Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Release Date! Happy Beltane!

I just got word from my editor that my release date has been moved up for marketing and publicity reasons. So, move aside July 1, 2010 - May 1, 2010 is my new release date!

It's weird that I can be both elated and nauseous at the same time.

Ever superstitious, I was a bit worried about “mayday” being a distress signal. So I googled it and found it’s just the mispronunciation of the French “m'aidez”(come help me). That aside, I like being released on May Day. It's a holdover from the Celtic celebration of Beltane, especially nice since much of the book takes place in Scotland. I might even have a bonfire in Lithia Park on Beltane Eve to celebrate! Because there are also some ancient Indian connections in the book, I had to also check out the Jyotiṣa calendar and 1/5/10 and indeed, it’s one of the few auspicious days in May 2010—at least according to Vedic Astrology, with which I am temporarily preferring to side on this matter.

PS – Let’s not tell my editor about any of this. It may make me seem crazy. Or crazier, depending on his current assessment of me...

Sláinte!

14 comments:

Jennie Englund said...

That's SO exciting! You'll be holding that brand new baby, with its new baby smell and everything, in your arms in less than a year!

Congratulations!

Kimberly Derting said...

OMG, congrats, Christie!!!! That is SUCH exciting news!

Anna Claire said...

Holy crap, it's almost here! You definitely need to throw an awesome party. And post pics so we can virtually celebrate with you.

Barbara Slaton said...

I just got chills!
This is so great -- I'm so proud of you, kiddo :)

Steve Brezenoff said...

While I am glad you're pleased, I am saddened to have lost my release-date buddy.

But woot for finished books sooner, to be sure.

jberk said...

Hurray! We don't have to wait as long as once thought! Suddenly it feels very soon. I don't think that simultaneous elation & nausea is in fact weird. It's every day life for me!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay! I'm totally excited to read it!

Christy Raedeke said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm still freaking out a bit.

Steve, I predict you will be moved up. Either way, you're not getting out of the SCBWI panel!

Little Ms J said...

May is such a great month! Yay for you and your Taurus baby. It will be very grounded and well-liked. :)

Irene Latham said...

It's going to be the best May Day EVER! Happy for you!!

BJW said...

Great news. Good for you. Except for the nausea, I hope that goes away REAL soon.

Looking forward to enjoying your story.
Cheers

tonya said...

Just as I was thinking - jesus, people are going to think she is crazy...you typed that very thing......But then, the people reading this have already embraced your craziness.

Hardygirl said...

Oooo!! What fun! It's like your doc telling you he missed your due date by a month.

So exciting!

sf

Suzanne Young said...

I'm so glad you got bumped! They know you're going to be HOT STUFF!