Monday, November 2, 2009

'Mazing Things on a Monday

Okay, so the title's a stretch. Mostly it's because I have the flu and I need to do a bullet post and I am too lazy to think of a better name for the post.

1. NaNo. I have 1,408 words at the moment and I'm thinking I'll double this this evening after the kids go to bed. Cold medication + drafting = not great idea. I keep feeling really productive and then realizing that I've been staring at the wall for an unknown amount of time. I also have spent too much time reading about the Scilly Isles today, because I like saying "I'm reading about the Scilly People" to my husband.

2. Interested in LINGER? Tomorrow at noon EST, Scholastic has given me clearance to post the official cover for LINGER and the first paragraph. That should have little fireworks-y things around it. First paragraph! Whooo!

3. Somehow, SHIVER ended up as one of the Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Books for 2009, in exceedingly good company. It breaks my brain, just a little, to think of all the books published this year and to think that SHIVER, out of all of them, is one of fifteen children's novels picked.

4. While I was trying to understand this concept, Amazon posted their Top Ten Books for Teens in '09 list and SHIVER was on it.

5. It is only the cold medication that is making me sane right now. Otherwise I'd be floating.


ElegantSnobbery said...

Oooh 'mazing!

You know, I'm not at all surprised that you're on those top books lists... Shiver is the only book this year that I absolutely HAD to get my hands on or ELSE

(or else what, I'm not sure, but I still REALLY felt the need to have it immediately, then savored every second of it, then sulked when I was done because I hated the fact that it was over, then read it again because I couldn't get enough... and I know I wasn't the only one!)

Ella Press said...

That's awesome Maggie! Congrats!

Can't wait to see Linger's cover, and read that paragraph!

I've just recovered from a cold. I do hate being sick. Get well soon :)

Donna Gambale said...

I can't wait to read the first paragraph of LINGER!!! (See, it even prompted abuse of exclamation points.)

And the PW and Amazon nods are definitely deserved for SHIVER. Reading it as a writer made me love it even more, and that rarely happens. Congrats!

~ Sending you feel better vibes ~

Jessica Kennedy said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

Have fun writing. Congrats on making the lists!

Can't wait to see cover art and the 1st paragraph! :)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

You guys are making me totally blush and then get a giant, swelled head (which reduces quickly as I glance back over my NaNo novel so far). Thanks for the abuse of exclamation points. :D

Sarah said...

"Scilly people". Haha! I'd be reading about them too. And I'm super excited to see Linger's cover--thanks for the announcement :)

And congratulations on Shiver's well-deserved nods!

Feel better soon...and keep NaNo-ing!

mstohl said...

Yay! Congratulations and I will be checking back for LINGER! And can I just say BALLAD is still next to my bed though I finished it weeks ago... my reward for when I finish revisions is getting to-reread them both:) Now, some exclamation points for you, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Feel better, Margie

Maggie Stiefvater said...

oooooh, Margie, really? Thank you!

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