Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Day in the Life of a New Novel


The UPS man brought me a special present the other day, courtesy of the fabulously sweet Danielle Poiesz at Pocket Books:

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of Allison Pang's A Brush of Darkness!!

Yes, there was much rejoicing. And tweeting of my good fortune.

For those who don't know, an ARC is an early version of a book, the publisher makes it up to send out to reviewers and so forth. It looks very close to the final product, but has yet to go through a couple more QA passes. ARCs are like teenagers, stepping out into the world, trying things out.

It's a very exciting time.

So, I thought you might like to see what a day in the life of a new novel is like.



A nice start to the day, with toast and coffee.












Some time enjoying the fall flowers in the garden.














A cruise in the convertible is always fun on a gorgeous day.










After all that excitement, an afternoon nap. Isabel makes fine company.














Refreshed for a night on the town, happy hour with a lovely chardonnay and some taquitos. (Our novel is over 21 now - it's okay.)








Taking in the historic sights of Santa Fe.








And dinner at the Cowgirl.














Finally, a bit of sexy time and sleep.







Goodnight, sweet novel - tomorrow will be another exciting day!


(Thanks to David, my mom and Dave for assisting in Brush of Darkness's night on the town!)

13 comments:

  1. LOL, dang! Allison's novel does more than I do! And rode in a convertible. (That nearly killed me, btw)

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  2. Well, Danica, these young novels have a lot of spunk and energy.

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  3. LOL! This is great. And what a great cover. Major congrats to Allison!

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  4. Bwahahaha!

    *Now* we know how Abby shredded her fishnets.

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  5. lol, Love that you obviously had fun with your camera and the novel. Are you tuckered out?

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  6. Now it just needs to go sailing, Marcella!

    And excellent point, KAK - mystery solved!

    Yes, Chudney, I definitely amused myself no end and of course you can come along Kelly!

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  7. Allison's book had a one night stand already? That slutty book!

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  8. She's not slutty, Katie, just a young and free spirit enjoying all the pleasures life has to offer. ;-)

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  9. *snickers* The book has dubious moral standards. Let's just leave it at that...

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