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Monday, January 04, 2010

Normally, I try to post stuff about me and my books last just because it's how I am but I'm so excited about this it has to be first:

Starting on January 15th, I'll be the Author in Residence at Readergirlz!!!!! I am so thrilled by this that words can't really convey my happiness. (Although perhaps all the ! gave a hint or two away...)

Also, a huge thank you to everyone who suggested a song or songs for my books--the playlist put together by the Redergirlz team is ALL songs you suggested!!

I also have to thank all of you who named one or more of my books on your 2009 book lists--it's such a honor to not only have you read my work, but to know you like it that much--you are all the BEST EVER!!

Okay, more than enough about me--on to the links:

Over at Genreality, Charlene Teglia posts 10 Things I've Learned About The Writing Biz: "The publishing business really can make people nuts. That’s been a theme in these ten points, but it deserves one of its own. It’s because we have limited autonomy and limited control, but total responsibility for the outcome. If you at least know the business can make you crazy, you can compensate and be careful about getting too caught up in it. Following every trend, paying attention to every bit of news is a straight path to the nuthouse. Be informed, sure, but don’t obsess. Don’t lose sight of your goals, your values, what you want to do. If everybody says it can’t be done, ignore them and find a way to do at least most of what you want."

So, is there a "best" time to query agents?

I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I love, love, love Maggie Stiefvater's. (And you know she is SO going to get that piano!!)

Here's a list of questions Dutton editors ask as they read a manuscript. They are GREAT questions, and well worth asking yourself about what you are currently writing or thinking about writing.

Editorial Anonymous has posted the winners of the Publishing Myths contest here and here

3 Comments:

Blogger Genevieve said...

Congrats on your readergirlz membership! I love their blog and reading the chats. I'll be awesome seeing your opinions thrown in with the current readergirlz.

January 04, 2010 6:47 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

Great links. And yeah, if Linger is half as good as Shiver she'll definitely be getting that piano.
And I'm so happy the songs I suggested were some of the one's on your playlist! =D

January 04, 2010 8:22 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

Oh, congrats :) That's great. The playlist is amazing, I can't wait to read what you have to say.

January 05, 2010 7:41 AM  

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