Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy happy day...

I've been spending a lot of time alone, writing and rewriting
and fine tuning the novel I'm currently working on.

However, there are days that make it all worthwhile. For me, this is one of them.

The Silver Compass has been delivered and accepted and put into production with copy editing. For about an hour, I felt like this...



But that quickly changed,
and then I found myself feeling like this...





... taking a few minutes to daydream about holding the book itself (voila!) which will be out April 1, 2008.

Now I'm off to prepare (picture me bracing here) for upwards of 250 kids tonight as Halloween descends on my neighborhood. No joke, last year we got 287 kids!

19 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations Holly! That's awesome news...you must be so pleased!

Have fun tonight!
Karen

Ramona said...

I love the cover for your new novel. I'm new to your blog so hadn't seen it before. Very nice. I marked April 1 on my calendar!!

Travis Erwin said...

wow that is a lot of trick or treaters and congrats on the novel. Can't wait to read it.

Maprilynne said...

Over 250?!?!?! You are way (way,way,way) braver than I am!

Zany Mom said...

You count? I'm hiding tonight. Dad's taking kids out, I'm picking up the dog from the vet. I just hope the RV doesn't get egged...

wordman17 said...

This is a best example I can think of that explains why I love living on the 18th floor of an apt building! No halloweeners come knocking!

Wendy Roberts said...

We get about 150 and I thought that was a lot! My lil monsters are already high on sugar lol!

ORION said...

Let me see we got...zero?
Hard to walk down the dock in costume and not get pushed in the water.
ZOMBIE!!!!EEEK!!!!
WE do however buy halloween candy um er just in case...urp.

Therese said...

Hurray, Holly! You must now (Thursday morning) be relieved to have survived it all. :)

We had a Halloween street party where I confess I had more beer than chocolate...but not too much of that either: I'm now at about seven weeks to deadline, so it's back to work for me.

Congratulations on having another novel gone to press. Good job!

Larramie said...

Congratulations, Holly. That news might have been your best Halloween treat...ever! :o)

April 1st is only five months away...YAY!!!

LadyBronco said...

I just love that cover!

We had no kids stop by last night for candy - it was too cold. :0(

kyla-dale said...

What great news! I can't wait to read The Silver Compass.

Adam said...

I will make sure to add
your upcoming novel to my
list of things to buy for my
wife on her birthday (whcih happens to be April 17th!!!)

maryanne d said...

Congrats Holly!
This is such good news.
I loved your first two novels :--)

The Anti-Wife said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Holly Kennedy said...

Karen -- so nice of you to pop by! How is everyone in Winnipeg?

Ramona -- Thanks for your support :)

Travis -- Yup, it is always an interesting Halloween at my house. We actually got 249 kids this year, down 30 from last year

Holly Kennedy said...

Maprilynne -- I had help, thank heavens. However, our front door pretty much stays 'propped open' on Halloween, it's so busy.

Zany Mom -- With that many kids, yes, we count! That's 1/2 the fun.
We also BET on how many will show.

Wordman17 -- You don't know what you're missing.

Wendy -- How are things at your end on the writing side?

Holly Kennedy said...

ORION -- You and your boat. You kill me.

Therese -- Nice to hear from you. I hope your WIP is going well. It's never easy to lock out the rest of the world when the writing needs to get done, is it?

Larramie -- I know. April will be here before we know it. Unreal, huh?

Ladybronco -- Thanks for the compliment. It's starting to grow on me, too.

Holly Kennedy said...

Kyla-dale - Thanks for your support.

And Adam, I'd be so honored to have you buy it for your wife's birthday!

Maryanne and Anti-Wife -- Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully, now that the novel is done, I can start posting more often and come out of my cave!