Monday, May 10, 2010

New York, New York

Alright, I've got some awesome news that I've been sitting on because I didn't want to jinx it: I'm going to New York! If you were on Twitter on Saturday then you might have caught me talking about it. I was just too excited to hold it in any longer.

Katie and I are going to job shadow the fabulous Jordan Hamesseley, editorial assistant at Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloane - imprints of Penguin, yes, that's right, PENGUIN-, and agent extraordinaire Ginger Clark, yes, THAT Ginger, of Curtis Brown. :) We will be spending two days with each of the lovely ladies learning everything we possibly can about agenting and editing and trying to figure out where we think we belong, because, as you know, I'm getting into books. One way or another. Ideally I'd like to write them AND help others get published, but I'm not going to hold my breath (I'll just bust my bum instead- by the way, I really like British slang, why don't we use it? Isn't loo so much cooler than bathroom?! And bloody hell! Need I say more?) I digress...

I. Am. So. Freaking. EXCITED.

Have you seen Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? (If you haven't, why the hell not?) You know the monkey, Steve? There's this part where he jumps up and down waving his arms saying "Excited. Excited!" That is so me right now. Here, let me show you (honestly, you can skip to the last 2 seconds, but I want you to see why you should watch this movie [it's made of awesome]):


So, anyway, I'M GOING TO NEW YORK TO SEE GINGER CLARK AND JORDAN HAMESSELY!!!!! *does happy dance* *cough* Um, yea. :)

Btw, their Twitter usernames are @GingerClark and @thejordache so if you're on Twitter and you aren't following them, you should be.

Moving on, ok, since I will be busy as crap trying to get all my stuff together this week, and then Ill be gone all of next week, I'm going to change things up a bit and try to write as many posts as I can before hand and schedule them (we'll see if that works - sometimes Blogger hates me). Alas, Tuesday will not be Teaser Tuesday, BUT instead I'm bumping the review of the final Percy Jackson book up! And then Thursday will bring you the review of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, which is ah-MAY-zing. I'll try to do WiP Wednesday, but no guarantees. And the week of the 17th is up in the air right now. I'll try to get some MG books read and do some reviews instead of real posts.

Naturally the week after NY will be chock full of New Yorky goodness. (Yes, I really just said that, don't give me that look.), and MAYBE pictures. Maybe. (I will SO have pictures if they look good.) Anyway, my mind just went completely blank, but I think I was trying wrap up so I'm going to go finish reading my book now so I can have the review up for you soon.

Are the reviews to your liking? Do you have any comments or suggestions, things you'd like to see, things you don't want at all, complaints about the length? Let me know so I don't kill you all with my horrendous reviews (if you think they're horrendous, please don't use that word. :P)

Have a lovely week! <3

15 comments:

Patti said...

That sounds so exciting. You'll have to give us all the download when you get back.

Palindrome said...

That's great news and sounds like a ton of fun! Can't wait for the post on that.

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Oh, fun! You'll have to fill us in on all that you learn. I admit I'm a bit jealous! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Wow! Rubbing elbows with some amazing people! Let us in on all the juicy details later!

Matthew Rush said...

Wow! Sounds like and awesome trip, congrats Amanda.

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations and have a great time!

Candyland said...

Oooohhh congrats! How fun!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

WOW!!! You are going to learn so much and have such a wonderful time! Enjoy every minute of it! :-)

beth said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! That is really awesome!!!!

(i am SO jealous)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is great! What an opportunity.
And Meatballs was a good flick.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow!! You're so lucky! :) Can't wait to hear how your NY time goes!

Jade said...

Dude! So jealous!

Have an amazing time. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Medeia Sharif said...

What a fantastic opportunity! I look forward to reading about it when you return.

cassandrajade said...

Sounds like you are going to have an amazing time.

Amanda J. said...

Thanks everyone. I'm SUPER excites and kind of freaking out a little; it feels more like a dream right now. :)

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