Guess what, guys? It’s done. TIME BETWEEN US is officially done. As in, about to be printed and bound and get a gorgeous new cover, done. Done.

Did I mention the cover? Hours after I turned in my final copyedits my editor surprised me with a sneak peek. She swore me to secrecy, but I can say this: I’m so in love with it, I instantly made it my iPhone wallpaper. So if you see me on the street and you want a sneak peek of your own, just grab my phone and run.

I’m so excited about all the “nexts”: the cover (oooohhh), jacket copy (ahhhhh), and interior pages (gorgeous….). I’m just giddy thinking about how it’s all going to come together and morph into this real live book.

But now that it’s over, I think I’ll miss this stage a bit. I’ve loved so many things about the revision process, especially working with my editor who is just so brilliant and fun and supportive, and totally gets this book. But I’ve been writing this one thing for three years now, and I’m ready to move on to a new adventure.

I’m so excited about my next project. I can’t talk about it yet, but I spent much of November writing like a crazy person and I admit, I’m a bit obsessed with my second book. We totally missed each other while I was back in the editing cave. It kept knocking on the glass from inside my computer screen and waving at me. I’d wave back, blow it a kiss, and promise to return soon. And next week, after a long vacation with my family, we have some big dates planned. Just the two of us, some snacks, and a killer playlist.

So there you have it. TIME BETWEEN US is done. Unchangeable. Complete. And now I get to move on to all the fun “nexts” and be more public about the book and all the cool things that are happening. I can’t wait to share every step.

Guess what else? In two days it’ll finally be 2012, and The Apocalypsies are going to keep you reading non-stop! We’re so excited. Are you ready?

It’s going to be a great year. Happy 2012, everyone!

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