Monday, December 21, 2009
Don't use 'feel' or 'believe',
Don't use 'short' or 'tall',
Get rid of every 'very',
Schedule speaking events.
Go promote your book.
Change your villains name.
Show. Do Not. Tell.
The cover art's not right.
The title doesn't work,
Too many 'to be' verbs,
And get rid of every single aaaaadverrrb!
I'll be sparsely posting until after the holidays! I hope you all have a very happy holiday, whatever you celebrate. And if you don't celebrate anything, I hope you have a very nice week.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
15th: Must have all editing done to hit Sept. 15 release
15th: Final cover art must be done, approved and in-house.
Small Press Month: Lots of Inde-Debut Activities
Teach workshop at NJr.High on Fantsy and Mythology
1st: Submit Book Release Announcement to SCBWI Newsletter
15th: Send galley to Booklistonline.com for review
15th: Send galley or ARC to Foreword for review
15th: Send galley or ARC to independentpublisher.com for review
30th: Guest Article for "There has to be a beginning" blog
1st: PM Moon to send 2 ARC's to School Library Journal
Interview at Inde-Debut with Mara Forsythe
Boise SCBWI Conference
Launch Party 1
Launch Party 2
SLC SCBWI Conference
Teach workshop at NJH on Book Trailers
Submit IPPY Entry
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
UPDATE AFTER THE 'CUT':
I don't know, peoples. There may not be a photo tomorrow after all. It's not great.
Friday, December 11, 2009
We have a tradition in our house. When we wake up to snow, The Boy gets to have Snow Cream for breakfast. Yesterday, I promised to make it for he and his two buddies before they headed to Aikido. One of them loved it; the other, not so much. Do you make snow cream at your house? The real recipe calls for condensed milk, but The Boy prefers my version, with regular old 2%.
1 bowl of snow
enough milk to dampen the snow
3-6 T. vanilla (depending on taste and amount of snow)
1/2 - 1 cup sugar (depending on taste and amt. of snow)
Stir together and enjoy!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
but now I have this on my dining room table...
...is it really an improvement?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Jill Corcoran blogged yesterday about bookstore real estate, it's costs and benefits:
The Inde-Debut Facebook Page is up! One and all welcome to join. Show your support for indie presses and authors!
Guidelines on what to watch for in your first book contract at Inde-Debut:
And this is just damn funny:
Monday, December 7, 2009
Fat chance. I think I need to go over the basic points of photography with The Boy before the big morning arrives. Things like...can you tell what the picture is of? (above)
Friday, December 4, 2009
The workshops went really well this morning. I had a great time at North Junior High, answered lots of fun questions and gave away some good chocolate. I hope to go back in the spring to talk about mythology and fantasy books!