Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Early Mini-Happy Dance

I'm doing an early mini-happy dance because I've got only 2 more chapters left to write for Book 4. I'm on track to get this book done early enough that I can actually get a couple edits done before handing it in to my editor ON TIME. Meeting my deadline is something that is very important to me on a professional and personal level.

I needed an extension in order to complete Dawnbreaker due to losing a chunk of my work in a hard drive meltdown. It was all very traumatic and I am eternally grateful to my editor and my agent for keeping me sane during that horrible event. It wasn't pretty at all. I think I've been scarred for life.

But, back to Book 4. I am very happy with its progress. I think it could be the best one I've written so far... or at least it will be once I'm done with the edits. There's a lot of emotional turmoil in this one along with some personal secrets revealed. I think it will be a nice switch in tone from Dawnbreaker as well. At the end of Dawnbreaker, I was very concerned by a direction that one character was headed. At the end of Book 4 (which still needs a freaking title -- stop by my discussion board and submit yout ideas), I was very pleased by another character's growth.

Meanwhile, I am happy to report that I heard from my publisher and it sounds like they are going to be able to dig up a couple more advanced copies of Dayhunter. With any luck, they will be arriving this week and I will ship them out again as soon as I possibly can. I'll keep you updated.

Finally, because my brother thinks I should post this because it's absolutely hilarous (and he's right, but don't tell him I said so). If you've never seen Mythbusters, it's a show that uses science to look into various myths and urban legends. It a pretty good show, particularly since they are really good at blowing stuff up. Here is just a quick little clip that's silly.

See, everyone needs a little silly in their day! Have a great night!


Jessica said...

Wow! That sounds so exciting! And here I am just anxiously waiting for Dayhunter! There's still Dawnbreaker and now Book 4 to be able to enjoy!!

Do you know how many extra copies of Dayhunter you get?? Cause I sent you an email with my blog on books to you. I was the unprofessional one, but willing to take a stab at it with an acutal ARC!! ;)

Just keep me in mind if you can! ;)

Jocelynn said...

Jessica, I'm so glad you're excited about Dayhunter. I can't wait for its release.

I'm probably getting about 4, but I won't know for sure until they show up. It's not enough to cover everyone that requested one, but I'm still going to give out some of my free copies to the reviewers that requested them.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Jocelynn,

Your brother is right, extreme hilarity going on!!

I can't wait for the release of Dayhunter and Dawnbreaker, and I'm looking forward to your anthology with Kim Harrison as well. I can't believe you're that close on the completion of Book 4!! You Rock!!

Dottie :)

Candace said...

WOOHOO I loe Mythbusters! Kari and Grant came to my school once- they showed us the most awesome blooper reel.

And hooray for only 2 chapters left! But even better than that...32 days and counting until Dayhunter!

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