The first 3 WL books sold in Russia recently, bringing the total of translation rights to 20. It’s still a gleeful thing each time, which I like, & necessitates telling Spouse, “Ooooh, guess what?” I think that’s the way life should be though. Every day has something in it that makes my emotions rocket into a different place. Obviously, I prefer the sudden bursts of glee, but the flares of temper & bouts of panic are pretty ok too. Emotion=still alive, not just existing. That’s always been a big fear of mine. I don’t ever want to merely exist. I want flux. I want to clap my hands like my 3 year old niece does. Writing enables me to do that. Motherhood does too.
I told my producers my “ideal actress” for Ash–and they concur that she’s a good one to consider. (NOTE: Nope, not telling who bc that seems inappropriate in case we don’t get her.) Things continue to move fwd. Screenplay in in process. We’ve talked a bit on other things. I continue to love Wild West Picture Show Productions.
Q: “How many rejections did you get by agents/editors before finally getting represented?”
Ummm, a lot 🙂 I think it was 30-40 (more?) for the un-pubbed “trunk novel.” For WL, I got a couple, including one from an agent who was at lunch with my YA editor the day she bought my book AND a form rejection after WL was out & sitting on the NY Times list 🙂
It’s all subjective. Repeat it with me: It’s ALL subjective.
Agents? Editors? They’re readers too. Reviewers? Yep. They’re readers too.
Oh, I’m dying to know who she thinks should play Aislyn. Any ideas on who it might be? I cannot wait to see these books adapted.