Monday, August 23, 2010

Mockingjay and a Break


Mockingjay comes out tomorrow! I cannot wait to find out how the trilogy ends. For me, it's all about the romance. Any guesses as to who Katniss will end up with? The suspense is killing me!

I've mentioned before that I've received some incredible critiques of Killing Kessler from my wonderful beta readers. Let's just say, there's still a lot of work to be done! So I'm going to be taking some time off to really concentrate on getting through this (hopefully!) last round of revisions. Just a couple of things before I go...

For those of you who read my Guess That Character Blogfest entry, I should have mentioned in my reveal that that actor is Ed Speleers, who played Eragon. Here he is again, in case you forgot what he looks like.


And don't worry if you didn't win an ARC in Carolina Valdez Miller's 7 ARC Contest, because now she's giving away ARCs Galore. Seriously, there's a whole lot of ARCs up for grabs here, so don't miss out - contest ends September 6.

Also, if you've followed me and I haven't followed you back, please let me know so I can pay you a visit and keep up with all my bloggy friends.

That's it for me folks. See you soon!

42 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Awww good luck with your writing and your beta reading work!!!!

I'm missing you already!!

p.s. thanks for the yummy pic...!! Oh but he's so young!! I should know better! LOL!

Take care
x

Jayne said...

He is rather pretty, isn't he?! Good luck on the revisions - just think how fab it will all turn out to be, and that is so good you are getting such useful feedback. Go you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Good luck on those revisions!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I can't wait for Mockingjay either. I'm avoiding spoilers like the plague! lol.

Good luck with the revisions:)

Catherine A. Winn said...

Good Luck on your revisions and take all the time you need.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Have fun with the revisions. And sorry, I've not read any of Collins' books.

Kelly said...

Good luck with revisions!
Mockingjay has to be the most anticipated book of the year!

Lenny said...

hi miss susan! i dont know this book or the other ones. are they for old people or for more young people? im real happy youre getting lots done on your book. i learned the word beta on these blogs. my brother is my beta and miss sharon said she would read some of my stuff for me. when you get famous for your books im gonna say i know you from on a blog. :)
...hugs from lenny

Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait for Mockingjay either - and no guesses from me - I just want to enjoy what Collins' creates :)

Brian said...

I know you will do just fine with the revisions and we'll be waiting for you!

Melissa said...

Good luck with your revisions! I'm just getting started with mine (oh boy, it's going to take forever to finish).

I can't wait to get my copy of Mockingjay - I'm going to be at the bookstore when it opens to make sure they don't sell out:)

Jackee said...

I'm liking the way you're thinking, Susan! I too am counting down the hours before Mockingjay shows up on my doorstep tomorrow. :o)

And I can't wait to see what you do with Kessler, especially the beginning!

Shelley Sly said...

Have a nice, fun, productive time off! I know how revisions go... but you'll do great! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I have Mockingay on preorder and can't wait until it arrives. Suzanne Collins is going to be in Brookline (near to Cambridge) in a week. I'm trying to decide if I'll go.

Good luck with revisions.

The guy in Eragon is cute. The movie could've been better though.

Lynda Young said...

Have a great, productive break!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Super! I think the best kind of breaks are the productive ones! Go, Susan! Get this baby finished. Can't wait!

And thank you for the contest mention! <3 Good luck!

Ezmirelda said...

I can NOT wait for Mockingjay either!

Patti Lacy said...

You go, girl. Proud of you.
I LOVE revisions but seem to be one of a minority.
P

Kimberly Franklin said...

Going to buy Mockingjay tomorrow! Can't. Wait!!

Bossy Betty said...

I'm thanking you now.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy reading and revising, Susan...I'm sure you're going to be doing it in that order. LOL!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Have a great revision time, Susan. I'll look forward to your return.

I'm buying Mockingjay, too ... the whole trilogy in fact. :) So excited!

Amy

Vicki Rocho said...

I feel like there's a massive Mockingjay brainwashing going on. EVERYONE is reading it...'cept me. (sigh) how much longer can I hold out?

T.J. Carson said...

Good luck with your revisions!!! That's never the fun part, but it's really worth it in the end. Missed you and your blog!!!

Hema P. said...

Good luck with this round of revisions, Susan! I'm sure your ms will be that much stronger for all the revisions you're doing!

MT said...

Enjoy Mockingjay! I can't wait till it's my turn either. My oldest teen gets to go first. *sigh*

Clara said...

I'm in my 8th revision and my book is way better now because of my betas, so u go girl!

Talei said...

Good luck with your revisions! And I'm definitely going to look into the Hunger Games and Mockingjay - I had not idea about it until 2 days ago!

Have a lovely weekend!;)

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy revising! And enjoy Mockingjay when you get it.

You won my 4 books giveaway!

Theresa Milstein said...

So... did you enjoy the book?

Jo Schaffer said...

Oh, girl. Tackle those revisions! I just revised the heck out of my first novel and it was tough--but kind of satisfying...like shaving my legs. (;

Velva said...

Here is passing lots of good vibes your way! I know revisions can be consuming but, when it's done it's going to be great!

Dawn Simon said...

Enjoy the break and Mockingjay! I have a copy, but I haven't read it yet; I'm in the middle of a trilogy right now.

Good for you, focusing on your manuscript. When I'm doing my final revisions, checking for flow and everything else, I feel like uninterrupted blocks of time are ideal. I wish you luck with your revisions!

Culture Served Raw said...

hey Susan. sounds great, hope you enjoy your break!

T.J. Carson said...

Good luck with revisions susan!!! It'll feel good once they're done, then you can join the agent stalking community ;)

Kim Williams said...

nice to find you, although i be darned if i can remember exactly how i got here. nevertheless, i'm here and liking it. following you now so i'll be in touch.

peace.

Jackee said...

Miss you! (I hope editing is going well.)

:o)

Yaya' s Home said...

I think editing was invented by evil crows. It is definitely NOT my favorite thing. Necessary, I know. Still, not my favorite. Good luck with yours an' I hope you'll be back online with us soon.

~ Yaya

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Susan...We miss you. :)

Emy (Sandy) Shin said...

Hi Susan!

I hope you enjoyed Mockingjay, and hope everything is going well for you! :)

Emy Shin (my new blog)

Jackee said...

I LOVE the new background. :o)

(Keep at it--I'm excited to read!)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Hi Susan! I miss reading your blog posts. Hope you're doing well. From other comments, it sounds like you're busy editing. Fun, fun, fun!

Take care,
Amy