This past couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing a new and heady feeling of, oh, how should I say it…forward momentum? Helium-like ascension? Foggy-headed stupefaction? Things feel like they’ve been changing, yo! For example, for the very first time in my life I can say that I, Mike Jung, accomplished crazypants and semi-pro nincompoop, appear on a webpage listing the clients of a literary agency – the Erin Murphy Literary Agency client webpage, to be exact. HOW COOL IS THAT? That’s some pretty groovy stuff, babies.
Then I got this ARC sent to me by Julia Rozines Devillers – it’s called MINDBLIND, and it’s by Jennifer Roy, who is Julia’s twin sister! I find it tremendously pleasing that there are twin sister authors out there, doing their thing, dominating the cosmos with their MG and YA books. I find it even more tremendously pleasing (Is that a real way to phrase something? I’m suddenly having a brain cramp here) that one of the awesome twin sister authors sent me an ARC of the other twin sister’s novel. If you didn’t know, BTW, Julia once hung out with Mr. T for some kind of freelance assignment way back in the day, although I can’t find the photographic evidence right at this moment. It hasn’t been that long since I received my very first-ever ARC, so the thrill hasn’t yet gone. Plus, Eric Luper endorses this book, and Sarah Darer Littman actually blurbed it, so you know it’s gotta be a quality read. AND IT”S MINE ALL MINE MWAHA! MWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
*slaps self in face*
Pardon me, that was undignified. Finally, last but not least, the winner of my recent Mike-Empties-Out-His-Bookshelves contest is Jodi Moore! Huzzah, Jodi! Go back to that blog post and take your pick of all the books on that list, and I’ll ship ’em out to you using the cheapest, most glacially slow shipping option available to me…
Onward, fellow pilgrims. What lies ahead for our hero? Well, revisions, for one. Sending said revision to my agent. And maybe, just maybe, before too long, my maiden voyage into the uncharted waters of *gasp* editor submissions. How terribly, terribly exciting, for me anyway, if not for you. GEEZ, WHY AREN’T YOU EXCITED FOR ME? Show some compassion, for crying out loud.