely it would take at least 20 to add up to an actual full size bar.

I have told myself this for a week. My ass says otherwise.

Elana Johnson said...

Oooh, a blog! Too bad the stupid firewall at work won't let me go there.

YES to fun size candy bars. And book deals. And Leila Sales. Y-E-S.

Slamdunk said...

Fun stuff.

The kids can usually sneak 3 or 4 snickers before I catch them, but they are getting better...

Ishta Mercurio said...

7 fun-size Snickers in one sitting - you are making me drool! Stop it.

Congrats on NaNo-ing. I'm going solo - I'll look for you and cheer you on.