Thursday, December 07, 2006

JENNY: Coming in 2007

You may have noticed that this blog is, well, erratic. We tend to lurch about, then disappear, then come back for awhile. But now we have A Plan.

Yes, I know we've had those before, but this is a real plan, one we've showed to Mollie who will hold us to it and we're afraid of Mollie, so we'll be following it. On January 1, Well Behaved will be moving into the Miss Fortunes web space and the beginnings of its new look. The website won't be up yet, but Mollie will have seen the cover (we haven't seen it yet, we told you we'd show it to you as soon as we got it, didn't we?) and begun the very basics of the design and the new blog will reflect that. And along with that is a regular posting schedule. No, really, one of us will post every week. And if the one scheduled to post doesn't, the others will come on here and make fun of her. Or something.

So in January we're going to talk about our characters, Eileen about Dee, Krissie about Lizzie, and me about Mare and Xan.

In February, we're going to talk about what took us by surprise while we were writing them because we all were caught flatfooted by some of the things that happened while we wrote.

In March, we'll post the first four POVs from the book, Mare, Lizzie, Dee, and Xan in that order. Yes, I'm sure. Everybody's on board with me this time. It's a go.

In April, we'll talk about the men in the book, some of whom survive to the end.

In May, we'll talk about the magic and the problems that caused us in writing.

In June we'll talk about Salem's Fork and the fun we had writing that, Eileen especially, who called the paper there the New Fork Tines. June will also see the website debut with more excerpts on it each week so that when the book comes out in July, you'll be slavering for it. We are not subtle people. We're exploiting you mercilessly. We want you to know that up front.

And in July when The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes finally hits the bookstores, we'll go back to our usual random posting as we start doing booksignings at RWA National and wandering around cluelessly again.

But really. We have a plan.

10 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

There's a lot to look forward to in 2007. This is so cool!

December 08, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

It boggles the mind, all of the things you are planning on doing in 2007! I really don't know how you find the time to do all of it, I really don't.

Some time next year promise me that you will find a nice sunny beach with a few palm trees on it, a pitcher of margaritas, a comfortable lounge chair, and NO INTERNET CONNECTION for at least a week--you really deserve the time to pamper yourself!!

Looking forward to all of the great stuff coming our way--can't wait!

December 08, 2006 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Louis said...

Hey, look at all the stuff that I have to look forward to read. Then the book is out. 2007 is looking to be a good year for reading.

December 09, 2006 3:27 PM  
Blogger orangehands said...

exploit us, exploit us!

that sounds so wonderful. you all are the best! (and thanks for talking them into the povs, Jenny).

December 09, 2006 5:11 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

Plans are good. Now that I know the CB and UMF Blog Plans, I can plan my BLurker Schedule. And my CReader Schedule.

I agree with Orangehands...

exploit us! exploit us!

(Are we slavering enough yet?)

December 10, 2006 8:27 AM  
Anonymous micki said...

Oooh! I can't wait! I think it is *so* nice for authors to offer to help fill the time for us readers while we're waiting for books to work their way through the publisher's pipeline.

And this sounds like such an interesting plan, too! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

December 10, 2006 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

"And in July when The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes finally hits the bookstores, we'll go back to our usual random posting as we start doing booksignings at RWA National and wandering around cluelessly again"

OK, fine. When are you going to do another book together ? ;)

December 12, 2006 10:59 AM  
Blogger McB said...

"We're exploiting you mercilessly. We want you to know that up front. "

Works for me.

December 13, 2006 1:45 PM  
Anonymous wapakwoman said...

2007 cannot come soon enough! Lots of great reading out there for us.

Are the 3 of you going to LTD? Won't BOB be jealous?

We'll keep an eye on the blogs and TRY to be "well behaved at all times."

December 14, 2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger orangehands said...

i'm with jill. is there another book together in the future? (go on, say yes, it wont ruin the surprise)

December 15, 2006 1:40 PM  

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