So I just turned in the first full draft of my next book and I’m simultaneously relieved, ecstatic and terrified (because that means the next step is editing, and editing is hard because all the usual voices in my head telling me that I’m shit turn into real voices from real people, although the voices of editors are much more kind and are more like, “This is great, but have you ever considered using commas? Because most people find them quite nice.”
Regardless, the first giant hurdle is done and so it looks like the book will probably come out this year. Yay! And you should go buy the first one so you’ll better understand the second one, but I have to warn you that it’s confusing for most normal people so if you’re normal then maybe just read it in another language and then you’ll have a perfect reason to say why you don’t get it. It comes out in Polish in a few months and I just saw the cover and there’s a bear on it. And it’s a very nice bear and I was happy to approve it, but the weird thing is that I don’t actually remember a bear being in the book. So basically I’m confused about my own book. So now I know what other people feel like when they read me.
I’d put a picture here but I don’t know if I’m allowed to, so instead I’m going to put this gif of Hunter S. Thomcat and Ferris Mewler playing in an empty cardboard box.
Subtitles: “Come in here.” “No.” “Come in here.” “NO.” “GET THE SHIT IN HERE.”
Also, I have a ton of half-written posts that I never finished because I was distracted by procrastination and so now I’m going to try to write them all up, so you’re probably going to see a bunch of weird stuff that might make me seem more ADD and manic than usual, but it’s not a cry for help. It’s sort of weird that I have to clarify that.
But (yay!) I’m finished with the book I’ve been writing for the last two years (for a few seconds at least) and to celebrate (and to thank you for sticking with me even when I go kind of crazy) I’m going to give away a few autographed copies of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Just leave a comment and I’ll pick a few randomly. Or if you don’t want my book I’ll send you a gift card and you can buy Allie’s. It’s quite good. Or you can read this one. It’s made for kids but if you don’t read children’s or YA books you’re missing out on a lot of good shit. Just saying.