Here I am, hanging with the likes of Chris Grabenstein, Jane Cleland, and Lincoln Child (another of my personal favorites). Deadly Ink, run by Debbie Buchanan, is one of those little gems of a writing conference that focuses on mystery writers and luckily is within driving distance of my home. So I’m here (there) this … More Deadly Ink Conference
Traditional (Print) Publishing with a NY house vs e-pubs. Who’s the Real Writer, the (in the words of Diane Pershing, President of RWA) “career focused”. Some intersting articles on the subject: http://www.espan-rwa.com (Scroll down and read Deidre Knight’s post and then go back up to Diane Pershing’s answer) http://www.jackiebarbosa.com/2009/06/20/hard-knock-life/ http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/comments/changing-the-view-from-here/ http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/06/19/rwa-the-case-of-the-lack-of-vision/ As a soon to … More A New RWA Brouhaha – ha
I guess the first best answer is: That’s what sold and…that’s what sells. I wrote a novella on a whim. Ellora’s Cave had a call for submissions: “Oh, Yum.” Older woman, younger man. I’d been reading that to stretch one’s “writing muscles”, you should try something different – something you’re not used to writing. Or, … More Why Erotica?
…or over takes you. Back to work after vacation, I promised myself to work on my writing in some way every evening. That lasted for three nights. The last two nights? Not so much. In fact, not at all. The Day Job (hence known as DJ) has me exhausted mentally and emotionally. At the DJ … More When the Day Job Takes Over…
I just submitted a story to True Romance.I received a rejection from the Mystery Writers of America anthology.I didn’t hear about the one I sent to Deadly Ink.I’m working on the novella revisions.This weekend I will put nose to grindstone and work on “Moonstone Magic” – I want to pitch that at RWA National.And I … More What I’ve Been Doing Lately….