Wow, it's been a long time since I last blogged (sorry!), but a lot has happened since then - I moved from Hong Kong back to Sydney, handed in the draft of my second book (!), I'm currently travelling in the US, my international tour was announced, and I finally got to talk about the movie deal for Our Chemical Hearts.
Yeah kids, you heard that right. MOVIE DEAL.
I had a meeting with the studio in LA yesterday (just before my 14-hour flight back to Sydney was cancelled - while we were on the tarmac. Brutal) and OH BOY am I excited to be working with Awesomeness to bring Our Chemical Hearts to the big screen.
As an author, it's kind of drilled into you not to expect anything from Hollywood. An astronomically small number of book rights that are purchased actually end up becoming movies. But... I have a good feeling about these guys. They're doing cool stuff with book adaptations and they're entirely focused on a YA audience. I have high hopes and a lot of faith.
(Plus I really just want to be allowed on set and have a chair with my name on it and unlimited access to the craft service and lots of champagne. Make my dreams come true please Awesomeness. #Goals.)
Basically, there aren't enough reaction GIFs in the world to cover the rollercoaster of emotions that has been the last three months. Oh and there are now only FORTY-TWO DAYS until Our Chemical Hearts is released into the wild and real people will really be able to read it. How the hell did that happen? Cue internal screaming.