“THE SHOP”: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

As promised.  Heeeeeerz, MJ! Thanks, Karin, for letting me guest today, and to tell you about the marketing strategy for my book, THE SHOP. I did everything I was supposed to do. I wrote the book of my life. I got a terrific, rocket-fueled agent.  As with previous books, I trusted that would be enough, but realized early on that the publishing industry has changed, and not for the better.  If I didn’t do something to add value to my book, it might never be published.  So my hubby and I came up with a plan.  At the beginning of… Read more »

Something Special This Way Comes

So, I have this friend, MJ Hawk (go ahead and friend her on facebook), who has taken the art of reader interaction to a level I had no idea existed. Think Avatar. She’s coming by tomorrow, and she’s going to let it all hang out and share her genius with us. You must stop by. You will be amazed. Karin*… Read more »

Coming Out of the Dark!

Is it me or do I seem to be writing a lot of blogs about me going under then surfacing?  I was thinking last night that not only was it true, but asked myself what it meant.  Here’s what I came up with:  I have a lot going on.  And, it’s never going to change.  And, I’m ok with that.   Despite my writing schedule, which is challenging to say the least, my family life (Baby G is like a crack addiction!), and life outside of my family, I manage to get it all done.  I just wrapped up a book… Read more »

Finally Friday!

I’m chugging along. Busy weekend though.  I’m working on copy edits, throwing the oldest a 30th Birthday party Saturday night, and trying to squeeze in a chapter of BLOOD LAW. Now to jump to a totally different subject: How many of you have seen Human Target on Fox?  I am in love with that show!  Hunky Christopher Chance has nothing at all to do with it.  Nada!   Snerk.  Not.     How many of you watched AI this week?  Thoughts on Ellen?  I think she was fab.  I like her much better that Kara.  <Scratches head> not sure why Kara is even… Read more »

Depression and Writing ;)

(warning, mini unintended rant ahead) I’m not sure if it’s the time of year, seasonal depression and all, this crappy economy, or what, but there seems to be a lot of depressed writers out there.  Almost to the point of an epidemic.  I get some of the reasons.  Rejection hurts.  It makes us feel, well, rejected.  Not good enough. Like we have failed and/or are a failure. But we have to remember there are other reasons for a rejection other than not good enough.  I know lot’s of writers who are more than good enough.  Hell, I’d cut my hands… Read more »
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