Thursday, September 10, 2009

Round Here

Well, things have been a little quiet round here for the last week or so, and I'm blaming it on The Deadline, or, The Deadlines (plural) as the case may be.

I spent part of last week holed up in a Vegas hotel room, hunched over my computer, writing like mad, while my husband enjoyed a little time by the pool reading the pages I'd written the day before--yup, we're quite the team! The trip was planned many, many months ago, so many months ago that I actually got the dates mixed up and we almost missed the first day! Of course, back when we planned it, I imagined myself by the pool as well with deadlines the farthest thing from my mind, but still, it wasn't so bad and I think I might be onto something. There's something to be said for things like room service and freshly made beds and clean towels when you're down to the wire!

Of course it wasn't all work and no play, I managed to get out at night for some really great meals, and we even saw Jersey Boys, which was fabu!!! If you get a chance to see it--GO--I'm so serious, it was awesome and I've been listening to the soundtrack all week!

But the best part of all is that I actually got the book done a day before it was due! The book being DARK FLAME which is now with my editor, as I roll up my sleeves (metaphorically speaking, it's hot here, so I'm pretty much wearing tank tops these days!), as I finish up a story for the KISSES FROM HELL anthology, and get started on the first book in Riley's series . . .

But before I get back to work, I wanted to make you aware of a couple things, the first being my talk and sign this Saturday at the Mission Viejo Reader's Festival. I'll be partaking in a panel and signing right after, the details are:

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Mission Viejo Readers Festival
Teen Panel- 2:30-3:30
Jacaranda Room
Signing immediately after
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

And, the second being this EVERMORE video made by a reader (shout out to Alexandra!) that is just awesome! It contains spoilery parts so if you haven't read the book yet, proceed with caution, but still, it's really great and you can check it out by clicking HERE. (I was going to post it directly, but Blogger is acting all testy today, hence the link!)

And last but not least a big, huge, confetti strewn THANKS to all of YOU for keeping EVERMORE & BLUE MOON in the top 5 on the New York Times Bestsellers list for 31 and 9 weeks running!!! I couldn't do it without you!

And . . . that's it!

Have a great day everyone!



Unknown said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!! you posted my video!!!!!! im sooo glad you liked it!! work started last night on the Blue Moon video!! :-)

- Leigh Alexandra

Alyson Noel said...

Hey xxpoisonbabyoo-- Liked it? Nope. I LOVED it!!!
Thanks again!!

Tonya Kappes said...

You have received the Superior Scribbler Award! Congrats!!

alyssa said...

I am even more excited for Shadowland and Dark Flame! And the first book in the Riley series. Do you know what you are going to call it? "The Riley Series" is growing on me as that is what I keep calling it when I talk about it! LOL.


Alyson Noel said...

Aw, thanks Tonya!! :-D

Hey Alyssa- Well, for now, I'm sticking with THE RILEY SERIES--it's kinda growing on me!

Susan Hatler said...

Oh, I'm going to Vegas in October....would love to see Jersey Boys! Just started Evermore last night and it has such a fabulous excited to delve into it again tonight. Also, we at Chasing Heroes gave your blog The Scribbler Award so check it out at:

Happy writing!

Kajikitsune said...

Loved the video!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks so much, Susan--it's much appreciated!

Thanks, Kajikitsune--I think she did a great job!

Keri Mikulski said...

Holed in a Vegas hotel room writing sounds so intriguing.. ;) Hope you enjoyed the festival and the rest of your getaway.. :)

Daisy Whitney said...

So thrilled to hear you'll be in San Francisco! You can count me in for sure. Can't wait to say hello in person.

So are you writing The Riley Series and Book 5 and 6 in the Immortals at the same time? Or will you do Book 1 in Riley then go back to writing Book 5?

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Keri- It was actually pretty nice-wouldn't mind repeating it someday!

Hey Daisy- Yay! I can't wait to meet you! I'm writing the Riley book next, then book #5, then Riley #2, then book #6, then Riley 3 & 4. Sounds a little crazy for sure, but I'm really looking forward to dipping into a new world- Riley's world!

» αℓεxα☆ said...

I am really anticipating your Riley's series. I'm sure it'll be as magical as Ever's. I've no doubt I'd like Riley's world better because I really like her personality. She's funny and cool. :D Can't wait till you get onto it.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Alexa- Thanks! I'm really, really looking forward to writing it!