First off, I did 2.5k on my WIP yesterday, bringing my NaNo total up to 8127. Snoopy dance a go-go.
It’s going pretty well. I still totally love my heroine, and think she could happily stand alongside the likes of Veronica Mars, LaDonna Batiste-Williams, Gemma Teller Morrow, and Gloria Pritchett. Her love interest… eh. I think he’s taking me a little while to warm up to. Which is okay. After all, I wasn’t even thinking about Poe at this point in Secret Society Girl.
Though I’m not doing a four-book series this time. Hmmmm…
I think it’s his name. I’m having the most terrible problems with his name!
Also, while shopping this morning, accidentally stumbled across a killer Halloween costume (for $6.99), and since I’ve been lobbying Sailor Boy pretty hardcore to let me throw a Halloween party this year, I knew it had to be mine. It called to me from across a crowded thrift shop.
And speaking of surprises, look what came in the mail yesterday:
These are the Simplified Chinese Secret Society Girl & Under the Rose I sold back in the summer of 2007. Two. Thousand. Seven. When I was a simple single gal and Queenie was just a sparkle in Sailor Boy’s eye and Rio was just a sparkle in the eye some Toller in Canada. When there was no such things as killer unicorns and I lived in a one-room apartment and almost no one had a smartphone.
Publishing is a strange, strange business. Anyway, here they are, and man, are they gorgeous!
These are the headings. I don’t know if it says “Under the Rose” or “Diana Peterfreund”. But whatever it says, it does so with thorns!
These are the little widgets on every page. The one on the bottom is Secret Society Girl, and I like how it kind of looks like a tattoo — you know, to match their tattoos. The one on the top is Under the Rose. Note the little high-heeled ankle boots. I guess that’s to denote it’s chick lit? So adorable!
I love them. I hug them. I wish I read Chinese, or that I knew someone who did.
These are my first foreign editions to utilize different covers from their U.S. counterpart. What do you think? The black makes ’em kind of badass, huh?