April 2nd, 2023
The story of Us is the story of failure.
In April, we’ll be staring up at that shiny rock in the sky (I’m obsessed, I know) and talking about my — third book? — which is the second in a two-book series, the sequel to Them, my — first book?
I wrote and released Flip between this pair, but that’s a story for another month (October, to be precise).
When I say that Us is about failure, I mean that in truly every way; every step in this process had me tripping, but every trip found me moving forward.
I learned more during this period than probably anywhere else in my writing “career” (heavy quotation marks here), and after Us, I wouldn’t put out another published work (a comic book, actually) for over four more years.
We’ll be talking about what it means to not give up, what “woke” means (and doesn’t mean), and how I felt being mean to one of the kindest characters I ever created.
I wouldn’t still be here if I didn’t get through this part.
(And can you believe we’re almost a third through the year already?!)