Monday, November 20, 2006

Fibs away!

I know I promised a meatier post for today, and here I am squeaking in under the wire. So what, you all ask in unison, is the news?

Today I sent off the first draft of what's still called The 14 Fabulous Fibs of Gregory K. to the fine folks at Arthur A. Levine Books!

Let's hear a "wooo hooooo!" from you all. C'mon people... that was NOT loud enough.

That's better.

OK, sure... it's really only momentous for me -- it's the first draft of my first contracted book -- but so many of you were around from the birth of Fibbery that I definitely take great pleasure in being able to share the moment with you.

But now that our big group hug has dismantled, don't think I didn't hear the whispering. "Is it good?" "What's it about?" "Would you please shave?"

Duh. Not saying. If I have to.

Seriously, I'm far too close to the manuscript to talk about quality or anything like that. Plus to me, it's beside the point right now. Suffice to say that I'm thrilled I've sent it off, and I'm sure I'll get notes back. And frankly, I can't wait. I've often said that I feel like I won the kidbook lottery because I get the luxury of writing something then working with people who I know will help me make it better. I mean... a lot better. I mean, geez, would ya look at the books on the Levine list?!?!?! Yes, I'm a lucky, lucky fellow.

So let's just say I'm going to sleep tonight a happy man. Or more specifically...a happy man who mailed off the first draft of his first book!

17 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

Huzzah!

I am certain it will be fibulous. Enjoy your day.

Little Willow said...

Congratulations! :)

mcdfjpqb said...

GREAT day, GK..

Susan said...

hey, Greg! Yahoo. Oo-a, Oo-a. We don't have any doubts that it's good. OF COURSE it is!

Lisa Yee said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Don Tate II said...

Congrats!

Janie E. said...

Congratulations! What a great feeling that must be.

DonnaG said...

Well done, you! Don't sweat it now, okay? You know it's good.

Nancy said...

That's FABULOUS!

Nancy said...

Oh, and my word validation spelled out something very close to mazel tov, so let me add CONGRATULATIONS!

SilberBook-Blog said...

Hip hip hooray!

Now you can eat pumpkin pie and gnaw on a turkey leg with the carefree ease you so deserve!

Reepicheep said...

Wow, hows that for a thanksgiving present? Way to be!

Thats so cool. I remember when I first came to the site from digg or something that mentioned the fib. Its so neat to see you get a deal now. Congradulations! Is it too early to talk about packaging and suggested retail price?

Too late for it to be published by the 06 gifting season? I know some people that would think it an awesome gift...

Chris Barton said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Chris Barton said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Cat said...

Oh!
Yes!
Congrats!
on your book
mailing it to them
hope it will be a big success!

superk said...

Wow
Greg
Je suis
Fier de toi
Continue à fib-
Ber, à écrire à inventer

(Wow
Greg
I'm proud
Of you
Continue to fib
Write and invent)

The rhythm is better in French :)

MotherReader said...

I tried to comment the day of your entry, but Blogger was going all wonky and wouldn't let me. So, days late

CONGRATULATIONS!