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?
Amy Sue Nathan
Well, I did it. I finally sent off sixty polished pages of my WIP, The Last Bathing Beauty, to my agent. This new book is my option project with St. Martin's Press. That's a standard part of a book contract, that the author's next work will be offered to the current publisher first, who will have the option to make to an offer, or not. If they choose not to offer, or if the author and publisher … [Read more...] about This Week in Writing: What’s Happening With Boop?
I repost this every year in honor of September 11th, at whatever blog I call home. The phone rang. It was Heather. Before she spoke, or perhaps while she was speaking, my thoughts shot back to a place I once called home -- Maplewood, New Jersey. Only two train stops before the PATH leading right into Manhattan — over the river but truly a New York suburb, as are so many of the towns dotting … [Read more...] about To Life, in honor of September 11th
This week, while writing down the nuggets for book four, I realized I wanted to keep track of how the year progresses as I go from that nugget to polished book ready for my editor. Hence, the fancy logo-graphicy thing that is meant to entice me to write what's been going on in the week, and then entice YOU to read it and tell me about YOUR week! Here's where the optimist in me comes out, as I … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #1