I was just skimming over the copy of First Flight* that I started to keep track of my pre-editing edits and came across a note to myself that I’d forgotten writing. The context is as follows: Kevin is trying to worm his way back into Jesse’s good graces by being friendly with Christopher. Kevin, in an attempt to bond with poor Chris, is trying to get him to go somewhere, and offers several options. One of them is a strip club; specifically one with topless female waitstaff.
Yeah, read that again. My note says: This is a weird question, considering that the three guys involved in the relationship are all, y’know, GAY AS DAD’S OLD HATBAND. So I should probably do something about that.
On a related note (heh), I have no idea where I picked up the phrase ‘gay as dad’s old hatband’. I think it may have predated my internet years, so maybe a library book?
* No. Still not tired of that whole “I sold a story!” thing.
So, I wrote this story...
It’s the 25th of May — do you know where your bricklayer is? Tobias doesn’t, not at first. Find him, along with a Welsh air-pirate and a well-meaning mother in Tobias’s Own Adventure, available today at Dreamspinner Press.
Tobias’s Own is already up on GoodReads. No ratings yet, but it’s also not available for purchase until the 25th.
Like I need something else to spend waaaaay too much time thinking about.
I don't think I will EVER get tired of that whole "I sold a story" thing. Or the "I got to help design the cover!" thing, either.
Mëttwoch, 25 Mai 2011/Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
That’s the day that this goes from being “something that will happen” to “something that has happened”.
Tobias’s Own Adventure will be released on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. You can see it on Dreamspinner Press’s Coming Soon Page, or you can go directly to the book’s page itself.
And now I have to go A) write a letter and B) try to decide whether I’m going to hide for a couple of days or a week or more…
Skater Boys has been out for a while, after all. So I looked it up, and I discovered my first-ever review that’s more than constructive criticism — I’m still feeling kind of giddy. (I haven’t taken any more cold medication, yet, so it has to be the review. Heh.)
Now all I have to do is find someone who’s willing to fix my name so I can join their Author’s Program…