I’ve decided that for Friday Snippets tomorrow, I’m going to post one complete tool from the ones I’ve finished. Furthermore, I’m going to let you folks pick which tool. The tool I post will still be in unedited first draft, and will therefore still be subject to the usual typos, spellos, bad writing, worse writing, and plastic surgery by pen come revision time. But even in their current shape, all the existing tools are entirely workable.
Everything that has just the name of the tool is in the When Things Are Going Well section. Those with the word Awake preceding the tool name are in the When Things Go Splat section.
Voting won’t close until I’m ready to post the snippet tomorrow–sometime between 10 AM and 3 PM or so. If you’re not sure when you’ll be back here, vote early.
FINAL RESULTS BELOW 12:17, Apr. 13, 2007
Nandini–Thanks for letting me know. I’m so very glad you liked it. I love the book, but I’m afraid it’s going to disappear. The local Booksamillion, our big bookstore, didn’t even get it in, and doesn’t plan to. Not sure if that’s chain-wide, but it ain’t good.
Way Cool, Holly! I feel like I’m in that Mervyn’s commercial from a few years back, and the woman was standing with her nose pressed up against the glass, saying “Open. Open. Open.” Only instead I’m chanting “Hurry. Hurry. Hurry.”
So. I had a day off yesterday, so I went to Borders, picked up Night Echoes, came back home and read it all in one sitting by the window as it snowed outside in the dark.
You had me hooked from page 1, what a concept! It got even creepier, of course, when it turned out Emma wasn’t even “normal”-sleepwalking (don’t want to give anything away, but suffice to say that scene where Mike saw her was a definite turning point). I also loved the scene with Cara and the doll.
It was fun to later go back and fit all the pieces together that you hadn’t explicitly done for us, for example, realising that there’s probably something more to Certain People’s avoidance of Certain Other People (shudder).
A great read, Holly. Kudos!
I’m looking forward to reading whhatever snippet is posted. Thanks Holly!
By the way, Barnes & Noble sent me an email stating that your new book, “Night Echoes”, is now available. I have purchased some of your books from there, so I guess that is why the email was sent.
Thought you should know.