Thursday, June 27, 2013

ALL. THE. FEELS. (Part I)

Hi, Internet. HI.


There are some important questions we must address today. Why hasn't Amy blogged in a month (actually, this has nothing to do with today, so IT CAN WAIT)? Why the faux-calm and creepy smile? Why is she acting even more freakish than normal?!

Well, Internet. Let me tell you.

MY BOOK, FOR EVERY LIFE, HAS SOLD TO VIRGINIA DUNCAN OF GREENWILLOW/HARPERCOLLINS!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the PM announcement:



And PW Children's Bookshelf (it's my deal! And my face! My deal! My face!)



AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What exactly happened, you ask? (Please ask). WELL...

A lot, actually. So, this is going to be the first of two blog posts about ZE BOOK DEAL (I'm beaming at my computer screen like an idiot), which means...TWO POSTS CRAMMED WITH .GIFS. TWO GIVEAWAYS. TWO TIMES THE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!

Okay. Let's TALK.

Some of you might remember that for a while, I blogged constantly about FOR EVERY LIFE. And then I took like, a two month hiatus from blogging. What was happening? I revised. I felt good about this manuscript--I really did. I was so excited to start subbing it, and finally on February 25, the only acceptable Monday in the history of Mondays, my agent emailed me saying that my ickle-snugglykins baby manuscript was officially READY. She sent me the list of editors she was going to sub to, and basically I saw it and died.


And so I waited.


And then I waited some more.

And then there was still nothing and I was like, THEY HATE IT.


...Then it was the next day, and I had to get up and function like a normal human being, which was practically the definition of cosmic cruelty.


BUT THEN. I got an email from my agent saying that editors had requested the manuscript! And they were asking questions! And one of them wanted to know what my inspiration was! And I had to come up with something! Like, RTFN! There wasn't even time for fainting!

The next day, more editors asked for information about me (me! They wanted to know about me! Like I was interesting! And it was a snow day!), and my agent told me that she had given them my blog address. And I entered an obligatory panic attack because, hello, I don't inhibit my stupid on this blog.

So I sat around and bit my fingernails and ate my refrigerator.


And then it was Thursday. There I was, sitting in class, and...my phone started vibrating. But I figured it was the library calling again to ask where my overdue library books were (oops)...except then I got a text, and it was from my agent saying she had good news.

GOOD NEWS? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! I had to wait a whole FIFTEEN MINUTES to go to my independent study and call her back.


Here's basically how that conversation went:

Agent Emily: So Greenwillow! Book deal!

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Emily: Amy, breathe--

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Emily: DO YOU NEED A PAPER BAG

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I AM GOING TO BE AN AUTHOR! MY BOOK IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED BY MY DREAM PUBLISHER. GUYS.


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OKAY. Okay. I've abused enough exclamation points already, so let me tell you about the first giveaway. What do you get? TWO YA books of your choice and ONE copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers!

And come back on Saturday (at which time I will hopefully have calmed down) for the rest of the story and the second giveaway!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU ALL FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY EXCLAMATION POINTS! <3

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26 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Seriously, this is SO FREAKING EXCITING. I'm more of a lurker on your blog, and I follow you on Twitter, so I've been seeing your book updates, and then was like, 'Where did Amy go?'.

    BUT OMG.

    GIRL.

    HARPER.

    Congratulations, you totally deserve it!!! <3 <3

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  2. Oh my goodness, Amy!!! How exciting! So very happy for you and DEFINITELY approve of all the exclamations!!!!! Congrats!

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  3. WHOOOOOOO! Congrats, Amy! (AND NOW FELLOW IMPRINT/PUBLISHER MATE.)

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  4. AHHHHHHHHHH. It's always awesome to see this kind of news! love it. Congratulatios!

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  5. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CONGRATS AMY SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT I WILL ABUSE MY CAPS KEY AND IGNORE GRAMMAR RULES.

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  6. AHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHH AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! WOW! SUCH A BIG CONGRATS AMY! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR BOOK.

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  7. I'm so happy I discovered you! Your novel sounds SO amazing!

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  8. I'll scream with you!~ AHHHHHHHHHH!

    I'm so happy for you! Seriously, that is just gijujkkjnvjk AMAZING.

    A HUGE congrats!!!

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  9. WOW!!! That's absolutely amazing! Like astounding! Like, WOW!!! Congtratulations! As for books I'm excited about? Yours! :) And Cress by Marissa Meyer, the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles. I'm sure there's more that I can't think of. And thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  10. AHHHHHHHH!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Somebody posted about this on a teen writing Facebook page yesterday, and I was like, "Eep! I follow her blog!" I'm so excited to read your book, it sounds fantastic!

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  11. You should thank John for posting this on my timeline because I am so sold the moment I saw the word suicide, teen, and imaginary friend! Of course, I am truly excited on reading your book! BTW, congratulations! I have this feeling that your book could inspire a thousand readers! And you're just seventeen . . . I am jealous. :)

    Von
    Mr. Book Wonder

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  12. Congrats! So exciting!

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  13. SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOUUUUUUU!!!!! ALL THE HUGS!! ALL THE CUPCAKES!!

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  14. Well until this morning, I wasn't excited for any 2014 debuts, just sequels and stand-alones by already-published authors. But now I'm excited for yours! Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic !!! Cant wait to read yours.

    Also I am super excited for Alienated by Melissa Landers I cant wait to read that. It looks so amazing.

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  16. You've seen my flailing so many times over, but I'M GOING TO FLAIL AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AMY I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND PROUD OF YOU AND OHMIGOSH I'M BEAMING AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN LIKE AN IDIOT TOO!!!

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS AGAINNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO FREAKING EXCITING!!!!! Plus, you books actually sounds kickass and I can't wait to read it!!! And also, I love Emily <3 And you, obviously.

    As far as 2014 debuts go, I'm probably most excited for mine, because duh I feel like that's fair, but I'm damn excited for yours! And Chessie's! And my CP Maggie's! And Emery Lord's OPEN ROAD SUMMER! And Jaye Robin Brown's NO PLACE TO FALL! And gah WHY IS NOT 2014 YET?!

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  18. I am most excited for Into The Still Blue by veronica Rossi and Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd. But there are a ton more that I can't wait to real also! Congrats on the book deal!!! That is such exciting news!

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  19. AAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY *DIES*

    You deserve this so, so much, and I'm honestly the luckiest CP in the world to get to read such beautiful things. Everyone who's said they're excited for your book: YOU HAVE NO IDEA IT IS SO GOOD IAEREWAIRHTWGATKJRKHJRHKRES.

    But, yeah, I don't really know what I'm excited for, so I guess I'll have to say yours. Though I've already read it, I can't wait to hold it in my hands and smell the new book smell and know it's your book's new book smell and GAH. SO EXCITING. !!!!!!!! <3

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  20. Can't wait for The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings and yours.

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  21. Yay, congratulations! Your book's description sounds totally amazing. Will definitely be watching for it!

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  22. I only discovered you after someone's excited tweet about your book deal but your book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it! Debuts I'm excited for next year? Summer on the Short Bus, The Elite, your book and so much more!

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  23. Woo hoo, congrats!! That is wicked awesome!!! I loved your blog post, lol.

    I can't wait to read your book!

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    1. And I'm looking forward to Alienated by Melissa Landers in 2014 =)

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  24. I haven't checked out 2014 debuts yet, but I've got sequels already in mind. :D

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