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.

More here

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.