Friday, December 12, 2008

A Busy Week Ends Well - Party Time!

I am writing this blog half to spite Brian Farrey, who is a way better blogger than I am, and half to share a general update from King headquarters. But first, let me thank you all for participating in the Merry Life and a Short One Contest! So far we have 57 entries and that, people, just plain ROCKS. How awesome are you? Dump trucks of awesome. Like BIG frickin dump trucks. So - yeah - here's my week in a nutshell: Last Saturday I went up to Moravian Book Shop and I saw/met Laurie Halse Anderson, who was exactly as awesome as I suspected she would be. (See above dump truck.) I have since finished CHAINS which I recommend highly because it was brilliant. (I also recommend her picture book Independent Dames, which my daughter has read DAILY since Sunday when I gave it to her.) After that, I had my first snow-drive of the season, which is always a fun thing. Wednesday, I arrived to my mailbox to find the February 2009 issue of Writer's Digest, and - uh - I'm in it. That was a surreal experience, to say the least! I knew something was coming, but I had no idea it was coming so soon! I have to give a shout out to Jordan Rosenfeld who wrote a really great article about D100D and my journey. And today, I finished writing IGNORE VERA DIETZ which is more of a relief than anything, because this year got pretty hectic and it felt like that book was never going to get written. So, now? I'm wearing my tiara and going to have a little me-party. If you haven't entered the Merry Life and a Short One Contest yet, you've still got a whole week to do it. Go on! Give us your best 10 words! And HUGE thanks to everyone who's participated or linked Dog Fact #9 on your blogs and sent MySpace bulletins and any other get-the-word-out things. I appreciate your support more than I can say!


Liviania said...

Nice tiara!

A.S. King said...

Thanks Liv! I only pull it out for very special occasions.