Jessica Day George

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sequelitis

Ladies and Gentlecars . . . I mean, gentlemen! (I've watched Pixar's Cars every day for the past two weeks with my son, you'll have to excuse me.) I have finished the sequel to Dragon Slippers, tentatively titled Dragon Helm. All I have to do now is show it to my agent, see what she thinks, make any changes she thinks would help, send it to my editor, begin the long editing process, and voila! In about two years we'll have a finished book! So those of you who are thinking, Hey, where's the sequel to Dragon Slippers? (You know who you are, you've been emailing me!) Worry no more! Sometime in 2009 you'll have your sequel. Unless, of course, either my agent or editor hates it so much that I have to scrap the whole thing. . . .

9 comments:

Nikki said...

Congrats! Every finished draft is such a major accomplishment, especially the draft that's ready to send off.

Megan said...

Whoo hoo!!! That's great! But it doesn't make me all that happy because I know my children are going to start asking any day now how long it will be before your next book! They are loving Dragon Slippers! And they think it is so cool that they know you. When Pippin came into the picture, they couldn't believe it. They love Pippin! And I can definitely relate to the Cars thing. We watched it everyday for a full month after Christmas. Yikes!

Malissa Arnold said...

YAY! thanks for telling us! Great job on "giving birth" to another manuscript! It has to be rough and a rush all at once!

Keep up the good work!

Cayenne said...

Dragon Slippers came in the mail yesterday. I stayed up until 11:30pm reading it (which is late for me.) I stuck Caleb in front of the tv this afternoon so I could finish it. In other words, I loved it. My favorite parts were the Jessica-isms like how her cousins would go to the caves with their "swains to conoodle" or "Well, la for him!" Very cool and I am so proud that I know the author! Thanks for a great book. It's one I was very glad I bought. I also like the website with Creel's dress and the dogs. I can't wait for the sequel and I really can't wait for Black Wool Chain.

crazibookgirl said...

Can't wait till the sequel comes out! I just read "Dragon Slippers" and fell in love with the book. Hope both your agent and editor likes the sequel. sigh, 2009 is so long to wait.

elena said...

i cant wait too start reading the sequel!!!!
i absaloutly adored the first one.

alla said...

i completey loved your book though i do wish that the sequel came out sooner though you do need your time. by the way i am just wondering, Does Creel and Luka get married because they look like a fine couple
Alla

Elizabeth Jane said...

i think your book was amazing and i cant wait for the next one even though it will come out much later. when i gotyour book it was about 6pm and i stayed up till 2:30am reading it !!!! it was just too good!
well i have too go too dinner with my parents sister and brother. i hope we make it too the TUBE in time too get to the reaturant which is somwhere the park here in london.
by the way what day and month in the sequel coming out in 2009 and WHY did the americans front cover have to be cooler than our cover its just unfair hmmf! o well bye.

liddy said...

YAY!