I need to go get ready for my very first signing (EEK), but I thought I'd share a little news with you. Pretty much the only thing that could possibly make today any more exciting (other than magically growing that final eight inches to hit my goal height of 5'7").
Let me preface this by saying how humble I feel today with all of this excitement. I went into this goal of being an author with very realistic expectations. I thought I'd eventually sell one book for a little bit of money, work several years to build up an audience, and hoped against hope that I'd eventually be able to make a career out of writing. I figured it'd be a fight to get anyone to notice my books when they came out. I figured I'd have disappointments and struggles aplenty.
I didn't count on Michelle Wolfson and Erica Sussman and HarperTeen and you. This journey with Paranormalcy has exceeded my expectations at every single turn, and it's overwhelmingly wonderful. I feel very humble, I'm not sure what I did to deserve so much good fortune, but I'm grateful every day.
Of course, I left off two more people. They would be Jon Cassir and Matthew Snyder, my smart and dedicated agents at CAA and the engineers of my final piece of news for the day.
I'll give you a hint:
It starts with an "F"...
and ends with...
"ilm option rights sold."
Yup. Last night. I'm still kind of freaking out about it, strangely enough. We sold the option to Adler Pictures and Reverie Entertainment. The producer, Gil Adler, is wonderful and dynamic and passionate, and I am so excited to see what he has in store for Paranormalcy.
Tomorrow or the next day I'll explain what, exactly, selling a film option means.
For now, I'm very humbly and overwhelmedly and disbelievingly signing off with another thank you.
Thank you all.