Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dear Magic Gay Fish

You've had that name for a long time.

A bunch of you probably don't know why the followers of my blog and my followers on Twitter are called magic gay fish.

The truth is, that before there was you, there was a manuscript.

The magic gay fish manuscript.

It was always called Fishboy, but I wanted to be funny, and, well...the thing is about a magic gay fish, after all. Well, a magic gay half-fish, half-boy. Named Teeth. Who, I've got to say, is a character unlike any I've ever written and one that I adored writing in a way I've never really loved anything.

So it's this manuscript. I wrote it last July. If you hit the tag "Fishboy" at the end of this post, you can see some of the excerpts I've posted. It's just this manuscript, except that it's this manuscript that's special to me in a way I can't really explain. It's this way that makes me feel like one of those floaty sensitive writers that I never really thought I was. I don't know. I just know that this manuscript was my weird, crazy long shot book about a magic gay fish and a dusty, dreamy boy named Rudy who loves him, and a girl named Diana who teaches Rudy about Roald Dahl, and Rudy's parents who love the shit out of him. And his sick little brother, because, let's be honest, it's a hannah book.

It's really as hannah as any of my books have ever been, really.

It's the only manuscript I would have ever considered naming my fans after. It's THE book.

So here's the deal, my beautiful, beautiful, amazingly magic and amazingly gay fish.

You are immortalized.

The deal closed yesterday, and I am honestly the luckiest girl in the planet.

Sometime in 2013. Consider it my love letter to you.

43 comments:

Emily said...

YAAAYYYY!!! I'm so so so excited!!!

Chanelle said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read more about it.

Casey McCormick said...

Congrats, Hannah!

Linda said...

Yay! Can't wait to read it!!!

Kristin Briana Otts said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such an amazing feeling when the book of your heart becomes that much more real. <3

suzie townsend said...

<3

ashelynn hetland said...

Yay! Congrats, Hannah. I can't wait to read it. :)

JP said...

WOOT! I can't waitttt! >:D

Angie said...

Woot! Congrats. :)

Janelle Alexander said...

YAY!!!! SO AWESOME!!! CONGRATS!!!! *super squishy magic gay fish hugs*

BrittLit said...

^_^ YAYAAAAAYYYAYAYAYA!!!! *fist pumps* YES!

Shaun Hutchinson said...

awwwww, damn! Congratulations!

sulewlu said...

On behalf of everybody (if I have that right, which is debatable) CONGRATULATIONS! And thank-you. :)

Love,
Suzanne Lucero
one of you magic gay fish in the sea. Or river. Or lake.

Karla Calalang said...

Congrats, Hannah! I loved what I read so far from it when I beta read. Too bad life got in the way and I couldn't finish...I'm sure the final version will be AWESOME.

Sean Wills said...

I've been hoping you'd sell this one since before I even read your books! I can't wait to read it :)

ComaCalm said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :D

Alaiel Kreuz said...

Congrats! Woohooooo!!! Amazing news!!! I'm looking forward for your new book... I mean, who doesn't want a love letter?! xD I know I do, hehe.

Big hug and again, congratulations! (hope you are doing something super special to celebrate... I'd choose a new crazy hair color, hahaha, but that's me :D).

Alaiel

Patricia Lynne said...

Wow, stumbled upon this blog thanks to twitter (#MagicGayFish is a hashtag that warrants a look!) and I have to say, I want to read this book. It sounds really fun. Can't wait. =)

maine character said...

From one possibly floaty sensitive writer to another... YES!

Yahong Chi said...

:D

Josin L. McQuein said...

WOOT!

Congrats!

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Congratulations!!

Sarah Goldberg said...

Teeeeeeeeth!!!!!!! You know how I feel about this book. Congratulations!

Kate Larkindale said...

Congratulations Hannah! I'm so excited for you!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

HUGE congratulations!

lynnrush said...

Congrats on the good news.

I just found your blog and I love it!! Great energy. Love your humor!! I'll be back.

Have a super day!

Anna said...

Super awesome! I can't wait!

Megha said...

yeay!

Nora Coon said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic! If it's a hannah book, I'm sure it's terrific - can't wait to read it.

Becca C. said...

OMG OMG OMG.

I... cannot be more excited about this. Eeeeek!!!! <3 <3

L.Q. said...

I'm SO excited! :D Can't waitttt!

hannah said...

Thank you SO SO much, everybody.

Rachael said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I was wondering if something like this might be the big secret you kept teasing us with on Twitter. :P I can't wait to read it!!!!

cathellisen said...

I am dancing around the room. DANCING I TELL YOU.

This book is amazing and I want it on my bookshelf.

Lydia Sharp said...

oh my goodness, YAY! *hugs hugs hugs* <3

R F Long said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations!

TL Conway said...

Congrats! This is wonderful news!

Seleste said...

Huge congrats, Hannah!!

phyllis sweetwater said...

good for you! can't wait to read it.

Steph said...

Congrats! That's so amazing! :D

Taylor Rae said...

holy shit.

that is all.

garycouzens said...

Slightly belated, but mega congratulations!

Any word of UK publication for any of your books?

Dominique said...

The name alone lets me know I MUST read this book.

Congratulations. :)