Wednesday, April 28, 2010

quick summary of Northern California Publishers and Authors event

Held at the Red Lion Hotel behind Arden Fair in Sacramento, the day long event was well worth the money. Keynoter was Dominique Raccah, founder of Source-books in 1987 and now a top independent publisher. It took all our energy just to listen to her hundreds of bits of information covering the transformation of the book from the traditional paper object to today's plethora of new business models and devices with which to deliver "content." I took 23 pages of notes, trying to capture a fraction of her wisdom!

More later...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

northern california publishers and authors

wowza! just got back from my first NCPA conference day--awesome presentations!!!! Details to follow but join that group if you can.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

in the shoemaker's shop...

the same refrain would never stop, as I tap away every early day... now 100 pages into next iteration of polishing, based on sister's input of the whole... takes a lot of stick-to-it-ness to get a novel born!!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

typing typing typing

Spent one or two hours each day this past week weaving in suggestions from editor/sister and trying to finish this "last" pass through the whole novel soon soon soon and print out for dtrs to read and give their critiques--it is feeling quite near finished *:)

Getting more of my students to create blogs and start enjoying this way of expanded networking with writers and readers!

Monday, April 5, 2010

does anyone know how to...

Is there a way to find out if followers have a blog? I have a couple new followers but I can not figure out how to find out if they have a blog I can go to and follow!!!!!

one more time!

Spent a juicy five hours on Good Friday with sista Jacki, aka mm, discussing her views on my "under construction" House of Cuts and her tips for changes.

Up at 5:00 this morning to ponder and plan what should be the final touches to the novel--not major and praying they are the last before the House is on the market *:)