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Three years, ten months, and twenty-eight days from when the Year of the Chick blog began…the full-length novel spin-off is actually…officially…FOR SALE!
I don’t have much to add to this post except an Internet smile and my own giddiness. I don’t even care if anyone buys it (well…a few of you can buy it, that would be cool). What I care about is that in 2008, when I was blogging about a quest to find a man (jokingly of course, I’m not desperate or anything…HAHAHA!), I only thought about turning it into a book as a far off, unicorn-like notion.
Well now I’m going to ride this unicorn bitch into the sunset.
The fictional tale of “Year of the Chick” is ideal for anybody who’s ever felt out of place, or ever met a creep-face at a bar, or ever tried searching for love. In other words it’s mass appeal, but with never-before-seen kind of moments (like a tea-time family set up for arranged marriage doom). The story also includes some facts of life from the modern world we live in (like talking to a stranger on the Internet…and hoping he’s not a pedophile).
Now that this monster of a project is released, it feels like I just had a baby, except it’s measured in kilobytes instead of kilograms (PS: it will be measured in pages by December 1st, when the paperback version is released!). Unlike a real baby though, my e-book hasn’t triggered a never-ending flow of lactation (or any lactation at all, to be clear—is this making you uncomfortable?).
So yeah, this diapered e-book baby is MINE, but if you want, it can also be yours as well.
“Year of the Chick” is book one in a trilogy. Book two is already complete in the form of a screenplay, which in the 2011 season has made it to the semi-finals or better in FIVE different screenplay competitions! (more details in the info section of my Facebook Author Page). All of this means that 2012 will be the year of: turning a screenplay into a novel, releasing book two, and writing book three. Completion of these tasks will require a shit-ton of hours dedicated to writing in 2012. With a full-time job. No biggie.
Please wish me luck in my continued quest to live two lives, for as long as I have to keep doing that!
Important shout-out: I’d like to plant an open-mouthed kiss of gratitude on my Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop. This old clunker got me through two hundred (and one) blog posts, two separate book attempts I eventually shelved, the creation and completion of a full-length novel, the creation and completion of a humor essays novel, and one full screenplay (and lots of porn…just kidding). I’m not even annoyed that in the last two months my laptop took it upon itself to randomly die repeatedly at least three times a week, forcing me to save my novel every thirty seconds in the final stages of completion. Not to mention that the battery is completely fried. I’m not pissed at you at all, Toshiba A100, but I will throw you out the window in the very near future, paying no mind to the bystander’s head you smash into.
Which brings me to my other important quest for 2012: save up my pennies for a MacBook Pro!
PS: thank you to anyone who ever read the various versions of my blog since 2007, and anyone who ever encouraged me on this path to publication!
Details for “Year of the Chick:”
E-book will be available by December 1st for: iTunes, Barnes & Noble Nook, & Sony Reader
Paperback (!!!) will be available by December 1st
Cool. Don’t be talked into a Air…you want a Mac Pro. The Air books are too sensitive.
Thanks for the MacBook tip and congrats! 🙂 apparently a new MacBook pro is coming out in March…but can my rickety old laptop last ’til then? THAT is the question…
You can definitely count on me to buy the paperback version! And in favor of Macs, I’ll just say I’d marry mine if it were socially acceptable (there’s an idea for a book). And I don’t know about the Airs, but I have a Macbook Pro.
Rachel I really like the idea of marrying a Mac as well 😉 Can’t wait to get mine in 2012! PS: the paperback version is out! But I’ll talk about it on my FB page a bit later, when hopefully the Canadian version is available too 😉
Holy crap this is so cool. I know someone (but not really) whose blog I read turned into a book. Congratulations! And I’ll be on the lookout for the paperback for sure.
It’s so good to hear from you! 🙂 Hope all is well, and thanks for supporting your old blogger friend 😉
I can’t wait to read it. And YAY for the Macbook. You’ll love it!
Hopefully it will arrive before Christmas! 🙂
You have TWO BOOKS out there? I can’t even publish one and you’re laying waste to the literary world with a double shot of girly madness?
You ARE a machine!
I have two more that I’ll for sure complete, because you know, I can’t let everyone else have all the fun! (and agony…oh the writing agony and lack of sleep…)
I LOVED “year of the chick”! When i started reading it on my nook I couldnt put it down, finished it in one day. I am sooo looking forward to book 2 coming out, I will be waiting (but not patiently!), I just liked your facebook page so I will be checking in a lot.
Hi Sandie, thanks for visiting my blog and joining my FB page! I will keep people updated on my progress for the sequel on that page, and believe me I’ll scream about it when it’s done! (hoping for a Sept release date). Also, I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! I’ve heard several people now tell me they read the book in one day, no small feat as it’s nearly 300 pages in print, that’s so cool! I hope that means the prose was very readable 😉
Romi!!!! your book inspired me to the tip of my nerves!!(please don’t judge my biology knowledge) I just finished reading it today…
As I went through the last chapter, I knew I had to have a blog of my own( to turn it into a novel someday.. fingers crossed!) and hunt down Romi Moondi to let her know that she is totally inspiring for whimsical, shy “wannna be” writers like me…! So here I am with a brand new account on wordpress dreaming about becoming a writer some day..!
Thank you so much!!
This is so amazing to hear; I’m honoured to be an inspiration, and it’s so great to hear you opened the wordpress account (and have kept going, according to your most recent comment ;-)). Awesome!
I just barely got the book (even though its been out a while) and i liked it alot! I was so excited to get onto book 2…that i finished it in 2 days! Keep on writing girl!
Wow, thanks for reading Margaret, and I will definitely keep on writing! 🙂