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Awake
« on: September 23, 2004, 11:11:41 AM »
Just as an update, I talked to my editor yesterday, and she has two snippets of good news:

1) Due to the fact that this is the first of a series, the audio version may be unabridged.  (May be unabridged.  It's not certain yet.)

2) The release date has been moved up to January.  That makes the schedule tighter, but I don't mind at all.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 07:05:04 PM »
January?  Dang.  Have you even finished rewriting it yet?
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Re: Awake
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2004, 07:08:24 PM »
All editing should be finished in two and a half weeks, and then it's off to typeset.  I still have no cover, or even official approval on the cover, but I'm not complaining.  Yet.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2004, 10:56:22 PM »
That's a pretty fast turnaround. Our turnaround at TOKYOPOP is pretty short, too. December books get sent to press next week (so proofs come after that).
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Re: Awake
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2004, 05:16:28 PM »
Hum.  My book's coming out in May, and they're worried that we're not going to have enough time.  And it's already in the copyediting stage.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2004, 08:39:21 PM »
For one thing, your book is four or five times longer than mine.  I'm sure that adds to the time.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 12:20:10 AM »
It's odd, HoM, but at a family dinner yesterday, my sister started talking about your book.  Apparently she has an editor friend (oh shoot, are you with Covenant or Deseret Book? My sister used to be a reader for which ever one you're with) and her friend was talking about how you are one of the up and rising writers.  It was odd to hear someone talking about you who wasn't with the TWG group.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004, 07:58:50 AM »
Yet somehow quite satisfying, eh?
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Re: Awake
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2004, 11:54:42 AM »
Well that pleases me to no end.  It's little things like that that make me all giddy inside.

Incidentally, I talked to the managing editor yesterday, and they proposed a title to me: Wake Me When It's Over.

What do you guys think?  I've gotten some negative comments, and a few positive ones as well.  Personally, I'm not sure where I stand.  I always get defensive when people mess with my baby, so I'm not sure how objective I am here.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2004, 12:52:47 PM »
"Awake" sounds pretty uhm... cheesy. Like you're writing self help pseudo-sociology for Mormon women dissatisfied with their lives.

Wake Me When it's Over is more true to your writing style.

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Re: Awake
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2004, 03:33:15 PM »
Possibly, but it's also very lame. I'm sure that I account for most of the bad comments he's received, because I think it's pretty awful name. My favorite is his original, Conspiracy Fact.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2004, 03:35:23 PM »
hrm.... I think there should be a poll:

"What should be the title of HoM's next book?"

-Awake
-Wake Me When It's Over
-Conspiracy Fact
-Ginger Rogers, ca. 1936
-Ninja Monkeys
-SE is super cool

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Re: Awake
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2004, 03:37:33 PM »
Hey, Ginger might actually win that one. :)
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Re: Awake
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2004, 12:20:33 AM »
"Wake Me When It's Over" sounds like a comedy of errors. Is it?

"Awake" could be any bestseller seen in an airport bookstore, by Dean Koontz or even Stephen King.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2004, 01:21:15 AM »
I've been against 'Awake' ever since you mentioned it to me.  You want to build reader consistency at this point in your career--get readers coming back.  'Awake' makes me think of something completely different than what I read before.

It's also the name of the J-dub's version of the Ensign.  

The name they came up with is cheesy, but so was 'On Second Thought.'  It resonates.
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