Friday, January 7, 2011

I Have an ARC, and I've Named It...

Are you sick of good news from me yet? (Freudian moment--I accidentally typed "are you suck of good news?" and was really tempted to leave it that way.) I hope not, because I have more.

I GOT BAD TASTE IN BOYS ARCs YESTERDAY!

For those of you not familiar with publishing-speak, ARCs are the advanced copies of a book that they give out to reviewers and things. The book still won't be on the shelves until July. Yes, it hurts me to say that too. But in the meantime, I have a book! It has my name on it! It's MINE.

I cried a little. And then I set it up with my zombie heels and took a grainy picture with my webcam.

We go together like a-rama-lama-lama-NOM NOM NOM!


So now, I've taken to carrying one of the ARCs around the house with me. I don't want to put it down. Forget pets; I'm just keeping this ARC. I've named it PRINCESS SPARKLES the THIRD, because I think all cool things should be named.

The best part about all of this is that I'll be able to give some away. I only have a few, though, so I'll have to pace myself. Stay tuned for more deets.

30 comments:

Elie said...

Congrats on your new arrivals. It must be great to hold it in your hand.

Tammy said...

Congrats - What a huge deal and I'm sure you're flying pretty high. Enjoy every moment!!!

kate said...

I'll have to keep and eye out for the details then

Chanelle said...

Yay - congrats on the ARCs! Must be such a happy moment.

storyqueen said...

Princess Sparkles the third is such a lovely name....and such a pretty baby.

You must be very proud!

Shelley

Kelly said...

You must be so excited to have your book in your hands!
I want one! If I don't win one, I will most certainly be buying one!!!

Emily White said...

I LOVE that name! And those shoes are way too cool.

CKHB said...

WAAAAANT.

Cari said...

Congratulations! It looks so pretty with the heels. Maybe you should get it a tiara and take it out for cupcakes. Pet it for me :)

Matthew Rush said...

An ARC in the hand is worth two brains in the bush ... nom, nom, nom.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay! I wouldn't want to put it down either. Congrats, Carrie! :-)

Carrie Harris said...

Thanks, everybody. Princess Sparkles is really feeling the love. I had to put her to bed; she was getting a little crazy-like.

YA Book Queen said...

Princess Sparkles is very adorable! Congrats!

And cute shoes too! They match Princess Sparkles so perfectly ;)

A Canadian Girl said...

Congrats, and those shoes look awesome!

melissa said...

yay for pretty ARCs! I love the picture!

Barry Napier said...

AWESOMESAUCE!

jpetroroy said...

Congrats!!! What a feeling

K. M. Walton said...

So excited for you! I can't wait to read it!

Candice said...

Soooooooo Awesome. I can't imagine how it must feel to hold your own book! And those shoes.... Wow! I can't imagine where in the world you found them. They rock!

Abby Minard said...

Yay, congrats! And also congrats on your book deals- I didn't get to comment on your other post.

RK Charron said...

Hi Carrie :)
It must be an amazing feeling to hold all that work, time & effort realized into reality.
Congratulations!
Love & Best Wishes,
Rob

Carrie said...

CONGRATS! Princess Sparkles is bee-yoo-tee-ful!

Claire Dawn said...

ARCs always get me so psyched! It must be the best feelign in the world!

Congrats.

Looking forward to contests :)

Kiki Hamilton said...

And such a beautiful, sugary ARC it is! Congrats!!! (Do we dare ask who Princess Sparkles One and Two are?)

Anita Saxena said...

Princess Sparkles the Third. LOVE IT!

Kate Coombs said...

Oh my heck, I love these shoes! Though the werewolf ones arguably have better teeth. AND very cool about your ARC. Congratulations!

Kathy McCullough said...

Yea!!!!! (And I LOVE those shoes.)

Suzanne said...

Congrats and woo hoo! I'd never put the thing down, either. Be proud!

Badass Bookie said...

YOU ACTUALLY ZOMBIE HEELS ????

HOLY PINK BUFFULOS!!!!

That's is so cool, I bet you where them to the bus stop and all the other mums are enviously staring at them.

Congrats on your new arrival, mkae sure you feed her ;)

Jessica said...

OMG! I love Princess Sparkles the III!!! So cool. Can't wait to get to flip through a similar one someday. Plus, it she has great taste in shoes!