Thursday, March 6, 2014

March Book Madness and other writing news

My friend Rebecca L. Belliston's tradition of March Book Madness continues this year. I'm participating again. I had a lot of fun with it, so do check it out, and check out the other guests, too. (Hint: One of them is her dad, and I'm pretty sure a lot of you have heard of him.)

My topic: Welcome to Niche-land! Put on some classical banjo and let's talk about mixing genres.

In other news...

This week I hired an editor and began looking into finding a cover artist. That's not an announcement that I'm going indie, but it's close.

Traditionally published friends, I hope we can keep having lunch together. I respect all walks of the publishing world. 

1 comment:

  1. One person you could check into for cover art would be kathyashcroft.com I happen to have some pull with this artist and could work out a discount on the original art.

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Emails from home

Most of our email is pretty mundane. Once in a while, though, the immediate flavor of country life sings amid the shopping lists and communications to the office. Here are some stored on our home computer, written by people in our house and edited for privacy.

Some of the terms are softened for a family audience, but not by much.

9/16/2003
Your evil kitty just woke up your son by urping up a mouse on his lion blankie.

10/13/2005
You know you live in a small town when…

...Fifty-year old people born and raised in town are ‘new comers’.

...You are more afraid of locking yourself out of your house than of being robbed.

...The library has a different schedule on every day of the week.

...You are darn proud that your town has a library. Incidentally, your library account is handled not by a card but by a number that the librarian types into her computer. You have trouble remembering it, but the librarian can always tell you what it is.

...You can honestly say, "The Mayor is in front of the house fixing his manure spreader."

4/26/2006
Good news: We caught another mouse.

Bad news: We have at least one more.

Good news: He must be hungry and he thinks of traps as a food source, since he robbed the bait of an un-sprung trap, finished the bait of the sprung one, and ate an eye from his dead brother.

Hope you're done with breakfast.