Writing is an art, a science, and a discipline. There are days when I’m definitely painting outside the lines, my experiment has blown up, and I have to jot down a to do list just to get something done.There are lots of days, when I want to lay in sweet summer grass somewhere (preferrably in the Highlands of Scotland) and write for hours on end. I wouldn’t be on the computer, but using a beautiful pen in a luxurious journal. I wouldn’t be thinking about submitting or editing, just writing, writing, writing. But it takes everything to get a work from creation to production to where everyone can read it.
So for me, I will be mastering discipline and making that list. Just to keep my ducks in order so to speak. Oh, oh, there goes a duck.
Sometimes inspiration comes in the form of a delightful literary cat. Here’s Isis! Yes, she’s sleeping again.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Booksigning–an education and a blast
I had the opportunity to go to a signing of 15 romance writers recently. It was great meeting them, talking about writing, and about their work. I learned firsthand a lot about presentation–how to create an inviting booksigning. There was the three long tables where the authors sat with their books ready to sigh, a table with refreshments, and give aways and prizes that were drawn from a box. I had filled out a card with my name, address, and email and put it in the box. Of all things, being on the mailing lists of authors is something I don’t mind at all.
And there were all the different genres of romance to choose from ranging from contemporary, erotic, paranormal, to historical. It was a light-hearted, fun time. What I particularily enjoyed were the readings. At different times, it was announced that one of the authors would read. “Oh, wow!” is all I can say.
Here are the web sites of the authors I met. I’ve attached their links so you can visit their sites.
Stella Price (I actually already knew Stella.)
Ah, the romance of it all.
Where are the male writers?