I have simply extraordinarily delicious news for you today because, HI, my debut novel is BEING PUBLISHED.
You have no no idea how long I’ve waited to tell you this. And also how long I spent trying to title this post. I swear, titles are the actual death of me and take 5 years off my life every time. But we can’t get distracted today. We must talk books.
(It’s a really good topic.)
I’m so freaking proud to announce my first novel, A Thousand Perfect Notes, is coming June 2018 with Orchard / Hachette Children’s Books!
I have worked so so long for this and I’M SO HAPPY TO FINALLY SHARE THE NEWS WITH YOU.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I’ve been pursuing publishing for 4 years. I’ve been dreaming of it for nearly 8 years. And in 7 months??? Holy heck, peoples, you will get to hold my small novel in paperback. I will be in a bookstore. I will write more books. I will hopefully make this my career. I will try not to eat the moon.
LIKE CAN I TAKE A MOMENT.
Usually people wait till they’re asked questions before answering them, but I’m very clever and have decided to answer some questions YOU NEVER ASKED and also probably never will ask. You’re welcome.
Q: What’s the title?
A: A Thousand Perfect Notes!
Q: Is that like…notebook notes?
A: No it is like musical notes because this is a story of pianos and darkness and I really can’t say anything more than is in the pitch so GO READ ABOVE.
Q: Ok ok, so who the heck is CG Drews?
A: Me, you dense nutmeg. Now you know all my secrets.
Q: I do admit I’m kind of disappointed to see you have a human head.
A: I actually am disappointed too.
Q: I saw it’s on Goodreads.
A: It is! The blurb will be changed in the future though, so keep your eyes peeled. The pitch in my press release does say “salvation through love” but it’s not really. Ha…trust me pls.
Q: So…two book deal?
A: TWO BOOK DEAL. My second novel comes out in 2019 and you know nothing about it mwahah haha.
Q: Will there be ARCs?
A: Yes. Possibly only in the UK though, since I’m being published in the UK. (I will give more info on that when I know it, but it probably won’t be for a while.)
Q: Are there dragons?
Q: Is there cake?
Q: On a scale of 1 to Mt. Doom when Gollum fell in with the ring — how freakishly excited and prone to combustion are you?
Q: So all the times I’ve asked this year “when are you getting published?” and you said “I don’t know!” you were lying?
A: Look I said I was from the dark side. These things happen.
Q: What does this mean for PaperFury.com?
A: Honestly I’m NOT sure. I love blogging and will have tons to say if I don’t do book reviews…but I’m just not sure if it’d be appropriate for me to review books now. But the chances of me stopping blogging? HAHAHA 0% MATE YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH THIS BLOG FOR A WHILE LONGER.
Q: When will we see the cover?
A: IDK MATE, BE PATIENT.
Q: I’ve already congratulated you on facebook / instagram / twitter, must I comment again?
A: No it’s okayyyyy. You don’t have to keep shouting “congrats” haha. I feel bad for repeating myself EVERYWHERE but (a) I’m excited and (b) I’m freaking excited, and (c) I’m making sure everyone knows! Also I’m excited. A little bit.
Q: Tell me something cool.
A: Ok ok here is something: every single time someone says “congrats!” or “I love this” or “I would give you my castle in Scotland with 94 libraries within” or “I’m so proud of you” — I HONESTLY CAN’T WITH THE EMOTIONS THAT GIVES ME. You are all incredible. You’ve championed my blog and my writing and given limitless encouragements over my art and I just…I’m super thankful. I’M BEING MUSHY AND THE BOOK ISN’T EVEN OUT YET. But this is the truth —> I appreciate your support so much it’s absolutely impossible to summarise it.
JUNE 2018, OKAY NOW.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS OR CEILINGS OR WHATEVER.
I NEED TO GO CALM DOWN.