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Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm still on vacation--just a few days left (sob!) but I had to check out your vacation stories and they did not disappoint! I enjoyed them all, but the winner of the ten hardcover books is Dawn, who won my heart with this line: "Now, being from the flat state of Kansas, the rest of my family other than my dad didn't really believe that in July you would need to dress warmly," because I've SO been there--growing up, I was pretty sure summer=HEAT OF DOOM until the year I went to Maine and found out that summer could equal not just cool, but downright cold! The whole story was sweet and funny and I loved reading it. And a huge thank you to all of you who entered as well!

My husband and I had to run into Wal-Mart on Saturday to grab some Diet Coke for him (I swear, he drinks the stuff like water!) and they had copies of Something, Maybe, Perfect You, and Bloom!



(I confess, the reason my face is turned away is not because I was staring at the books--although obviously, I was!--but because I was thisclose to crying because I was so blown away to see not one, not two, but three of my titles in Wal-Mart--I mean, my books right there, surrounded by oodles of NYT Bestsellers? WOW!)

Before I head back to seize the last few moments of my vacation, I've got some links to share:

A short blog entry about marketing your books

Nicola Morgan on how writers need to get out and do/see things--"Thing is - and here's my learning point for this post - you should never write until your characters are clamouring to get out of your head, till they're pestering you day and night, rattling their cage, till they start to force your hands to move over the keyboards, till, in short, they absolutely demand that their voices are heard."

Lynn Viehl has ten ways to improve your writing fitness

Carrie Vaughn on regaining momentum when you've had to put a project aside

Agent Janet Reid has a reminder about query letters: make sure you tell prospective agents what your book is actually about

Okay, one last thing:

HarperTeen has posted a clip of me talking about Love You Hate You Miss You on YouTube--lots of stuff about the writing of the book, plus check out the eerie glow around my head!

5 Comments:

Blogger Olivia said...

I'm really sad that I didn't win. I really thought I would.
Oh well, I guess I'll stop crying eventually.

July 27, 2009 11:45 AM  
Blogger Megg said...

Your books are always at the Wallmarts around here.

July 27, 2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger Alatariel said...

Wow! I can't believe I won! Thank you SO SO SO much! I know, I love it that your books are in Wal-mart. I wish their YA section was bigger, but I'm thankful for what they have, anyway!

Have fun on the rest of your vacation. :)

-Dawn

July 27, 2009 2:04 PM  
Blogger Bianca said...

Congrats Dawn!!

July 27, 2009 2:18 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

Holy crap, I wish my Wal-Mart had a YA section like that! The YA section at the Wal-mart I go to consists only of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Hannah Montana books. It's pitiful. =(

July 28, 2009 6:44 PM  

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