The final corrections/changes for Left to Chance have gone off to my editor at St. Martin's Press. When I read through the pages, I was reunited with Teddi and the cast of characters I'd left behind, and I was relieved to find out -- I still loved them! Left to Chance has been called a "heart healing" story and in such a tumultuous time in our country, who couldn't use that, right? To be … [Read more...] about What’s in the Box? (Hint: ARCs of Left to Chance!)
Full circle moment. Our guest blogger today on WFW is Ferris Robinson, who was one of the first, if not THE first subscriber to this blog! Ferris's novel, Making Arrangements, was part of Kindle Scout, and she won a publishing contract with Kindle Press! Way to go, Ferris! Please welcome Ferris to "the other side" of the blog. Tell us how you feel about book promo in general! Amy … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How Author Ferris Robinson Promoted Her Book On Facebook Without Losing Friends
Writers' live intersect these days, and for me, with no one is this more true than with debut author Jessica Strawser. We've exchange writing war stories and publishing journeys via email for over the past few years, and Jessica is the editor of Writer's Digest where I've had multiple articles and essays published. We are both members of WFWA, and Jessica has joined the online reader group, … [Read more...] about Debut Author Jessica Strawser Writes a Whip-Smart Page-Turner (and yes, I love hypens)
One of the questions I'm asked by readers and writers is: "Does it get easier?" Novel writing, that is. The short answer is no, writing a novel never gets easier. The long answer is, it doesn't necessarily get more difficult either. It gets, um, different. Each novel is brand new, and for me, so is the process of writing it. This doesn't mean I haven't learned a lot and adapted, … [Read more...] about Does Writing A Novel Ever Get Easier?