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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Know When To Call It A Day

I make an effort to write everyday, or failing that, to work on the book every, single day.  I need to do that because I write complicated books, and writing is no longer a fluid activity for me. I’m not kidding. The first time I write a scene most of the sentences read very Dick and […]

Because it’s brilliant, that’s why.

Why am I luring you here, just to send you somewhere else? Because Nathan Bransford put together an absolutely brilliant gif-heavy blog. And if you’re a writer, you’re going to want to read it. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/08/the-publishing-process-in-gif-form.html Funny as hell. And absolutely true. If you’re not a writer, well, then this is just me saying “hi” to […]

Woof.

Back in the day when I had extremely vague intentions of “one day” writing a book, I was totally ignorant of how much stuff an author is obliged to do–social media, blog posts, signings, etc–to encourage readers to discover her work. (That’s a nice way of saying “Buy her book.”) Anyway, early in the game, I realized that I’m as comfortable with self-marketing as Clooney […]