Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Please Dream

Oh shoot, it's Wednesday, which means I'm a day late to being a once-a-week-blogger. Sorry about that. I have good excuses. For one, this pool has been taking up a lot of time, lately. It's my community pool. It opens this weekend. Isn't it pretty? That's Lane 3, where I spend a good amount of time every summer, dreaming up books.
And I finished my galleys on PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ this week, and started my first edits of EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS (which is partly set at the pool), so that's good. The machine is in motion. I've also been busy preparing to go to the Backspace Writers Conference this weekend, where I'll be talking about the YA voice with Randy Susan Meyers and Barb Ferrer, and talking to some amazing industry pros about the details of sales departments, book selling and PR and publicity. Can't wait!

But here's the picture I want to share with you most of all. This is @aaron007 's twitpic, but it made my day so much, I had to post it here to show you what can happen if you follow a dream. (@aaron007, I hope that's cool.) See those fang smiley faces? Those are thanks to my friend Heather Brewer. See those steps? Those are the steps to BOOK EXPO 2010. I'm sorry, but if ever anything I dreamed up in my head is plastered that big anywhere, let alone the steps to BEA, please pinch me.

As far as I'm concerned, this picture screams, "Please Dream." Go Heather! Go Vlad!


Heather Brewer said...

"Please dream", indeed, my friend. This picture shows that anything is possible with determination, hard work, and refusal to back down when the world tells you no.

Dreams do come true.

I'm gonna go cry at my stairs now. :)

JKB said...

This is fabulous.

And YA:AAAA:AAAY! on finishing Vera!

\o/ my buddy!

Unknown said...

When I first saw this picture I thought it had to be Photoshopped. I thought, to get the stairs at BEA? No one's book is that big.

It's real. Heather's books ARE that big.

Congratulations Heather! And Vlad! And readers!

JETaylor said...

OMG - wow - chills and Heather Congratulations!

BTW - being the sap that I am - this post and picture did make be get a wee bit teary eyed.

Yay Vlad!

Corry said...

Wow! That is so cool, Heather! Congrats! And yay for the upcoming A.S. King books :)

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

I saw it yesterday! It took me a second, "Wait, that's, that's that's VLAD!!!!" I was tickled blood red for Heather. :)

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Oh, *Heather*. That is just *made* of awesome!

Elizabeth Letts said...

That is just amazing! Go Heather!

Georgie said...

Work it, Heather Doll! Love you much. (But hey, you already knew that didn't you?)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! Can't wait for the upcoming books!
And loved your post on Rochester! Way to go!