This morning I've been having a crazy-assed conversation with @hagelrat and @alrutter - because shit like that just happens.
So anyway - I could just plonk the tweets in here but where is the fun in that? lol
It all came about because I was and am, rather pleased with how this beautiful Friday started out. Sunny, chilly, and with KILLERBYTE #5 and TERRORBYTE # 8. You can find them here.
And that lead to this:
Me, sending review copies of both books to Amanda Rutter.
And a discussion on my parenting skills in regards to both books. Ya see, KILLERBYTE is the older child - everything rests on it. If KILLERBYTE screws up, shit rolls down hill and TERRORBYTE will cop it.
BUT ya see, KILLERBYTE hasn't screwed up. It's freaking fabulous. It's doing quite well, it's trying hard and starting to hint at hidden potential.
It also overshadows TERRORBYTE a tad - as is often the way with the oldest child.
Which leaves me in the awkward position of feeling sorry for TERRORBYTE (which is secretly my favorite, anyway) and having to love them equally but pet TERRORBYTE more in secret.
My gorgeous (seriously have you see this woman??) and very talented publisher told me: "It's not being left out. People first need to get to know Killerbyte and then they'll love and nurture Terrorbyte."
Which of course is true and makes perfect sense.
And led to this:
Hagelrat: @catconnor we are not leaving terrorbyte out, we love terrorbyte, it's brilliant and the ending oh god @ALRutterTerrorbyte really is fab!
And this: @Hagelrat @JoanDeLaHaye so it's not my lack of parenting skills then? Whew!! actually I do push KILLERBYTE more, cos it's the oldest.
And this: @Hagelrat You'd think! But no - seems too comfy at home with someone running around after it all day long. Honestly books today have it easy.
Hagelrat @catconnor what drinking juice from the carton, smoking pot with it's friends (actually, I do remember a certain scene)....
See how things snowball?
@Hagelrat I've had to hide the tequila and banned those freaking rainbow people!
@Hagelrat There will be no wheels - I'm not filled with confidence by the Special K. I think Sam and Lee will back me up on that! ;-)
So now - with the impending arrival of the third child... will TERRORBYTE suffer middle child syndrome?
Because we all know the third child is doted upon freely and the first carries all the expectations...