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*the light,* links and ARC winner

Monday, April 20, 2009

Congrats to the winner of the two ARCs--What Would Emma Do? and The Summer I Turned Pretty--Llehn.

And now for the continuing saga of THE LIGHT. Remember how our neighbors across the way put up that light that burned like a thousand suns ALL NIGHT LONG? Well, they turned it off for a few days, and I admit--I got hopeful.

It turns out it was off so they could install ANOTHER light. Yes. Now they have two. I woke up at 4:30 this morning and I swear, it was like it was high noon on a sunny day.

And it was 4:30.

And also raining.

Oh! Live time update: it looks like the lights are off! Dare I hope someone said something? Or there was a realization that no one's house needs to be seen from OUTER SPACE?

Cross your fingers!!

And, of course, I have links to share:

Lynn Viehl posts *exact* details of the royalty statement she received for a book that landed on the New York Times Bestseller list. I've never seen another author share so much information, from advance to what "reserve against returns" really means, and she explain it all so well. It makes for *very* interesting reading, so definitely check out The Reality of a Times Bestseller

Editorial Anonymous on good--and bad--reviews

Poets and Writers Magazine has a long interview with four agents

Editorial Anonymous on writer's block

At Murderati, Toni McGee Causey has a thoughtful essay that asks "How Do You Know When To Quit?"

Melissa Walker has the story behind the cover for Something, Maybe

6 Comments:

OpenID Kate at Read This Book! said...

Ooh the cover story is so interesting! =] This reminds me, I should totally start writing my review for Something, Maybe!

-Kate @ Read This Book!

April 20, 2009 9:24 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

If you haven't already seen it, you need to watch Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L Jackson. Very similar light situation... :)

April 20, 2009 9:27 AM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Ooooo ... I won?!! Thank you so much!!!

And I can sympathize with your neighbor situation. I had a neighbor like that too once, only instead of lights, it was a boom box and a really, really loud one at that. We had to move in the end!

Lesley

April 20, 2009 11:36 AM  
Blogger Iryna said...

Congrats on winning Llehn!

Your light problem reminds of this movie I saw where this guy's neighbour never turned his lights off so the guy got mad and ended up getting killed by his neighbour.

Sorry, that was random.

April 20, 2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger zee said...

i read bloom, and it was my favorite book ever!
i just finished perfect you, and now i have 2 hunt down something, maybe @ my library.
as a teen chick who looooves books....
elizabeth, you rock.
yea, admit it, you are 100% certified awesomeness :D

April 20, 2009 9:11 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

Kate, can't wait for your review :-)

Meg and Iryna, this movie you mention sounds scary!

Zee--thank you :-)

April 21, 2009 7:01 AM  

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