Friday, August 19, 2011

What's happening, Hot Stuff??

When do you think they'll churn out a remake of this??
Hello, my pretties! How is everyone?? I've had an entirely crazy month so far, working on my new book that takes place in Tokyo and writing some stories for Nat Geo, and let me tell you, they have the coolest editors EVER! 

I'm in a great mood not only because it's Friday, but because THE WHITE ASSASSIN, Book II in the Nightshade Chronicles got a nice review from Kirkus! Until they publish it next month, you can't see it unless you're a subscriber, but I was so shocked (and relieved). Sequels are really tough to write. My editor told me a sequel has to actually be more special than the first book. Wow, was she right! I never put much thought into that until I actually had to write one. I can't wait to dive into Book III, though I fear it might kill me! :) 

So, Hot Stuff?? What's happening with you? Anything good going on? Finish or start anything new? For those who attended, how was WriteOnCon???


16 comments:

  1. You are right, sequels are hard, just begun my first and it took ages to get it going!

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  2. Congratulations on the review!! Looking forward to the White Assassin!

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  3. Carole, they really have to be perfect. It can never be too easy of a story or solution! :)

    Thanks, Shelley!! I'm so anxious! :)

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  4. Wow, Hilary! I'm thrilled with your success. You're awesome! So much has gone on the last couple months. Sorry for my lack of support. It's amazing the changes life brings and how hard it can get. So you're writing for Nat Geo as well? How cool is that! I'm on pins and needles for White Assassin.

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  5. Jared, you are so nice! I have been lacking in the giving of support myself for like the last year! Life has gotten nuts! In a good way, but nuts! I keep trying!! :) How is the writing going?? I hope really, really good! :)

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  6. Wonderful job with the review! That must have been so cool! WriteOnCon was awesome and I finished the first draft of my first novel so I'm feeling pretty good :D

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  7. Jess, congrats on finishing a new one! :) It's such an accomplishment and relief!!

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  8. Congrats on the review, Hilary! Kirkus is so tough.

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  9. Congrats on the review!

    Finishing a wip here.

    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Thanks, Matt! I sighed with relief for about...ummm...five seconds! ;)

    Thanks, Medeia! Congrats on the WIP! I just finished one too! :):)

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  11. hi miss hilary! hooray for that good review! but i cant think how you could of worried bout it after reading my review. :) i went at some of that write on con and learned lots. now schools started back. ack! ugh! arrgh!
    ...hugs from lenny
    RATS RULE!

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  12. Lenny, I was worried about your review! You are the perfect age for my book, so you loving it was just about the most awesome thing EVER! If you are a kids writer and kids don't like your books--not good! ;) I'm so, so happy you liked the book! Good luck with school this year! My son started last week and UGH! was what he said too!

    BIG HUGS, LENNY!!!! :):)

    Hilary

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  13. I'm so happy for you! I look forward to reading The White Assassin. :)

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  14. Jennifer, you are too sweet! Thanks so much! :)

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  15. Congrats on the awesome review. Can't wait to get my ARC.

    WriteOnCon was awesome though it was hard working, going to the conference & getting my daughter to high school swim practice.

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  16. Natalie, ARC's coming very, very soon! WooHoo!

    I would have loved to attend, but I'm in the same boat as you! Too much going on! :(

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