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09 April 2008 @ 11:49 am

My editor at Del Rey sent a couple copies of THE QUEEN’S BASTARD ahead of the contracted author copies so that I could see them soonest. Oh my god. This is a beautiful, beautiful, *beautiful* book. Ted, in awe, said, “This is *hot*,” and it *is*. I cannot *wait* for this to go on the shelves so people can get it, because oh my GOD it’s gorgeous. I ran around the house shrieking and doing the beauty queen thing and being all tearful. It’s *so* pretty.

And it’s the mark of a couple pretty freaking significant landmark for me. First, it’s my first non-Harlequin book. Second, it’s my TENTH FREAKING NOVEL! ZOH. MY. GOD.

And third, I now have one million words in print.

Not too damned bad for somebody whose first book came out in June 2005, eh?

*beams like a frakking fool*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on April 9th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
I seriously do not understand the trend for bigger and bigger and bigger books. Especially when evidence suggests they are not actually giving you more story for the increase.

Though, yay for mizkit!!! :)
kitmizkit on April 9th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
Well, all the houses seem to have slightly different sized trade paperbacks. Luna's are a bit shorter than most. And, um, well, TQB has 15K more words of story than the Old Ra^H^H^H^HNegotiator books do...! :)
allaboutm_e: Morganaallaboutm_e on April 9th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
Part of the reason -- aging readers. Seriously. Text size matters.