Monday, November 22, 2010


I'm shutting off the comment section because of spammers. Maybe that's all for the best since I'm trying to cut down on Internet socializing. I love it too much! Working on a new book and have 100 pages written. Should have the complete first draft by March or April. I've always done the bulk of my writing November - May, and winter has definitely arrived with near-zero temps in the forecast.

Have a lovely and safe Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Most interviews consist of the same questions, and when the interview is over I often find myself wishing the interviewer had dug a little deeper. So when Nigel asked if I'd like to interview myself, how could I resist?

Check it out at SEA MINOR.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I've been working on my option material and have hit 65 pages (option proposal can consist of synopsis and three sample chapters.) Contractually, this proposal can't be submitted until 90 days after the first book (The Orchard) has been officially approved, and that won't happen until I receive and follow the edit notes. Once the editor approves my corrections and cuts the check, the 90-day clock starts ticking. If everything goes smoothly, the edited material will be approved in December, which means the earliest I could submit proposal for second memoir would be March 2011. I'll have the first draft of second book done by March, so I might decide to wait and submit the entire thing once it's gone through revisions and a good polish.

I don't even like to look at the contract. PUBLISHERS RIGHT TO TERMINATE always jumps out at me.