Thursday, June 21, 2007

Take Your Best Shot

It's still early in the day here on the east coast. Go ahead and take your shot at winning your own copy of A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat.

What will I be doing on this exciting publication day? Well, in less than an hour and a half I will being tested on anything my sambumnim wants to test me on. Say, the seven different ways I'm supposed to know to disarm an assailant with a gun or the...ah...ah...maybe nine or ten ways I'm supposed to know to protect myself from an attack with a joon bong. And then you have the twenty-seven step-sparring techniques. And...ah...some other stuff.

And when I get home, I need to knock off a thousand words on The Durand Cousins. The last three or four days I've worked on that manuscript, I've managed to write a thousand words or better a day. Now, I know many writers won't get out of bed for a mere thousand words. But it's good for me.

My point is, by the time a book is actually published, a writer ought to have moved on to something else. This one ought to, anyway.

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Blogger Sheila said...

Congratulations on the publication date of A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat! And good luck with the testing. I've been through that, too, many times, and it never gets easier!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Mitali Perkins said...

Gail, many warm congratulations! It's an exciting day. Do something lavish and spoil yourself rotten.

9:39 AM  
Blogger gail said...

Well, I did a load of wash and took a shower. I'm thinking I might have a bowl of ice cream later.

11:56 AM  
Blogger TadMack said...

By the time a writer is published, they should be working on something else... those are words to live by!


2:11 PM  
Blogger Reading Fool said...

I hope it was a big bowl, complete with lots of hot fudge, nuts, and whipped cream. With, of course, a cherry on top! Happy publishing day!

(And I'm sorry I had to leave so abruptly the other day. But when your supervisor calls, you'd better run!)

7:11 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

It couldn't happen to a more delightful blogger, my congratulations as well. I'll be sure to look it up on my next trip Stateswards.

2:13 AM  

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