Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Change is in the air -- the nip of Autumn, a new president-elect, and a new publishing home for me in a whole new genre! I can finally announce my news! I just sold my Young Adult novel CLICK in a 2-book deal to HarperCollins, and I couldn't be more thrilled! (As evidenced by the many exclamation points on this page!) Today I spoke on the telephone for the very first time with my new editor, Sarah Sevier, a woman with great taste in books. :-) She is also as nice as can be. I'll keep you posted with news about the book as time goes by, but this is my ghost story that I have posted about here in the past.
I ADORE this story, and I LOVE the characters. If this photo of the old house looks familiar, it's because I've posted it here on my blog before. It's the picture I looked at while I wrote the book--because it reminded me of the image in my mind of the "haunted" house in my story. I also listened to some mood music while I wrote--a soundtrack of my book, you might say. I chose the soundtracks to the movies IDENTITY, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, and GIRL INTERRUPTED. To the writers reading this--making a soundtrack that fits the tone of your story and listening to it as you write really helps to put you into the scene. And it's fun to do. I use ITunes and buy the songs I want then make a playlist under the heading of my book's title. Give it a try!
I suppose this sale in a different writing genre (and with two different publishers offering on it!)will have to count for my "do something new" challenge for the past couple of weeks since I've been too keyed up to accomplish much lately!
Change is good!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Happy Halloween one day late! Halloween ties with Thanksgiving as my pick for the best holiday. Here are some funnies in celebration of the season!
Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.
One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, "I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!"
"IMPOSSIBLE !" said the groom broom.
Are you ready for this?
Brace yourself; this is going to hurt! !! !! !
"WE HAVEN'T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!"
............ ............ ..............
Oh for goodness sake... Laugh, or at least groan. Life's too short not to enjoy... Even these silly ..little cute............. And clean jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And another funny...Click here:
On another note...visit this new, young rock band's myspace page The Billdozers Band. My son is the drummer. It's still under construction but you can listen to some of their songs. My faves are: "Bottle of Whiskey, Camel Lights" and the weird and disturbing "Ron." :-)
I'm a bit off on my Do Something New Weekly Challenge. I've had a lot of exciting things going on in my writing life that have thrown me off course. (All good!) I'll get back on track and report in. And I will tell you my news when everything is confirmed. (Don't want to jinx it!)
Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting,
Editing, Copywriting, Creative
Coaching and Workshops