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    Hahah! Lily, I know that particular "eep!" well.

    Next you get to freak out about reviews.
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    Eep.


    My editor asked me if I knew any mystery writers whom I could beg to blurb. Alas, I know UF, fantasy, and YA writers. I did suggest trying to contact J0hn D0minic Cr0ss@n. After, all, what 74yo ex-priest radical theologian NF author *wouldn't* want to blurb a beach read about pr0n pictures, stalkers, and a repressed ex-nun?

    She told me she was glad she'd put down her soda before reading that email.
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    Lily, is that the Force of Habit title you're talking about?

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    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Eep.


    My editor asked me if I knew any mystery writers whom I could beg to blurb. Alas, I know UF, fantasy, and YA writers. I did suggest trying to contact J0hn D0minic Cr0ss@n. After, all, what 74yo ex-priest radical theologian NF author *wouldn't* want to blurb a beach read about pr0n pictures, stalkers, and a repressed ex-nun?

    She told me she was glad she'd put down her soda before reading that email.
    Go for broke and list the big ones. For my blurbs I sent in a list of the top middle grade writers and then let my editor and agent make a decision. We'll see if any of the writers agree.

    Here's some lists of some bloggers' top 2009 mystery picks.

    http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.co...ery-lists.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Prelim word is that my title may have to go. There's another book out there (a decade old, but...) with the same title. Oh, well. I always knew it was a possibility. We'll see what the legal types have to say.


    ETA: A fellow MIer just emailed to say our editor gave her my book to blurb. But she says she's really enjoying it. Eep.
    okay, Lily, you are bursting another bubble of mine. I always thought books were sent out to get blurbs after revisions were done -- is that not true?

    And that stinks about your title -- hope it's not true!

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    Ooh, thanks, Melia! My editor also said she's going out this weekend to scout bookstores for potential blurbers.

    Phoenix, I've already done 2 rounds of revisions. Cut 9750-ish words. It heads to the copyeditor next.

    I like my title a lot, but I'm not married to it. If it has to change, it has to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Ooh, thanks, Melia! My editor also said she's going out this weekend to scout bookstores for potential blurbers.

    Phoenix, I've already done 2 rounds of revisions. Cut 9750-ish words.
    Um, wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Ooh, thanks, Melia! My editor also said she's going out this weekend to scout bookstores for potential blurbers.
    Your editor doesn't have any mystery authors that could blurb you? My blurbs came from ones I hunted down myself, but marketing wanted one in particular so my editor got that one for me.

    What about your agent? Does he have any clients that could blurb a mystery?
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    Oooh! Came home to find an e-mail from The Editor: Devil is going to be on a special display in B&N stores for their July fantasies (along with another book y'all might have heard of, RED HOT FURY)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irysangel View Post
    Your editor doesn't have any mystery authors that could blurb you? My blurbs came from ones I hunted down myself, but marketing wanted one in particular so my editor got that one for me.

    What about your agent? Does he have any clients that could blurb a mystery?
    THe editor already gave it to one of her other authors, and my agent said he has a list and will get together with the editor. So I'm feeling all cocooned in attention right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Prelim word is that my title may have to go. There's another book out there (a decade old, but...) with the same title. Oh, well. I always knew it was a possibility. We'll see what the legal types have to say.
    Bummer on the title. I really like your current one, but I'm sure you can think of something even more awesome if you do have to change it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tasmin21 View Post
    Oooh! Came home to find an e-mail from The Editor: Devil is going to be on a special display in B&N stores for their July fantasies (along with another book y'all might have heard of, RED HOT FURY)
    How cool is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    THe editor already gave it to one of her other authors, and my agent said he has a list and will get together with the editor. So I'm feeling all cocooned in attention right now.
    How exciting!!!!

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    Tas, how awesome!!! There's a really big Barnes and Noble not too far from me (in Santa Monica) -- I will be looking for that!

    My morning was just nuts with pre-release book stuff. I didn't even get to my lovely agent's notes on the revised partial until this afternoon. I'm not even working and I don't have time to do all this stuff! Madness, I tell you. Madness.
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    Um, still no contract, but I just got lovely draft cover copy....

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    No contract here, either. The Agent says they're coming. Glaciers are timed with a stop-watch compared to the world of publishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasmin21 View Post
    Oooh! Came home to find an e-mail from The Editor: Devil is going to be on a special display in B&N stores for their July fantasies (along with another book y'all might have heard of, RED HOT FURY)
    Oh, very cool! A book dump! They wuvz you.
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    Wow, congrats all!

    I can finally announce my fun news...my book's audio rights sold! Blackstone Audio will be making the audio version. I have a feeling this entire process will be just as bizarre as the publication process!



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    Yay erinbee! How exciting!

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    Yay Erin!
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    Woo-hoo, erin!

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    Nice, erin. You go! My e-pub is negotiating such a deal, and it is a big deal.

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    Awesome, Erin! Do you know who is going to read it yet?
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    Yay Erin!!!!!! That's soooooooooo cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinbee View Post
    Wow, congrats all!

    I can finally announce my fun news...my book's audio rights sold! Blackstone Audio will be making the audio version. I have a feeling this entire process will be just as bizarre as the publication process!

    Congrats!!!

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    Yay, erin and Tas!


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