May 25th!

Cover of Tobias's Own Adventure

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.

M√ęttwoch, 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…

As soon as I have a date, I will mention it.

A street-date, not a date-date. Although if by some miracle– Book, right.

So I wrote this story about Tobias and how he keeps getting kidnapped. I just turned in the galley proof corrections, which means that I’m done. I picked out the cover; my editor(s) and I fixed as many of the issues as we could. Now all that’s left is those last-minute tweaks, and then it’s time for Tobias and friends to stand on their own two feet.

I can’t wait and I’m terrified at the same time. I love the cover, I feel better about the story than I have in months (though I was just thinking that I really didn’t need some of the ellipses that are still in the story and that counts as massaging and that’s not what the galley proof was for), and I can still see the warty bits that critics will not love.

At least I never billed it as a pure historical — I was washing my hair the other day and suddenly realized that I never bothered to check on Luxembourg’s timeline. I just assumed it existed when I needed it to. (I still haven’t looked, because it’s too late and TOA is an AU/AH anyhow.)

I will stop freaking out about this, right now, and go do something constructive. Like trying that whole sleeping thing again.