Last week, I found out the official release date of The Clockwork Three.
I can now mark my calendar for October 1, 2010. And oh-my-goodness, that’s this year. I can measure the distance from here to there in months. I still can’t quite believe that this is all happening.
But something else happened last week to make it feel a lot more real. I received a batch of ARCs. My editor got some on Thursday and overnighted a box to me, which was very thoughtful and awesome of her. The publicity department at Scholastic feels that it’s too early to send them out into the wide, wide world, so I can’t show them to you just yet. But they look amazing. It was quite the moment when I picked one up and held it, my story an actual book. I think I might have even jumped up and down.
I also found out a little more about the marketing plan they’ve put together and I am so grateful and excited. Scholastic is really supporting the book. When I can share more of those details, I will. In the meantime, feel free to mark October 1st on your calendars, if you feel so inclined. I sure did.