Thursday, June 25, 2009

books/dftba/purple crap

I wasn't really being cryptic... I know I will always remember what I meant when I said Maureen Johnson ruined my life, and at the time I posted that blog, I didn't want to talk about it.

Now I am secure in admitting Maureen read my novel, and while she really liked it, the suggestions she made are leading me to a major redraft that I wasn't anticipating. But after one night of panicking and hating Maureen for being smart and a good writer and someone I know I should listen to... now I've realized she's smart, and a good writer, and someone I should listen to.


So... major redraft of my novel, here I come. I'm still publishing it through DFTBA as I said I was before, but it'll be a little later than I originally thought.




In less frustrating and time-consuming news, I am going to be, as Alan calls it, "the face of DFTBA records". This means that when they open their shiny new tshirt store, you will see MY FACE on the banners and modeling the lovely shirts they have for sale for the bands. I am very excited about this. :D Alan is sending the first tshirt to me early next week.


Also I have 13 submissions already for my video collab and I love my subscribers. I can't stop laughing every time I see people dancing around with purple crap on them. xD I just love that I asked, and within days, people are sending in clips because they're so willing to do this really weird thing for me. You people are amazing.

PS. To Andrew, who commented on my last post, I DO read my comments and plan on entering. Thank you!

12 comments:

Larangutang said...

Good luck with redrafting. I'm sure it'll be even better than it was once you're finished. :]

Signe. said...

I emailed about being in the video, but didn't get anything as to what I'm actually supposed to do.
I'd love some information!

CRUNKRacoon said...

It would be amazing if you get to go to Antartica! And I would feel the sam if anyone told me to redraft a book i wrote, so no worries.

It'll be amazing, and I can't wait to see your face on DFTBA soon. ;D

Kristen said...

I emailed about being in the video but since I own a dell I think anything I send you would be a .wmv file and I don't want to give you the headache of converting it (though I'm so low-tech I don't know how you would go about doing this) I'm going to try to do it anyway and if I'm in it that would be awesome, if not, it will still be awesome. Good luck with the redraft.

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Having someone review your work is always a trying process. Still it's amazing that you were able to get the suggestions from Maureen Johnson. You really are quite lucky and any advice she gives no matter how hard to swallow is in your best interest.

The revisions and critiques aside I really can't wait to read your novel. Think about how wonderful it must be if Maureen liked it even a little. That really is amazing.

Sam Y said...

Very understandable how that can be frustrating. I have a friend who's really amazing at writing, but also really critical, so sometimes it's hard to take advice on something you worked hard on. Although, I am so extremely excited to read it once it's finished! I'm sure that it will be positively amazing after the redraft :) Besides, you want it to be the best it can be, right?

Hope everything goes well ;)

seurat2 said...

So your novel will become more awesome. This is a good thing. And they couldn't have picked a better model.

Nally said...

I'd be so pleased if someone I admired read something I'd wrote, and I bet by the time you're done, she'll think its EVEN BETTER.
Also, 'the face of DFTBA', what an honour :P

the_who_ru said...

Good luck with the redrafting! I know how hard it is to make radical changes to something you worked really hard on, but it is so worth the agro when you get it right. Good luck!

And what a lovely face of DFTBA you'll be. I shall look forward to seeing you on the site banners. :)

said...

I'm so buying that shirt :O <33

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