Posts made in September, 2010

Things I’ve Learned So Far

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in " lessons learned, Elliot and the Goblin War, school visits | 2 comments

It wasapproximately 18 months ago when I first got an agent and subsequently signed the contract for “Elliot and the Goblin War.” At the time, looking forward, I thought it would take forever to get to this point, days until the book’s official release. Since it’s early and nobody in my house is awake other than the dog, I’ve become pensive about things I’ve learned over the last 18 months. 1. Time Moves Quickly Yeah, this should be obvious but it wasn’t t o me. I’m so glad for everything I did in preparation throughout the last year and a half...

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The Book is Here!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | 24 comments

It’s like Christmas. For the past eighteen months since I signed the contract for “Elliot and the Goblin War,” it’s been all anticipation. Great things. Seeing an edited manuscript. Seeing cover art, internal art. Reading blurbs. Book 1 sold to a Turkish publisher. All great things. But today it’s Christmas. If I’d known the nice UPS man was coming today with my books I’d have rolled out the red carpet for him, offered him a cookie or something while I opened the package to show him what was inside. As it was, I was hurrying out the door for errands,...

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Where Inspiration Begins

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in creativity, inspiration | 0 comments

A common question writers get is, “Where do you get the ideas for your stories?” Stephanie Meyer had a dream that inspired “Twilight.” JK Rowling had an image of a boy wizard pop into her head while riding a train. Rick Riordan wanted a story for his AD/HD son. So many people I meet claim they have an “idea for a great story.” It may not be fleshed out, but the seed is there. So there doesn’t seem to be anything unique about getting the idea. It’s what happens after that first prompt that defines a writer. Every day is full of inspiration if the writer opens their life to those prompts....

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