Chuffed, and a little bit sad.

February 16th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

MillhousebookSo, I just finished my new novel, the one I’ve been picking at for the last eight years. I want to eat a whole cake by myself. Not just because I’m excited to have finished the book. But because I just discovered that the name of my main character was used in another teen novel that was just recently released. Which means I need some dessert therapy.

What am I going to do?

Eat cake and find a new name, of course. But I was crushed when I made this discovery. I’d lived with that character’s name for so long, it was a part of me. How can I replace it?

I’ve been searching, searching, searching, trying to find something suitable. But it took me two years just to come up with a new title for the book, which I only did because my editor didn’t like the original one. I don’t have that kind of time anymore. I need to come up with a name, fast.

Anyway, my OTHER new book – the one that took 15 years – is coming out in May. Did I mention that? It’s called Millhouse. It’s a dream come true. Another milestone achieved. I illustrated this one, inside and out. And it’s a hardcover. Now all I need is to sell the movie rights and the fantasy will be complete. Heehee!

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