About Me

Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.

27 May 2011

Four Things on Friday

  1. 1. Apparently when my husband leaves town, not only do I end up eating lots of salmon, avocados, mangoes and mushrooms (and other foods he dislikes), and staying up far too late watching Felicity and Brothers & Sisters, but I get lots (and lots) of writing done. My husband flew to Oregon this week for business, and three days later when he returned, I had 20,000 words written in a new story. To put this in perspective, most of my novels are around 90,000 words in length. Needless to say, I feel accomplished! I can't wait to share more details about this story. Mostly, I can't wait to figure out what it's about, who these characters are, what they want and what they'll have to overcome. Right now there's a boy, a girl, and lots of sexual tension. That's it :)

  2. 2. Let's talk about the SILENCE character-naming contest. I've been getting lots of queries on Twitter and Facebook, so here's the latest. I have NOT yet selected a winning name. There were nearly 3500 entries, and I'm still carefully going through each name. I promise I will announce a winner here, there and everywhere as soon as I can. Also, to answer another common question, yes I've found several names I like. It's going to be a tough decision!

  3. 3. This week SILENCE cover proofs came in the mail! Aren't they gorgeous? An excerpt from the book will go in the red box on the back cover, but I haven't yet heard from my publisher which excerpt it will contain. Maybe some dialogue between Patch and Nora...?

4. Finally, I'll leave you with some pictures of CRESCENDO from around the world. It never ceases to amaze me that there are people thousands of miles from my home country reading my books, and in all different languages. It's incredible, and I feel so very lucky! The first two pics are from the Lisbon Book Fair in Portugal, and the second two are from Venezuela.








14 comments:

Alba said...

omg!! lol seems it was good your husband wasn't around BUT!!WOW!
cannot wait for what you come up next with!!!O:!!I'm really excited for Silence!!!:D

lina said...

ur awesome Becca i love u ahhhhhhhh im screaming internally

Social Studdies Student said...

This is really cool

Social Studdies Student said...

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Social Studdies Student said...

You are my favorite aauthor

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

Omg another book!!! I'm both happy and sad I'm sad because it means Patch and Nora's story is coming to an end :( (hopefully a happy ending!) but I'm happy ur writing a new story I can't wait 2 learn more about ur new "mysterious creation in the works" I just hope there is some sort of supernatural guy involved (more fallen angels please!) I can't wait 4 silence and the graphic novel but their both sooooo far away :( why is time going by so slowly!!!!

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

About 80,000 words to go!!!! On ur mark get set WRITE!!!!

Melissa said...

A new book? Woo-hoo! And sexual tension? Oh . . . yes!!

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Thanks so much for the support, guys! Definitely works for motivation :)

kroana said...

So Amazing!!! I wanna know more about your new novel!!! xD
I falling in love with the Silence´s cover, i love it!
And well, in the pictures from Venezuela, i was there too!!!

kisses xD

Maidenveil said...

Can't wait to hear about what you're writing, Becca! :) You are loved, Becca. <3

Social Studdies Student said...

Sweetness

hushhushbigestfan said...

Cool i am the #1 biggest fan!!! I luv you becca!!!! You are flipping AWESOME

John Hallow said...

20,000 words in three days! How do you not get carpal tunnel??

The most I've ever managed is 13k in one day, and that screwed up my hands for a month or two. I'm starting to wonder if my hands are just weak, haha.