Vivian Versus the Apocalypse is out today. I am, perhaps obviously, over the moon about it. I only wish I could be in the UK, to see it in the wild. (My friend Lisa in London saw it on the same shelf as Roald Dahl’s books [!!!]). If you have already ordered a copy, thank you so much; it means more to me than I can say. If you haven’t, consider doing so! If you have absolutely no interest in it, that’s fine. I’ll be back to talking about other things soon enough—rape jokes and wedding planning and Doctor Who and my newfound love for One Direction, mainly.
I had plans to write a big long blog post about how today feels, but today feels almost too good to describe. So I will just say: there is a chance, if you live a bookish life—a Bridge to Terabithia life, an Anastasia Krupnik The Fault in Our Stars life, an Anagrams I Capture the Castle The Boys of My Youth life, a Phantom Tollbooth life, a Harry Potter life—that you’ll one day feel inclined to write a story. If you feel that inclination, you should do it. There is no guarantee that anything will come out of it besides your own secret pleasure, but there is always a chance it will become a book that will sit on a shelf somewhere near Roald Dahl, and the people you love will buy you flowers to celebrate.
There is also a chance that you will trip on your own shoes on your way to the door to accept the flowers and fall flat on your face, though, so don’t get too impressed with yourself.

Vivian Versus the Apocalypse is out today. I am, perhaps obviously, over the moon about it. I only wish I could be in the UK, to see it in the wild. (My friend Lisa in London saw it on the same shelf as Roald Dahl’s books [!!!]). If you have already ordered a copy, thank you so much; it means more to me than I can say. If you haven’t, consider doing so! If you have absolutely no interest in it, that’s fine. I’ll be back to talking about other things soon enough—rape jokes and wedding planning and Doctor Who and my newfound love for One Direction, mainly.

I had plans to write a big long blog post about how today feels, but today feels almost too good to describe. So I will just say: there is a chance, if you live a bookish life—a Bridge to Terabithia life, an Anastasia Krupnik The Fault in Our Stars life, an Anagrams I Capture the Castle The Boys of My Youth life, a Phantom Tollbooth life, a Harry Potter life—that you’ll one day feel inclined to write a story. If you feel that inclination, you should do it. There is no guarantee that anything will come out of it besides your own secret pleasure, but there is always a chance it will become a book that will sit on a shelf somewhere near Roald Dahl, and the people you love will buy you flowers to celebrate.

There is also a chance that you will trip on your own shoes on your way to the door to accept the flowers and fall flat on your face, though, so don’t get too impressed with yourself.

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