Okay, so I have no idea how to follow up a post like Monday's, except to say thank you again to all of you for being BFOB's. (Bestest Friends of the Blog).
Maybe it would be best to answer some of the more frequent questions I've been getting about this whole publication thingee.
When will the first book come out?
It's slated for Winter 2012, which means anytime from January to March 2012.
Isn't that, like, a frakkin' long time?
I know 15 months seems really long, but it's actually pretty fast for the publishing world. My editor has even hinted that they are extending a couple of my deadlines so I can make it in time.
Who's your editor?
Her name's Kristin Daly, and she's with Balzer and Bray. She's the one who read the manuscript, and got the ball rolling. We already get along great. We both love Diet Coke. We both love soup. We could talk or not talk all day long.
Do you get to design your cover?
Of course. Right now, Sam's on the cover, wearing biker shorts, no shirt, and a cape.
Just kidding. Fortunately for everyone, I will not be designing the cover. Authors rarely have any say about the cover.
Is there going to be more than one book?
Yes. It's a trilogy.
What's up with everything being a trilogy these days?
I don't know. One more would make it a saga, and I don't want a saga. One less would be a companion, and I don't want a companion.*
*The above statement doesn't make sense. Don't waste time on it.
How come Jeni got to read the entire first chapter?
Because Jeni was in my workshop group at WIFYR last summer. Everyone there was forced to read the first 20 pages.
Are you going to get a "real" website now?
What? This isn't a real website? Ha ha. Yes, I have a ".com" website. You can check it out now. Just go to your browser and type in www.brodiashton.com.
Do you really think you're being funny?
Because I think you wouldn't know funny if it bit you in the bum.
Hey, question-maker. That's not even a question.
Fine. You wouldn't know funny if it broke your arm?
You know what, question-maker? Just putting a "?" at the end of a sentence doesn't make it a question.
Are you sure about that.
Okay, now you're just leaving off the question mark.
Argh. Can we be please just get back on track?
Okay. Where are you going to be tomorrow night at 6:00?
Thank you! Excellent question. I'm going to be at The King's English for Matt Kirby's book launch of THE CLOCKWORK THREE. Everyone is invited! Will I see you there, question-maker?
I'll either be there, or I'll be toilet-papering your house while you're away?
Suck it, question-maker.
Feel free to add to the questions in the comments. And anyone going to The King's English tomorrow night? Let me know so we can say 'hi'!