I remember forwards. I remember forwards, and forget backwards. My memories, bad, boring, or good, haven't happened yet. So I will remember standing in the fresh-cut grass with the black-clad figures surrounded by stone until I do it for real. I will remember the funeral until it happens - until someone dies. And after that, it will be forgotten. Here's the thing about me: I can see my future, but my past is blank. I see the future in flashes, like memories. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and a car crash that won't happen till this afternoon. But yesterday has evaporated from my mind - just like the boy I love. I can't see him in my future. I can't remember him from my past. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much.
The Insider's Scoop
Here are a few fun facts about Forgotten:
1) Forgotten was in a hurry to be written. The first draft took under three months to write. That said, there were many edits before it became the book it is today.
2) London’s mom had a secret affair. Or at least she did in earlier versions of the book. Other things that were cut in editing: a tragic car accident and a (Snoresville) sick day.
3) The book sold at auction…during a heat wave. I was nail-bitingly nervous when my agent sent Forgotten out to editors; when I heard that more than one publisher wanted to buy it, I was ecstatic. I was also about to pass out: we were experiencing record high temps that day/week/month.
4) Forgotten has a very cool music video…in my head. Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” was popular when I was writing Forgotten. Since then, I’ve constructed a full-on music video in my brain set to that song. It’s awesome; you’d like it.
5) Originally, Forgotten’s title wasn’t Forgotten. When I submitted to my agent the first draft of what is now Forgotten, it was called Elsetime. The previous title was inspired by one of my favorite scenes in the book—London’s first date with Luke. Since Elsetime isn’t technically a word (and is therefore potentially difficult to remember), and since it’s a little fantasy-sounding, the original title was nixed. Not until just before it went to publishers did we land on Forgotten.
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