Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hit and Run

Sorry to be so absent lately! That thing called Life keeps getting in the way of my blogging habit.

And actually, part of the reason for my absence is that a friend and I have been busy launching a new blog Shrinking Violet Promotions. It will most likely only be of interest to writers as it focuses on the whole issue of book promotion and how does one do that comfortably when one is an introvert. Like I am. Like many authors are. So if you're interested, come on over and take a peek. If not, I'll be back here soon with more to say. (Like maybe a book giveaway?)

Some other interesting links this morning: For those of you curious about how the whole writer's pay thing works (and isn't that just about every writer, and about half the readers as well?) Justine Larbalestier discusses it in depth over on her blog. She also links to John Scalziwho also goes into much detail about writerly pay. (I've linked from here directly to save you guys having to search. Also, be sure to pay attention to how much of that he makes from corporate, writing rather than fiction writing.)

Back soon!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Santa Barbara Writer's Conference

I have recently been asked to be a workshop leader at the amazing Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. Since I live within easy driving distance to SB, this was the conference I cut my writing teeth on. When the children were young, I could never manage to get away to weeklong conferences or even weekend ones that were out of the area. But I could sneak in a session or two at the SBWC and boy, did that help to feed my muse. I also learned tons, all of which I use every day in my writing.

Not to mention what a wonderfully full circle to have traveled, from student to teacher, and I now have a chance to give back to one of the communities that fostered me as an aspiring writer.