At a party yesterday afternoon, a friend asked about my book. Five-year-old F was with me, and he helpfully fielded the question. After a cursory reference to The Day-Glo Brothers, he then began breaking down his favorite parts of S.V.T., a book that won’t even be published for another year.
This morning, I asked nine-year-old S to tell it to me straight: You and your brother are more excited about the second book than you are the first one, aren’t you? His answer: Yep.
Who would have thought that the new could wear off my publishing debut less than eight years after I started working on it?
I think it’s a kid thing. In August, while I’m trying to eek out the last bit of rapidly waning summer, the kids start to talk about snow and want to get the sleds out of storage and start getting them ready. Right after Christmas, they move on to spring, and start sorting through the camping stuff.
Time moves fast enough for me as it is, so this makes me very, very dizzy.
Your kids are great marketers of your book. They’re already getting people interested in your future books. Can’t get any better than that!
I’m working on a SVT countdown widget for my browser myself.