August 28, 2010

Digital Overload

Listened on NPR tonight to a great interview with Terry Gross and Matt Richtel about Digital Overload.  I kept saying, "I resemble that remark."  (Alright so it was first aired in March, I'm a bit behind.)

August 13, 2010

Changes

More changes to the blog here soon...stay tuned.

August 7, 2010

Thank you, Barbara

I simply cannot wait to start writing about Bishop Adelaide Wasserstein Brocklehurst.  Though you didn't know it, you inspired me today, Barbara, and Adelaide started talking to me.

August 6, 2010

I guess it has to find it's own way...

I just heard from Alexa who has been giving a preliminary read to my latest novel, In SeasonWriting this time I deliberately set about writing a romance novel thinking that would be easiest to sell in the current market. 

I am, however, a writer who must write what is told to her by her characters.  I worked hard to fit this story into a genre that I don't particularly like, figuring it was all in aid of commercial viability.  Well, you might be able to lie to yourself but your characters will get you in the end.

Lexa:  "In Season has a great premise, a good set-up, and strong characters. FE is dynamic, interesting, a little unusual, and has a fascinating personal history. The dynamic between she and Amanda is good, and her relationship with Brady is compelling.


However... it's not a romance novel."
 
Damn.  
 
I respect Lexa.  She saw right through the little game I was playing and also saw that it didn't work.
 
I write women's fiction.  I just have to accept that and try to sell it.  
 
Sigh.

August 4, 2010

Technology. Simplified?

The other night it took me just over an hour to get my url and set up the initial page of my website.  Tonight it took that just to establish an RSS feed from here to the website.  Perhaps I should quit while I'm ahead?