I found an interesting blog today. I think I picked the link off Twitter, but I have no idea which Twitter ID, so I apologize for that. If I ever figure it out, I’ll let you know. The blog is called: Pimp My Novel. This is good insider stuff from Eric, who works “in the sales department of a major trade book publisher.” You won’t be disappointed.
Florida mystery writer James O. Born was the closing speaker at last weekend’s Colorado Gold Conference. His entertaining and informative talk began and ended with the same observation. The world has never been improved by whining. (Or something like that. I didn’t write it down word for word, and my brain is still tired). Anyway, you get the drift. Don’t whine about the way things are (or a bad review, or lousy sales, or whatever). Fix it or write something new.
Joseph Finder was the keynote speaker at the banquet on Saturday night. Joe’s advice: Write every single day, even if you write only thirty minutes. He’s been doing this for years. I think I’ll give it a shot. Thirty minutes is doable, even on the worst day.
And finally, I was so tired last night that I could hardly keep my eyes open. Lucky you, I had to keep this post very short so I didn’t fall asleep and end up with my nose in the keyboard.