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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I know it's not Monday, but it sure feels like one. Weird. But on the plus side, it's going to be under seventy degrees here today. Yay for almost fall weather! (And it does look like later this week temps will actually be in the 50s--oooh, sweaters here I come!)

Moving on to links:

The one thing you don't ever want to hear from your publisher

Nicola Morgan on writing and publication expectations -- the first entry makes me wince a little (okay, a lot) but I put the link up for this: "children's writing is very much harder than it looks. Everyone thinks they can start there but it's probably the hardest place to start and I can tell you that the most delirious drivel on the slush-pile consists of writing by people who thought they'd start with children's writing because it looked easier."

Do We All Talk In Soundbites?

Pimp My Novel has started a series of posts on a very important subject--the profit and loss statement (P&L) publishers pull together before they make an offer. This--the P&L is what ultimately gets a book picked up--so if you're interested in being published, please read this post! (Long time readers will remember Anna Genoese's excellent posts on the subject from several years ago)

Finally, congrats to ksutton, who won the ARC of Hush, Hush!

And the winner of the ARC of Beautiful Creatures never responded to any of the emails I sent them about the book, so guess what will be up for grabs again this week? That's right! And I may throw another book into the mix as well...


Blogger Melanie said...

I would love it if it were around 75 with low humidity. A few days back, it was around 90, with lots of humidity. It was horrid. I want to wear sweaters too!

October 14, 2009 1:31 AM  

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