By Nichole Giles
In all the craziness of this week, I nearly, almost, possibly did, forget about writing this blog. Not that I could ever forget my faithful readers, mind you. After almost four years of never missing a Thursday, it's kind of hard to forget completely.
But lots has happened and I'm dying to share.This week, my coauthor Cindy and I (aka C.L. Beck and D.N. Giles) got a few happy emails. The first one was the proofs for our humor book. This was really good news to us because it means we're getting close to publication time. Just how close we had no idea. The proofs came on the last day of October, but we turned them in on Monday, along with pages of editing requests.
Then the very next day, we got another email with a few jpg attachments. OUR BOOK COVER! Along with the cover, we were given a kind of, sort of release date of early to mid-December, and told the book goes to press on November 16th. (That's this coming Monday.) Hooray!
Partway through the day, we got the happy news that our launch party has been scheduled for December 9th. Yes, that's right kids, we're talking less than a month away. One month to order bookmarks and posters and plan for all the fun things we want to do. Can you say eeekk? (But in a good, happy, excited way.)
Here's the information:
Launch Party for
Mormon Mishaps and Mischief, Hilarious Stories for Saints
by D.N. Giles and C.L. Beck
Barnes and Noble
University Crossings Plaza
330 East 1300 South, Orem, UT 84058
And on top of all that, I'm still trying to keep up with all my NaNo buddies with a current word count of 28,265. Yesterday, Darvell passed me up, but I don't intend to let him stay ahead for long!
Writing prompts for the week, borrowed from The Pocket Muse, Endless Inspiration by Monica Wood
1.What's the most you ever paid for something you didn't want? Write about why.
2. Write about your most unloved possession. How did you aquire this thing? Why did you think you needed it? How did it disappoint you?
3. Write about the day before the disaster.
Have a great week, kids. Put the launch party on your schedule, because I hope to see you there!