Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ARC Hunt

Now that I am back from The Travels (which were amazing, by the way, but more on that later), I am staying at my parents' house as the apartment search commences again. And one of the best parts about my parents' house is that it is ideal for ARC hunting.

Yes, ARCs often come here during the winter to seek warmth and refuge from grabbyhands and grabbyeyes seeking to read them, in order to regain their strength. Normally I try to respect their privacy, but this time, I just couldn't help myself.

I had heard of an endangered ARC species living in this magical ARC grazing land, and I had to see it for myself. Luckily I was able to document the hunt:


SPOTTED! IN THE WILD!

One must sneak up very quietly so as not to alarm the ARC. And then, when the time is right...
 ONE MUST SNATCH WITH CATLIKE QUICKNESS!

Though I did not intend to consume the ARC (it is an endangered species, after all), I had to have a taste. Tastes like...WORDS.

PAUSE. 

Before we go any further...

QUESTIONS, ANSWERED:

1. ZOMGARCSOFINSURGENT! Can I have one?

As I said, Insurgent ARCs are an endangered species, meaning that not many were printed. You may see people talking about them right now, but 90% of those people are the very same ones who worked so hard to get the book finished/support it in some way at the publisher, so they get the ARCs a bit early. I myself only have 3. Two are with family, and one is my copy (depicted above), so I unfortunately can't spare them.

2. But I really want one!

I am so glad. Seriously. And there will probably be a giveaway or two as we approach the pub date, and I promise I will tell you, on Twitter and on this blog, when they happen and how you can enter.

3. If I e-mail/tweet/tumbl(?)/send a smoke signal directly to you, does that improve my chances?

No. I swear, quantities are as low as I said.

4. I'm a book blogger and I requested one. What about me?

Oh hi there, book bloggers. You're looking lovely today. Unfortunately, not every blogger who requested an ARC will get one, but those who do get one, it will appear in your hands by magic in several weeks in a cloud of glitter (okay, some of that isn't true...). Sorry for the wait! If it was up to me, you would all have them RIGHT NOW because the anticipation is killllllling me!
Now that we've gotten that out of the way...

I've seen my words become a book before, but that doesn't make it any less cool this time around. There's something about just holding it in my hands that is...I don't know, indescribable. The tagline! The tree! The first words! The title page! It's amazing. 

By and large, this book was much harder to write than the first one, because in a second book everything gets more complicated and more difficult to handle, but I am so happy with where it ended up, and I can't wait for you to read it.

NOT LONG NOW.

Author out.

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