Monday, February 10, 2014

Breaking Up With Your Book

I finished my First Pass Pages of IN A HANDFUL OF DUST yesterday. For those of you who don't know, those are the printed, designed pages of your book that you read through to catch any last minute errors, problems, or general bad writing on your part before it goes to the printers to create ARCs (Advance Reading Copies). Doing your FPP's kind of feels like that last fight you had with your significant other - it's either going to be okay or it's not - and this is do or die.

In a lot of ways, it really does feel like a breakup. After this it's out of your life, and you both move on. To be honest, I'm 10k words into a fairly serious relationship with the WIP and DUST is already looking forward to having other people in its life who are going to take it to the next level.

So when we see each other again it'll be in a bookstore somewhere. DUST will be seeing other people (what can I say? I hope it sees a lot of other people and is flat out promiscuous), and I'll have my emotions invested in the book that will be coming out in 2015. It may or may not feel a flare of jealousy about that.

In the meantime, I'm reading in order to get over this breakup bump. And as usual, you guys are going to benefit. Here's an ARC of AVALON by Mindee Arnett up for grabs!

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7 comments:

Kel @ No Cucumber Sandwiches said...

So, we get a chance at free books because you're in the middle of a breakup? If I say I'm glad, does that make me a bad person? :D

Mindy McGinnis said...

As long as you promise to help DUST recover from our breakup after it's released, we've even ;)

Sana said...

I never thought about books in that way but then I'm not that much of a write so what do I know. Still, it sounds a little daunting to me. I'm just happy that it's faster on its way to me. Yesss.

P.S. You totally call Not a Drop to Drink just Drink, right?

Mindy McGinnis said...

Sana - Yes, I do! I call it DRINK and the companion novel DUST. Collectively I call them D&D :) It's just easier than NADTD and IAHOD.

Sana said...

Mindy - Also known as another one of your awesomes. =)

Mindy McGinnis said...

That's a good idea for the box set : Box Set of Mindy's Awesome ;)

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