Monday, September 14, 2009

Words Cannot Express My Excitement, But Richard Simmons Can

Hello, peeps! It's your favorite Wonder That Is My Blog spokesperson here. Stay tuned for an important announcement.

Thanks, Richard. I know that I already posted a blog today, but I absolutely cannot wait any longer to spill my news. Frankly, I'm pretty surprised that I haven't exploded from the pressure already.

I SOLD MY BOOK.

Now, you should read that in a high pitched squealy voice while jumping up and down and flapping your hands maniacally like you think that the excitement might have inexplicably given you the ability to fly. Because that's pretty much what I've been doing.

Everybody do the Thriller dance for Carrie. Where's a zombie kickline when you need it?


Aww, thanks Richard. Although I'm not sure that move is in the Thriller dance.

Anyway, No Pain, No Brain is going to be published. But it gets better.

My editor is Wendy Loggia at Delacorte.

EEEEK! Delacorte!?! Wendy Loggia? She's a rock star!


That's right, Richard. She's a HUGE rock star. I am in awe of Wendy. For a while, I couldn't figure out why on earth she'd want to work with ME, but then I figured it out. See, Libba Bray is with Wendy at Delacorte. (Insert inane squealing here.) And Libba has a new book coming out this month called Going Bovine. From all accounts, said book is freaking hilarious, and it's about a kid with the human form of Mad Cow Disease.

Now, according to a lot of people (some of which I paid), I am freaking hilarious. And I managed the national center for research in the human form of Mad Cow Disease. In fact, I presented at the international meeting of experts on the disease. They kept calling me Carrie Fisher.

Your publishing news is so awesome that it makes me want to shoot something.


Thanks, Carrie Fisher. Can I tell you that I've always coveted your hair? Now please, go away before Richard sees you. He gets jealous.

Anyway, it's obvious to me (not to mention Richard Simmons and Carrie Fisher) that I am meant to work with Wendy on a cosmic level. These coincidences are really not coincidental at all. They are the equivalent of blinking neon cosmic signs.

And really, anyone who thinks that zombie football players is funny is my kind of gal.

Yay, zombie football players! Yay, stripey shorts! Yay, Carrie!


Ahem. Anyway, I'd like to take a minute to thank Wendy for taking a chance on me. Richard and I both are really looking forward to working with you, and we hope that you like stripey shorts because that's the basis of the Team Carrie uniform. And I'd like to thank my equally big rock star agent, Kate. I once heard Kate described as having swashbucking optimism. Not only do I love that phrase, but I think it fits her to a tee. I absolutely defy anyone to find a better agent. I cannot thank her enough.

Besides, she likes Aragorn and pretty shoes. I like Aragorn and pretty shoes too (but not Aragorn IN pretty shoes, because that's kind of weird). See? It's another of those cosmic match thingies.

Yep. The excitement has completely unhinged my brain. WOO HOO!

WOO HOO!

77 comments:

Bryan B. said...

Congratulations, dogg!

MeganRebekah said...

WOO-HOO!!!!!!!

Congrats and congrats and congrats! I would keep writing it, but my hands get tired, so I'll just keep repeating it in my mind. When you read this, I will still be saying it in my head for yuo!

What awesome news!!

cindy said...

OMG! congratulations! revel!!! celebrate!!!!!

Kiersten White said...

WHOOFREAKINGHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I could NOT be happier for you!!!

But you already knew that, right? And I have totally been grinning/laughing/dancing for you since I found out : )

Cate Gardner said...

I'm bouncing in my seat, waving my arms, and now I'm going to trip over my feet as I head down the stairs so I can tell the family your news.

~Jamie said...

So excited for you ZOMG!!!

I think all your book blurbs should be written by Zombies.

Congrats girlie!

RKCharron said...

Congratulations Carrie!
Delacort is a great publisher.
I look forward to your "The Call" blog post.
:)
All the best,
@RKCharron
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Carrie,

AWESOME! Carol will be so glad to hear, but I'll let you call her instead. Give her a ring tomorrow night!!!!

Karl

Natalie said...

I'm so happy for you! You have worked so hard for this.

Fried Butterpires for everyone!

Jamie Eyberg said...

YAY! So excited. You are the so going to be a bestseller.

