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.

6 comments:

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!

Mitali Perkins said...

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

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.

TadMack said...

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

Congratulations!

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!)

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.