I have a series of books that I'm co-writing with the fantabulous Faith King. The first book, Awakenings, was published last year and we were waiting on the second book to come out this year. Well, yesterday we got an email from our publisher, informing us that Awakenings is being retypsetted to a smaller font, the cover changed, and it's going to be re-released very, very soon, and then the second book, The Guardian Race, will be published within a few weeks of the first book.
This is excellent and exciting news because it means I'll have another book coming out soon, but it also hit me last night that this means that soon I'm going to need to jump back into getting-a-book-to-publication mode, and I just came out of that mode. I am now frantically racing to edit my most current manuscript, Rising (working title) so I can start writing its sequel, Rising2 (again working title). I'm going to see how much I can get written before my publisher releases the second book in our series.
Confused yet? I'm hardly following myself here. My brain is going in about a dozen writing/editing/publishing/blogging/whatamidoing directions at once. So instead of doing a writing blog this weekend, I'm going to have a contest for my latest book instead.
This is for a signed paperback copy of Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School).
"Write what you know."
Persephone "Sephie" Benson scoffs when her creative writing teacher throws that little gem out there. Maybe this advice would work for a professional skydiver or a baseball star or a ninja princess. It's not so great for a high school student who doesn't even know what to do with the rest of her life. Add in being the oldest of six girls, having Responsibilities with a capital R, and living in a town the size of a tick, and you've got a recipe for boring soup.
At least, that's what Sephie thinks until her senior year. Now, her grandfather is losing his house. One of her sisters plays a starring role in the local high school scandal. Even things with her best friend Joey aren't the same. As Sephie deals with the changes in her life, she finds that nothing is quite what she expects--and that sometimes, the most extraordinary life can be the one that seems the most ordinary.
Comment on this entry to let me know you want an entry. Rules are as follows:
1. Must be a follower of this blog.
2. Tweeting about the contest is an extra entry. (Kindly provide a link.)
3. Blogging about the contest is another extra entry. (Kindly provide a link.)
Contest will close on Wednesday morning at 10AM and I will announce the winner later on Wednesday.
In the meantime, I'm back to editing. Happy weekend to you all!