There are a ton of great things about this business. Things that never get old. A yes, when you were prepared for a no. Phone calls that make your heart break into a gallop. Gifts from the cover art angels in your inbox. A galley. Preorder buttons. Release day. Reviews that make a writer go… Continue reading Never gets old, never gets easier
It’s the time of year when the Christmas carols start playing in a continuous loop. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I’m whistling Santa Baby and queuing up Snoopy’s Christmas on the playlist, but for now the only thing I can think about is the fact that I’ve got a story nearly… Continue reading 12 Weeks on Submission
How often do you check on your muse? I’m trying to make a point of touching base with mine more often. I mean, I do all the things good little writers are supposed to do. I have a business plan. I track things—words per day, contract/rights information, royalties earned, etc. I back up my work… Continue reading Mags on mollycoddling your muse
By Katie Kenyhercz I started playing around with the idea of publishing in my early twenties. I began my first original novel and wrote from the heart, but I kept getting stalled about halfway through. I knew there were plot problems, but I didn’t know how to fix them. I started a Master’s program in… Continue reading Katie’s Road to Publishing
I started my first novel as a gift for a friend. I’d had a close-knit group of girlfriends who were all into reading and writing, but one in particular had fallen in love with romance fiction and was bound and determined to get me to write. I penned the prologue for what would become Contentment… Continue reading Margaret’s muse
Started a new day job this week. I won’t get into the boring details, but I didn’t like the direction my career was taking with my old company, so after twelve years, I had to make the leap. I was explaining to a few of my non-writer friends that I don’t think I would have… Continue reading Watch out! Margaret is mixing it up again!
Voirey Linger We hear it all the time. To get ahead in the publishing business, you need to network, and one of the hottest places for industry networking is Twitter. It’s a real-time online cocktail party, where you can join conversations, eavesdrop on agents, get siwh lists from editors, and of course, promote. But there… Continue reading 10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Twitter Presence