I’ve been busy with work lately so I haven’t had a chance to talk about all the exciting things happening on the book front:
1. I got to see the final cover for Above World.
The cover is gorgeous and I love it. LOVE IT. I look at it constantly. I printed it out and have a copy on the fridge and one in my moleskine for travel ogling. I can’t share it until Candlewick unveils their Spring 2012 catalog, so until then, I will have to love it enough for all of us.
2. I got to see the interior page design for the book.
The pages are beautiful. I love the design — it gave me chills. When I can show you some samples, I will. I hope you love them, too.
Yaaay!!! And so far, I am enjoying watching my seven-figure Amazon rank. Will it get better than 1.4 million? Only time will tell!
4. The book got an actual release date: February 14th, 2012.
That’s right, my book is coming out on Valentine’s Day next year! That’s a quantifiable, countable number of days away… not some nebulous future season. It’s an actual concrete moment in time, and we are inexorably moving toward it!
When you put all of this together, it adds up to this growing sense of excitement that makes me grin, giggle, and occasionally break into dance at odd moments of the day. I’m not sure what’s going to happen when I get first-pass pages or an actual ARC (Advance Reader Copy). I guess we’ll find out soon!