Posts Tagged ‘publishing’
I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos
Pub day is like a birthday. It comes every year at the same time, so readers know to expect it. You make lists of what you want and lists of what you hope. You wait for it … wait for it … wait for it. Then, finally, it’s here. You’re a year older. But you…Read More
This is Why I’m Sweating the Start of a New Book
Who said writing a book is easy? I’ll tell you who. The man who sold me my first computer. I had been writing genre fiction at the time, and when I explained to him what that was, he said, “Ah-ha, this computer will make it easy. A few clicks and you can change names,…Read More
This is the Reason Women Must Still Rock The Boat
“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” I saw this last week on a mug in my local CVS, and it brought back memories of a tee-shirt I had with the same message until dozens of washings decimated the words. I still have an apron whose bib reads, “Every mother is a working mother.” That one…Read More
The Good News and Bad News of Book Titles
There’s good news and bad news. The Good News Twilight Whispers, one of my earliest mainstream novels, is making its debut as an e-Book at the end of this month – on January 30, to be exact. The bad news? I can’t stand the title. I’ve been struggling with it since this book was first…Read More
I’m incubating …
Incubating. What does that mean, someone recently asked. This person had first asked if I was taking a break, now that my new book is finished and in production. Lord, no, I said. Writing is what I do. It’s what I think about when I’m up the creek without a paddle – e.g., in the…Read More
Give me back my Internet!
An awful thing happened yesterday. At two in the afternoon, I lost my Internet connection. Oh, my Wifi still had full signal, but Comcast was not reaching it. This wasn’t a total surprise. I’d been hearing trucks outside my window during the few hours preceding that and figured work was being done in the neighborhood. …Read More
How to pick the right title for a book?
If I knew the answer to that, I’d save myself a lot of angst. Picking a title is easy. Picking the right one, not necessarily so. Who picks the title? Sometimes it’s me. From my initial conception, Flirting with Pete was Flirting with Pete. Same with Lake News, Heart of the Night, Not My Daughter, and…Read More
Why I’m not retiring
A reader just wrote that she heard I was retiring. Who said that? No. I’m not retiring. Let’s be clear about it. I. Am. Not. Retiring. Not that I haven’t considered it in moments of frustration. Life for a writer has changed. When I started – more than 30 years ago – all I had…Read More
To what are we most committed?
Commitments is my 42nd child – but every single child of mine is special to me. Their birthdays are cause for celebration, which is what I’m doing today. I’m celebrating the birth of Commitments as an eBook. It’s about time! Commitments was first published in 1988 and has been issued in every other format but…Read More
BD and the Big Apple
I used to go to New York a lot. The first time was when I was eleven, when my dad introduced my sisters and me to the place. We stayed at the Commodore Hotel over Grand Central Station, and he took us to the Empire State Building, the Broadway production of “Peter Pan,” Rockefeller Center,…Read More