I have a pub date. In the biz that means, publication date, which means my book is really, really going to happen. In less than a year from now my book baby will be born into the world. The other cool thing about my pub date is that it’s the birthday of one of my BFF’s from high school, Jordan, who is a wild and crazy Leo gal herself. And I have an official title too–COUNTING BACKWARDS. The cover is still being tweaked, but I absolutely love it. Look for it in the coming weeks.
To celebrate, I’ve compiled a few fun facts about my book:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Date of sale: October 2009
Number of rewrites before sale: 4
Number of rewrites since sale: 4
Number of (type-written) pages originally: 285
Number of (type-written) pages now: 234
Number of working titles: 7 (FAST CAR, IF EYES HAD NO TEARS, DEEP DOWN, MAP OF MYSELF, COUNTING BACKWARDS)
Number of “the”s in my manuscript: 3,098
Number of beta readers: 7
Number of days till release: 360
I can hardly wait!!!