My new YA project
Though I haven’t seen the announcement myself, my new editor tells me that since it has run in Publisher’s Weekly, I am free to announce. So, here’s the scoop on my new YA. [Note: I don’t have clearance to talk about my upcoming adult project yet, but rest assured, it’s coming.]
And…suddenly I’m nervous.
[edit: I found the official announcement!]
The real scoop:
I’ve been working on this project forever. Like, since I signed on with Writer’s House, two and a half years ago. The fact that I haven’t been able to talk about the project in public has been KILLING me for some time, because I love this book. It’s like nothing I’ve ever written (at least, IMO), and I worked so. hard. on it before finally showing it to my agent.
I’m thrilled to be working with Wendy Loggia at Random House Delacorte. Among many others, Wendy has edited The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, and the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, and I’m sure my book is in great hands.
The Anathema manuscript is complete, and I’ve been sitting on news of the sale for a bit. (Some of you may have noticed my online excited squirming.) I think part of the reason this book means so much to me is that it went through so many incarnations before I finally hit on the right combination of characters, setting, plot, and theme. There were at least four previous versions of the first few chapters, which my CP (Rinda Elliott) was patient enough to read for me, right before she gently told me they weren’t good enough. (Okay, she didn’t say it like that, but I got the point, and was grateful for it.) The result of all that work is a book I’m very proud of, and I expect to be even more proud of by the time it is published.
I’m told it will be out in hardback sometime in 2015.
So, there you have it. That’s part of what I’ve been up to, between my other deadlines, travel, family, and the recent move to Oklahoma.
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