Friday, June 15, 2012

Just In Case You Ever Wondered What I Do While I'm Waiting To Hear From My Editor

I dawdle!

I play tons of FreeCell. My winning streak is now 1261, thanks, as always, to cheating.

I go over to Amazon and Barnes & Noble to see what my Life As We Knew It paperback rankings are. Currently, they're 1093 and 426, but a few minutes ago, B&N LAWKI was 373, which I prefer.

I dust bookcases. Not books, which is too much work, but bookcases. I dusted every shelf in the den. See how they shine.

I also rearrange the books on the shelves that hold my books, so there'll be room for the 16 copies of my books I know will be coming over the next few years. That's 1 paperback of Blood Wounds, 1 German hardcover and 1 German paperback, 2 Polish, 2 Chinese, 3 Brazilian, 3 Lithuanian, and 3 Bulgarian versions of the moon books.

I have lunch with Marci at Charlotte's Tea Room. I should have gotten the asparagus quiche (Marci let me have a bite of hers and it was delicious).

I imprison Scooter.

I'd better go and clean my coat closet right away, before I discover my Amazon ranking has gone up.

Have an excellent, stress free weekend!


Abigail said...

I was just wondering, since it looks like you have a whole wall of books, do you organize them in any particular way, as all my books are alpha by author.


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hallo Abigail-

The fiction shelf (which you can see) is alphabetical by author. The biography shelf (which you can't see) is alphabetical by subject matter, although I throw all the Tudors together under Tudor.

The other shelves are sort of sorted by subject matter. And the books I wrote are kind of shelved by chronological order, with the bottom shelf holding all the not published in the United States volumes.

I used to own tons more books, but when I downsized from a house to my apartment, I sold or donated vast amounts of them. I kept all the ones I wrote though.

I bet that's more than you ever wanted to know!

Timo said...

Hi Ms. Pfeffer,
I've been thinking... is it possible that your Moon books get adapted into an or several movie(s)? has any movie studio actually came up to you and asked about the possibility of making them into films?

we all know that the adapted films are not always but very often not as good as the books, but I somehow have a feeling that this can be a really good movie if done right by the director and screenwriter~

have a nice day~

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi again Timo-

I'm all in favor of my books becoming movies, but it costs a lot of money to make a movie, and as of the moment, no one seems willing to risk their money on it.

If it ever does happen, I'll let you know!

YourYoungestBiggestFan! said...

dear susan,
As yiu can see i havent been very active on your blog, so im pretty lost, You Are writing the next book? also i have started reading the HG's series (as all post potiliptic fans have) and i want to let you know i bought the unoficcial HG's conpaniion, and guess what? under the more post apotoliptic book list Life as we knew it was on the list! please respond, also again sory for not being as active as i would like on your page, but i will be now since summer has come!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi YourYoungestBiggestFan!

I've been working on a possible fourth moon book. It's in the hands of my editor right now, and I'm waiting to hear if my publisher will accept it.

I'll be happy if they do!

Anonymous said...

My best friend and I love your moon books, and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a fourth book in the series. By the way, we are both adults (born in 1946, to be specific). Where are you going with the next book, and what might the title be?

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello to Anonymous Adult and Anonymous Adult's Adult Friend-

I'm always pleased to hear from anyone who's even a couple of minutes older than me. Nowadays, I'm always the oldest one in the room.

Anyway, the possible fourth moon book is possibly called The Shade Of The Moon. It takes place a couple of years later, and Jon, Miranda's kid brother, now seventeen, is the main character.

If you want to know more, scroll back some on the blog, and you'll find some sample pages.

When I hear from my publishing house, I'll let you (and everyone else) know!