It took a few weeks, but spring has finally hit me with the full force of its sunshine and optimism. I plum forgot to update the blog last week, and so much has been keeping me busy, it is hard to remember everything I ought to tell you. I was in Vegas a week ago,… Continue reading The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?
Hello! Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you think you’re working you start working exponentially harder as the deadline approaches? Here I was thinking I would front-load work for my book…nope! I just have more time to do the more things that need to get done. I wrote a promotion plan right… Continue reading The Quest for Reviewers
The last weekend of the first month! I’d say I got the year off to a good start. So far, I believe I’m meeting my new year’s resolution to eat less sugar and get daily exercise, even if my sleep is still wonky. (3am to 12pm is a normal-ish schedule, right?) I’ve read five books,… Continue reading Emotional Sprints…and Marathons
Greetings! Life is crazy. I finished my murder mystery party and got that thing hosted. I also shot a lot of footage of it, because I thought “instead of just snapping some pictures like I do every year, why don’t I turn this already stressful and exciting event into the biggest video editing project I’ve… Continue reading Marketing Mayhem & More
The holiday season is always hectic, and doubly so when you’re trying to catch up on all the life you ignored during NaNoWriMo. I have oodles of friends to see and holiday hubbub to take care of, but as the year winds down I thought I’d just talk a little bit about what projects I’m… Continue reading Irons in the Fire, Projects in the Hopper
I flew into Seattle on Wednesday, so of course my first priority Thursday morning was to go to U-Village and check out the first-ever retail book store run by Amazon. At this point in publishing, all the major retail players have taken their game online, but this is really the first time someone is going… Continue reading Geeking Out Over the Amazon Retail Store
What an exciting day I had yesterday, finally sitting down face to face (well, skype to skype) with the three executive officers who run Clean Teen Publishing and are going to be putting my book into print and into stores! I had a really great time with the three of them, and they inspired a… Continue reading Meeting the Publishers
So for the few of you who have been following me all along, since I started this blog to help promote The Young House, this is going to sound like déjà vu. For the rest of you, I’m happy to announce that things are looking up in my little literary career for the first time… Continue reading The Unofficial Pre-Announcement