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Congratulations!~
OMG Richard Simmons.. too funny.
Get out your bdazzeler :O)

candicekennington said...

That is great news and Richard is an awesome spokesperson! I can only imagine how hilarious your book must be after reading your blog. I can't wait until I can pick it up and read it!

Mary said...

Congratulations, Carrie!!!

Love the Team Carrie uniform. (Must run out and buy pink stripey shorts.) :)

K.C. Shaw said...

OH MY GOD! I swear I am so excited for you, I'm about to explode too! You're going to start a series of explosions all across the world--and that's even before you're book's out!

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Michele Thornton said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is awesome, exciting, and absolutely hand-flappingly giddy news!

Barry Napier said...

Congrats! SOOOO happy for you!

Rachel Bateman said...

Congratulations! This is so, so, SO exciting.

Corey Schwartz said...

Super huge congrats! And you are freakin' hilarious!

Kasie West said...

Okay, that is insanely awesome!! Congratulations! I am now going to do the squealing, flapping thing as required. :)

Jameson T. Caine said...

Woot! Awesome news! Congrats!

Lazy Writer said...

Huge, huge, huge congratulations! How exciting for you! You are the second person who blogged about selling their book today. It must be a lucky day for authors.

Lady Glamis said...

Awesome, Carrie!!!! You rock. And so does Richard Simmons.

Can't wait to read your work. :)

Aaron Polson said...

You Rawk!

No, really. Rawk Hard!

Kim Kasch said...

Here's a WHOO-HOO from me - to you!!!

Huge Congrats!!!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Great news, Carrie. I'm really happy for you.

PJ Hoover said...

I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to read/buy it!

sruble said...

Yesssss! CONGRATULATIONS! Yay Carrie!!!! Hooray! I'm really happy for you!

Stephanie, who loves zombies (because if you don't, they will eat your brains)

BTW, who doesn't think zombie football players are funny?

Natalie L. Sin said...

Huzzah and congratulations! : )

ElanaJ said...

Congratulations Carrie! You so deserve it. I can't wait to see it on the shelves.

abrokenlaptop said...

!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratu-freakin'-lations!!!! I totally jumped and screamed. So cool so cool so cool!!

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Here from Natalie's blog. Congratulations! Love the post!!!!!

Wahoo!!!!

beth said...

YAY FOR YOU!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!

C.R. Evers said...

OMG CArrie!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Bring on the dancing Ninja Zombies! whoooo hoooooo!!!! *\o/*

kristycolley said...

Happy happy joy joy
you said it best!!
Congrats!

SlayerOfBees said...

As mentioned in numerous emails and a very excited phone call - Congrats, hot stuff - you deserve this and more. And....(here it comes...)...I told you so!

(I love using superfluous ellipsi/ellipsises/ellipses/whatever the plural of that damn word is!)

Anne Spollen said...

Great news! Congratulations! Any idea when it will be released?

Mariah Irvin said...

There is extreme happiness going on on my side of the internet right now! WOOHOO!

Zombies & Richards Simmons galore!

Tabitha said...

WOOHOO!! That's GREAT NEWS!!!

**doing the happy zombie dance**

Do you have an approximate release date yet?

Elise Murphy said...

Such amazing news! I can't wait to read it.

SM Blooding said...

That's AWESOME!! Congrats!!! YEA!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!

AND it just sounds FUN!

Ello said...

Now that was a great! Richard Simmons zombie football players and CArrie Fisher. How freaking awesome!!!

You so deserve this! Am so happy for you!!!

Iapetus999 said...

wOOt!

You are inspirational!

Kelly said...

Carrie!!!! That's flippin' AWESOME! Congrats! I will be reading that book!

lotusgirl said...

This is so exciting. I love hearing about people getting published. I read about this over on Natalie's blog and had to stop by. You're a hoot! And seriously nobody celebrates quite like Simmons.

Scillius Maximus said...

From all the Ninja's down here,

Congratulations!

It could not have happened to a better kunoichi.

And as special gift, were going to leave your sock drawer alone for the res of the month ;-)

Julia said...

YAY! OMG! Congratulations! Kate is on fire, is she not?! WOOT! I am so thrilled! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Renee Collins said...

What great news!!! Congrats!!

By the way, this post cracked me up. Richard Simmons rocks! :)

Laura Eno said...

