(that is the biggest font available, fyi)
I just got chills.
BECAUSE UNIVERSAL PICTURES HAS OPTIONED
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE!!!!
(Yep, still the biggest font.)
*flails, pops champagne, throws confetti, gets confused and throws champagne while drinking confetti, which by the way, does not go down easy. Kack.*
[a little silent space ...]
Honestly, I do not know what to say or how to say it. I feel dream-drunk, like so many good things are piling up that my life has become this surrealist landscape -- and now the Universal globe is part of my landscape. Part of my life. [*tremor of spastic glee*] I came up with an official statement and stuff, and it's been extremely odd seeing it crop up here and there like I am somebody to quote, and maybe I should be careful what I say and try to sound professional and not like somebody who accidentally drinks imaginary confetti on her blog, but really. (Pretty please don't anyone quote me sounding dorky.)
I. Am so. Excited.
(I am also holding-my-breath relieved, because Clementine has a little cough and is so far sleeping pretty well, unlike last night, so wish us luck!)
But back to excitement. Okay. A few years ago my whole family went to the Grand Canyon. My sister was getting her PhD in Arizona so we were all there together and it was a perfect opportunity. And when I stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and looked out ... it was weird. It didn't look real at all. Like, the depth ... My eyes and my brain were having this argument that went something like this:
Eyes: It's real.
Brain: I really don't think so ...
Eyes: Yeah. It is.
Brain: I remain unconvinced.
Eyes: Trust me. I'm standing right here.
Brain: But it looks like a painting.
Eyes: I'M STANDING RIGHT HERE.
Brain: Definitely a painting. A really big painting.
Eyes: IT'S REAL!
And so on. Anyway, I kind of feel like that right now, trying to process the hugeness, and also having this experience of meeting studio executives for the first time in my life and discovering that not only are they real people, they are really really nice down-to-earth people with really really cool creative jobs that they love. At least, that was my impression, a wonderful impression. In fact, when I was at Book Soup in West Hollywood on my book tour, one of the Universal executives was in the front row and had such a warm, friendly face that I found myself addressing her a lot as I talked. Of course, I had no idea then who she was, and it was very cool to find out!
This is all new to me, so I don't know what happens now, but I will let you know!
Meanwhile, here is the official press release from Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life:
Thank you, Entertainment Weekly!
And thank you, MTV's Hollywood Crush for the totally awesome announcement!
(If you want to see their early ideas for Karou, it's HERE.
Of course, it's way too early to be playing this game, but it's a fun game :-)
Of course: THANK YOU, UNIVERSAL PICTURES!
At the end of the day, the biggest imaginable thanks are for my wonderful agent, Jane Putch, who is not a typical literary agent, but also my manager, life-changer and friend. THANK YOU!
So there it is. Whew. Man o man. Incidentally, my birthday is one week from today. Could there be a better present?? :-)
(Eee, and there's Clementine coughing :-(. *hits publish; dashes away*)
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Oh hi, I'm back. C is sleeping again, and I remembered something:
Voting ends 12:01 am Dec 17, so you have 24 hours. #TEAMKAROU!