Sunday, February 3, 2013
It struck me that being asked for an "official quote" is probably like being asked to sing on TV when what you're used to is singing in the shower. When someone's excited about some discussion we're having here about Sammy, what appears in the comments is always so enthused and fresh and real. Like singing in the shower! Nobody cares about misspellings or syntax or structure. La-la-la! It just comes out!
But when I asked for something official, it seemed that for some you, nerves came into play. (Or maybe self-consciousness, or the "importance" of it, or worrying about grammar, or all of those combined!)
So if you haven't sent something in yet (or want to send something else in), just write it like you're talking to your best friend. About Sammy, about Cammy, about the series, about whatever. Sing like you're singing in the shower! Don't worry about anything. Just let it out. And forget about the "one or two sentence" thing. If it's okay with you that I pull out (what I think are) the gems, write as much as you want! (Here's the e-mail where to send: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Moving on down the line...
I had a conference call last week about Random House's upcoming Sammy Keyes Facebook page. And going into the call I was kind of bummed because sammykeyes.com was supposed to have been updated by the end of January and when I went there pre-phone call, it still said that Cold Hard Cash was the latest Sammy and...well, you get the picture.
But my mood did a quick U-turn when I found out that Random House has folded the content of the old sites (Shredderman, The Gecko & Sticky, etc.) into this one. There are still a few tweaks to be made (like the various other sites need to redirect to the new one, and some changes to my bio), but I think they've done a wonderful job so far!
There's also something really cool about your character being on a scrolling tab with characters from your own childhood.
Well, there's not image of Sammy--just her name in her font, but in a lot of ways I like that better.
So I hope you take a minute to check it out. I'll see you in the comments, where I hope you'll sing like you're in the shower!