Thursday, August 27, 2009

First DTW review!

Whew!  Yep, I going to admit that it can get a little scary finding out that your book is going out into the world.  While ARCs of The Dead-Tossed Waves aren't out yet, the manuscript is.  I didn't even realize this until I got a fantastic note from someone at RHCB about it and that's when I might have maybe started to hyperventilate a bit.

I mean, of course I know that's one of the whole points of this gig: I write, a ton of people help make the book pretty and shiny, and then it goes out into the world to get read.  But somehow I'm always able to disconnect myself from that last step and forget about it.  Otherwise I end up in this really surreal situation as I type on the rough draft where I think "Will this word make it in the final draft?  Will someone somewhere read this phrase that I type while the dog kicks my keyboard and the cat begs for pets?"

So yeah, the whole "people are reading your book" part of the process sort of snuck up on me this time.  Surprise!  And yeah, I've been sort of holding my breath wondering what they're thinking.  Which means that I was utterly over the moon to see someone out there say that The Dead-Tossed Waves is even better than The Forest of Hands and Teeth.  WAHOO!

15 comments:

Indigo said...

I love reading about your reaction to these things. Totally get the dog whapping the computer. Pickles the 65lb wonder dog sits on the couch beside me whapping the keys to my laptop. She needs to have her input in whatever I'm writing. (Hugs)Indigo

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Can I say I am jealous! *dying for Dead Crossed Waves(

suzie said...

How exciting! Can't wait to get to read DTW!

Rebecca Knight said...

Wow, this is the first time I've heard the sequel's title. LOVE IT! Dang, I'm so excited now!

Kate said...

Congrats. That is so exciting. I can't wait to read DTW.

Wendy said...

Congrats! :)

Tomara Armstrong said...

Man, I can't wait to read it! I read the first on a Saturday and considered reading it again on Sunday.

anxious, anxious, anxious!
~2

Lenore said...

YAY! Can't wait!

B.E. Sanderson said...

That's awesome, Carrie. Congratulations. =o)

Ari Thatcher said...

Funny how it can be exciting and scary at the same time, isn't it? With my first novellas I've gotten everything from "meltingly erotic" to "far-fetched and fantastical". So happy that yours was so positive!

Pixie said...

Awesome, I cant wait to read The Dead Tossed Waves.

Congratulations Carrie

- Pixie

Kylee said...

It's being released on my birthday (according to GoodReads) and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Yamile said...

I can't wait to read DTW! I wish I could get an ARC when they're available. ;-)

Andrea said...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is such an amazing book. I can't wait to read the sequel!

Marie said...

Hello! I am the author of that blog post and am over the moon myself at being mentioned on your blog. I'm anxiously waiting on the 3rd installment and so happy you liked my little review.

Marie
Random House Library