This Week

Friends? I'm a little tired.

Good tired, so I've got nothing to complain about. But late nights and early mornings of emailing/talking with my editor have me a little kaleidoscope-eyed.

A few things, because I miss posting here.

1. New people, and longtime visitors, if I talk your ear off somewhat incoherently over the next week, please excuse me. Kelly and Rebecca, thank you for your patience. I'm fairly enthusiastic by nature, but the number of exclamation points I've used this week is off the charts and inexcusable.

2. The Monty and Gomery posts below are VERY interesting to me on the back end. Which guy do you think is getting more clicks? And do you think I just gave the answer away by asking that?

3. Chiara, as always, your comments are delightful and informative. I can't wait to reply to them all, probably next week. Wilfairians, if you missed it, our own language expert and great cook posted some Brussels sprout recipes in a comments thread. Definitely the time of year for that kind of yummy, in my opinion.

4. Everyone who has replied about the thank you section of "Stay Awhile" is officially in the book! I love looking at that paragraph. It took all my mettle not to put ♥♥♥♥♥ and sparkles and kittens around each of your names.

5. Bess told me a song on "Travelers in Time and Space" by The Apples in Stereo reminded her of "Wilfair." I was unfamiliar with it but now have been listening to the album a lot, because, funny enough, the sound is similar to ELO, one of my favorite bands and the music I listened to while writing the first two books. Coincidence? Anyway, "Travelers..." will always remind me of the edit period for this third book. It's whimsical, fuzzy-hearted music with a strong sci-fi streak.

Here's my husband's favorite song from the album. Video cracks me up.


Anonymous said...

I don't think a single one of us would have opposed sparkles, hearts, or kittens ;)


Kelly said...

I've never heard of The Apples in Stereo before, but that song is great, and that beard is majestic! Off to find the album immediately

Wilfair Book said...

Erika: That might be a plan!

Kelly: "Majestic" is the exact word for that beard! I love beards. I've been scheming how I can give one of the motel guys a beard since page 10 of "Wilfair," basically.

And right there is another reason I'm writing slightly older than YA: The higher frequency of beards.

It's a great album. Bess, by the way, is one of the blog ladies here; she has excellent taste in a lots of stuff. The Apples in Stereo song she said reminded her of "Wilfair" is "Dream About the Future." Which, in a strange turnabout, now reminds me of the books.

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