Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I held my books...

My actual books. Held them.

That's all I really want to say. :)

Okay, and that I NEVER could have finished any books, but particularly not these two books, without my good friends Molly and Sinead.

For those of you who've been following this blog for over a year, you'll know that last winter I was, um, a basket case. I had insane deadlines for these two books, especially the second one, because being a total newb I didn't factor in enough time for revisions and line edits on the first, which I had to do during the, um, 8 weeks I had to write the second. (I had a luxurious 10 weeks to write the first one.)

I hit a few points last February, when I did not think I was going to meet my deadline. I remember one night in particular when I called Molly and Sinead in a panic and they came over and talked me in off the ledge, told me I could do it, and even though I hadn't shown them much of the second book, (when did I have time for a proper critique??), listened to me babble about the crazy plot problems I was having and helped me work through them.

I love you guys. :)

Oh, and I'm being interviewed today (and Thurs and Friday) at another group blog I'm part of that's more about promotion. Stop by there if you want a chance to win copies of the books!


Molly O'Keefe said...

YES! And they are beautiful books - so even more a pleasure to hold!

You are very welcome - I actually don't even remember that night of which you speak - so clearly, talking you in off the ledge must be a pleasure. And clearly, what goes around comes around as I've sat on that ledge waiting for you guys to show up with wine and ideas plenty o'times.

Watching you write those books in like ten minutes is one of my faovtire writer vs. the work stories. You were superhuman. Congrats

Stephanie Doyle said...

That's awesome Maureen. Nothing like having your book in hand and seeing your name on the cover.

And I remember that crazy writing time for you. I thought your schedule was NUTS! Still don't know how you did it.

Eileen said...

There is truly nothing quite like that new book smell, is there? Especially the first time.

Mazel tov, little Maureen. Bask in the moment.

Sinead M said...

I got mine as well, and they are so gorgeous.

I remember that night. You wanted to talk through a plot problem that in the process of explaining, you figured it out.

It was fun watching you write those books in two days flat (an exaggeration, but not by much) and look how amazing they are.

out of the wordwork said...

Can't wait to see them in person, Maureen! Congratulations - I know what a superhuman achievement it was. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy does it? :) Enjoy this time!!

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