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Sunday
Jun192011

So, It's Summer

This was our first week of summer vacation. I wasn’t sure what to expect, exactly, but I assumed it would involve some combination of sleeping in (it didn’t) and extreme heat (it did).

But. In exciting first-week-of-summer news, I got to see this:

An early advance copy of Fracture.

Okay, so, this is the back of said early advance copy. There’s no cover yet, but it has my name, and the book name, and the publisher’s name, and the publication date.

Which, for the record, is January 3, 2012

This is really just more evidence to support my theory that Time is Weird, because winter and snow and New Year’s seem ridiculously far away, but suddenly, January 3rd seems really, really soon.

Go figure.

And I can’t wait to share the cover.

Because I saw a preview.

And I love it.

But anyway, back in the Time is Weird category, I’m about to turn 30. Chronologically and stuff, it makes sense. I mean, I’m 29, and before that I was 28, and I do have, like, 2 kids, and they keep getting older, too. So it seems kind of normal. Except my mom keeps FREAKING OUT about it and will randomly shout, “Oh my God, I have a 30-year-old kid!” Just in case I didn’t realize. Yeah, I get it. Thanks, Mom.

But it occurs to me that there’s no getting around the fact that I’m really, for real, an adult now. And maybe I should, like, try not to say like so much in my blog posts.

I promise to try.

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Reader Comments (11)

I stopped keeping track after 29. Except I had a kickass second 29th birthday party involving t -shirts, a party bus, and my roommate from college telling my colleagues embarrassing stories about me.
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill Wheeler
I plead the 5th on age.
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershelli
so cool! both the book and the date and the getting older (seriously my thirties have been so much awesomer than my twenties...when I get a chance to blog, that's first on my list of things to write about, lol!)! :)
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElissa J. Hoole
I still haven't accepted that I turned 30 this year. Every time I think of that age to describe myself, it feels weird. Like some kind of joke someone's playing on me.

Awesome about the great cover! And w00t ARCs!
June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShana Silver
Elissa -- I'm so glad the 30's have been awesome! I'm in agreement. Okay, I'm only on day 2, but so far, so good...

Shana -- YES, it feels like some weird joke of the universe! I'm pretty sure I'm 18. Maybe 20. Okay, 25 tops....

Shelli -- You're 25, right?

Jill -- Dude, sounds awesome!
June 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Miranda
Squee! ARCs! Too be revealed covers!!!!! And yes, Time Is Weird, I heartily agree. And now with a six-year-old in two, I always get carded. I reached to pull out my ID the other day when I was buying some wine, and the clerk was like "Oh I knew you were old enough." AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahem, I mean, I'm glad I'm a grown up now with the wisdom... and stuff :)
June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Anastasiu
Heather! I know that feeling! I'm always like, "Hey, wait, don't you need my ID?" And the teenager behind the register will be like, "Um, no?"
Oh, right. I'm THIRTY.
June 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Miranda
I hopped over from Goodreads to express my excitement about your upcoming book! :) I read the synopsis and sounds freakin' amazing! Can't wait! Please let me know once you'll have the cover so that I could do a Cover Reveal on my blog! And if you'd like to an interview and/or a guest post, please give me a shout! I'd be happy to welcome you to my blog!!! :)

Cheers!
June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvie
Thank you so much, Evie! I'm going to send you an email :)
June 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Miranda
I just discovered your blog and I love this post, especially your mom's reaction! I also have to remind myself how time works, because I tend to react with shock/mockery when my slightly-older-than-me husband reaches age milestones (I still remember shouting "You're 25 - that's a quarter of a century old!") only to reach them myself less than 2 years later. Oops. He'll turn 30 next year and I must remember to control myself.

Most importantly, CONGRATS on the book!
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillian
Thanks, Jillian! Oh, and I totally do the same thing to my husband, who is 2.5 years older than me....only to grumble 2.5 years later when I reach the same milestone.... Ah, time.
July 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Miranda

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