That is awesome, Carrie! Congrats!!!

Anna Claire said...

Aaahhhh that is so great! Congratulations!!

Ron Smith said...

Congratulations, Carrie. That is wonderful news!

Stephanie Perkins said...

YESSSSSSSSS!!!

What AWESOME news to wake up to today! I'm thrilled for you, Carrie. (And for the world, because now we get to read it!)

Congrat-u-freaking-lations!!! Sparkles and sprinkles for everyone!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, Carrie that is Freakin' AWESOME!!
Congratulations!!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Congratulations! I love the title of your book.

Larissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

And, you are freakin' hilarious. :)

storyqueen said...

Wooooo Hoooooo!!!! OMG! I am soooo happy for you! You cannot believe how happy I am for you!!!!

Good things come to people who blog about zombies and random stuff.

(I think Richard is a little jealous of the attention you are getting...just warning you. There's a little green, envious glint in his eye. You can just see it when you scroll the screen down. Just thought you should know.)

A-very-happy-Shelley

Karen Denise said...

Congrats Carrie!!! Are you like totally wearing those shorts Richard has on?

Empress Awesome said...

Wow, that is so awesome! Congrats. I shall now hate you forever.

Christina Farley said...

Yeah! Cyber chocolate your way. Heaps and heaps and heaps and heaps! So happy for you. Now I can actually read the book.

Jeremy Kelly said...

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! HUZZAH!!!!!!!

Susan Sandmore said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I am so excited for you!

So excited!!

SO SO EXCITED!

And for me, too, because I named that book! Four words of mine are going to be published! FOUR WHOLE WORDS!!!

(Unless, they change the title or something. Shhh... don't kill my joy.)

CONGRATS!! oh, happy day! You deserve it, Carrie!

katey said...

Heck yes! Aragorn in pretty shoes may be weird, but this? Totally awesome. Congratulations and-- eee!

myrna said...

That IS exciting! I'm very happy for you and looking forward to reading your book. Happy dancing at my house.

Sparkle sparkle sparkle

masonian said...

I congratulate you with congratulations and an extra pair of stripey shorts... BTW I think i wet mine with the force of my laughter as the Richard Simmons pics kept rolling out... and rolling out... stripey shorts indeed!
So, bask in the glory that is a big fat book deal. Don't forget us blog reader types. :)

Tiny T said...

I know I've already said this, but I'll say it again... CONGRATULATIONS!!!! *doing the happy zombie dance*

Stephen Duncan said...

Just caught the news on Pub Marketplace!!! Congrats!!!!

Abby said...

Congratulations!! That is so awesome!

Lisa said...

HOORAY!

Carrie Harris said...

Thank you so much everyone! I am beyond excited. (And so is Richard.) I don't know a whole lot beyond what I've already posted, but I'll give you all the gory details once I've got them.

Have I mentioned that I'm going to be published? ;)

onipar... said...

Congrats!!! This is great news. I wish you much luck and success.

Simon said...

Brilliant news, Carrie! I believe the word I'm looking for is 'squee!'

Big Plain V said...

That is so awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I can't think of a better word to describe it than 'awesome'.

The sheer awesome-ness of it is really kind of blowing my mind right now.

Laini Taylor said...

yay, carrie, yippeee yayyyyyyy! huge congrats! i can't wait to read it! and is that true about the mad cow stuff?????

(sorry, a baby stole all my capital letters)

oh, and: go kate!

Carrie Harris said...

Thanks again, peeps!

And yes, Laini. All that Mad Cow stuff is 100% true. Even the Carrie Fisher part.

Okay, not the part where my news made her want to shoot things, but the part where they kept calling me by her name. ;)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Dear Carrie Fischer,

I am SO excited for you and Richard Simmons and I'm about to explode into the Thriller Dance with happiness!!!

Congratulations!!!!

lkmadigan said...

Hi - I came over here from Stephanie Perkins' blog to say CONGRATULATIONS!!

Shelli said...

sorry I am still getting caught up on blogs after major deadline over. I love wendy - I met and chatted with her in LA. she's awesome! congrads again!

K. M. Walton said...

Carrie, I am so happy for you! Sorry about my delay in congratulating you - I was away for work on the 14th. Congratulations. You certainly deserve publication, and I can't wait to buy your book!