Monday, November 9, 2009

The good/The not-so-good

The good: I know for sure some kind librarians nominated FAR FROM YOU for the YALSA 2010 book lists (Best Books for Young Readers and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers) because they told me so. THANK YOU kind librarians!!!

The not-so-good: It didn't make either nomination list, which means it didn't get the necessary second from a committee member. I'm sad, but oh well. I'm thrilled so many awesome books are on the lists and many of my writerly friends have books nominated.

The good: The book I've been working on for the last 8 months, HOPE FOR NIMBUS, is done. For now. And I'm going to send it to my agent today!

The not-so-good: I wanted to be a lot further along on my new novel-in-verse than I am, and I'm so busy at work this month, I don't know that I'm going to have much energy to work on it during my off-hours. But, I guess I can only do what I can do.

The good: I was browsing the new S&S Children's Catalog for Spring 2010 and on the CHASING BROOKLYN page, it says, "12-copy mixed floor display (Includes 8 copies of CHASING BROOKLYN and 4 copies of I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME) for $159.88." A floor display will be available for my books!!

The not-so-good: Will any bookseller really buy one? I often see news like this and think the worst. What is up with that?

The good: Day off today!

The not-so-good: I have a to-do list the size of a foot-long sandwich. I better get to it.

Happy Monday all! And in case I don't get a chance to say it tomorrow, Happy Anniversary Sesame Street!!


  1. Sorry you didn't get the nod :-( You totally should have, in my opinion. I will say this again: I can't wait to get my hands on ''Chasing Brooklyn''! Hope all is well.

    Ruth ;-)

  2. P.S. Speaking of Sesame Street

  3. I love the way you focus on the good first--that's what really matters. The bad is just details. :)

    Also, any booksellers who don't order your display are missing out. Chasing Brooklyn's going to be big--I can feel it (without having read a word of it--that's how much I BELIEVE!) :)

  4. Yay for the book display. That is wonderful! The cover is so great, too, I think it will pull in the buyers and readers.

  5. A display??? That's awesome!!!!

    And yes! They'll buy it! Sheesh.

  6. I LOVE your books and am counting the days until the next!!!! I just gave your first to my pre-teen :-)

  7. YAY for finishing Nimbus and for floor displays!!!! Overall a very good day!

  8. A floor display??? That is awesome beyond belief!

    Can't wait to read your next.