Saturday, February 18, 2006

You Are What You Love...

Hello my little zabagliones...

The state of the Manning at this time on a Saturday is hungover and aching. We had a little Ellegirl reunion last night, which incidentally was probably one of the happiest periods of my life when I was shut in a room for six months, with some of my favourite people in the world, working on the first issue. There was much wine and reminiscing last night and I remember managing to set fire to the leather wallet that the check came in but after that it's all a blur. Then this morning I started on the running machine and weight reps at the gym and am in a thousand agonies. I'm fit for nothing, I tell you. Nothing!

So, I want to thank dreamer, Natasha, Stacey, Ellie, mutilated_bliss (I hope that's not your real name!) and Le-anne for being so effusive in your praise of Let's Get Lost. I'm still getting a real kick out of seeing it on the shelves in the various bookshops I've been in to and then re-arranging it into a more prominent position. I think all authors do that and if they say they don't, then they have to be lying!

Stacey - I know there are glitches on the microsite but thank you for pointing that one out because it had escaped me. They promise that they're working to fix it.

Le-anne - I think Nina meant to post your wonderful review at my microsite, although the automated star-letter thingy doesn't seem to be working.

Princess-rosie - Gosh I can't even remember what I was listeneing to when I wrote LGL. But I was definitely listening to Broken Social Scene's You Forgot It In People, which is why Anthems For The Seventeen Year Old Girl because the theme tune for the book. I was listening to a lot of emo stuff though; Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse etc. Seth Cohen and I share the same record collection.

girl-with-the-the-most-cake - I was planning to give away a couple of signed copies of the book but now I'm hoping to get a couple of promo items from my publishers instead, which you won't be able to buy in the shop. Watch this space! And I got spoiled for this series of ANTM so I know who wins. Glad it wasn't that awful pageant girl who refused to cut her hair or Lisa who bugs me in a really special way. You're getting the new series this week, which I'm so jealous about!

lady_julieanne - I posted the CDs on Thursday night so they should be turning up imminently. And I'll let graceofmyheart go but I know for a fact that anyone who has the email cutiesnowgirl has to have got it from DOAC because it was an obscure in-joke between me and my friend, Sarah. Kinda funny though!

Nothing much else to report because my brain is really not working like it should. But I've finished full-time work for the time being so I can get up at nine every morning and on Monday I start my next book. I hope I can tell you a bit more next time I post.

Be good

Sarra x

8 comments:

Paint_box_pastel said...

aw, poor you. i hate working out, you sweat loads but nothing reallt comes out of it! Hope yur aches go away soon!

Paint_box_pastel said...

can i just ask who or what Emily Strange is???

ladyjulianne said...

I got the CD today!

But I can't listen to it :( My speakers blew the fuse yesterday (completely randomly, I switched off the computer, went to the library to check my e-mail and when I got back they weren't working) so I'll have to wait until my dad comes by later with the fuse to fix it. I do kind of know how to change the fuse myself, but I don't have a fuse and I don't think they sell them anywhere in New Cross *looks out window for electricals shop* No, they don't!

Anyway, thanks a lot, I look forward to listening to it later :) And then trying to explain to my flatmates who you are and why I still read teen fiction :\ well I am a teen for another year and 5 days, including today...

PennyLane said...

Hey sarra. you are definitely right about lisa but i hated that other girl who always called her an alchoholic more. god that girl was annoying. about your site though, i tried to download a preview chapter of let's get lost and my computer wants to open it as an itune. so i haven't read it yet *tears* also will there be any preview chapters of DOAC?? looking forward to whatever contests you hold! *buhbyes* Sara XOXO ~ www.thehotelcalifornia.blogspot.com ~

Paint_box_pastel said...

what is your new book going to be about???????????

Paint_box_pastel said...

I love Belle and Sebastian!!!!!!!!!!!

josiewhiting1 said...

Yayyy, I just got home from a ski trip to find your CD! Delighted! Thanks you. I spent ages explainign who you were to my mum, nan and boyfriend. Finally i have managed to banish my younger brother from the computer so i could listen to it.

Hope your Ok and Thanks again!

Josie xXx

josiewhiting1 said...

Yayyyy! I just got home from my skiiing trip to find the CD! Thanks you ! Ive finally managed to banish my brother form the computer so i can listen to it and i love it.

Hope your ok and thanks again

Josie xxx