Monday, April 24, 2006

Life a Book (and you thought a thug's life was bad)

Anna Genoese, editor at Tor, makes an eye-opening blog about a mass market book and the effort put into it. Read the blog posting here.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hobbies and Work

Hello!
This is my first blog, so welcome to it! As time allows I'll probably come back and make this look better.

I'm sitting at home on my computer and I've taken the day off from work. I have a manuscript due at the end of the month for Silhouette Bombshell for a book tentatively titled, "Serial Avenger". Loved the idea when I started, but a lot of the fun has disappeared as the deadline looms. Something my husband once said to me really rings true. Think twice about turning your hobbies into jobs. It can take all the fun out of it.

My writing hobby, which I usually love becomes more like a chore when I have to stick to deadlines, write on demand (so I can meet a deadline), or make changes that alter what I really want to do with my work. Understand, if you write for a publisher other than yourself, some editing, changes, etc will be necessary and they need to know when you'll be done so they can put it on their schedule. These are things you don't have to worry about when you're writing for fun and your manuscript doesn't have to sell. I'm glad to be published and writing the books I like, but I sure miss those days of waiting for the writing muse to strike and not writing until it did.

Natalie

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Free April 8th?

If you're free on Saturday, April 8th around 2pm, I'm doing my first signing for Through the Fire at the Barnes and Noble at the Forum on Peachtree Parkway in Norcross. I'm signing with USA Today Bestselling author Leanne Banks, Berta Platas, and Raven Hart. Hope to see you there!

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