"I warned you! But did you listen to me? Oh, no, you knew it all, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?"
What's completely different? I'm actually HOME today!!!
And I put this together this morning, too! LOL
* BOOK NEWS *
Helen gives us some publishing stats - Straight From Hel
B. Miller wrote this excellent piece about plotting a murder - B. Miller Fiction
Elana talks about the first draft - Elana Johnson
Jamieson got to meet Christopher Moore - Jamieson Wolf
Elizabeth talks about dropping clues about our characters - Mystery Writing is Murder
What participants are saying about Arlee’s A - Z Challenge - Tossing it Out
Alex unveiled his new book cover today - Alex J. Cavanaugh
Just named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers - Mystery Writing is Murder - and today Elizabeth outlines how to set up a blog.
Harper Studio is folding - Southern Review of Books
* INTERESTING OBSERVATION *
In the middle of my insane road trips this week, I spent a couple hours with my friend and mentor, author p.m. terrell. Trish is SO awesome! She is so positive and genuine, one cannot remain down in her presence.
She told me an interesting story - an observation on human behavoir.
A couple years ago, she was invited to an author event at a university in Charleston. They did a poor job advertising it, had no signs out, and hid it in a room no one could find. After an hour, she said a man stood in the middle of the room and loudly announced that he was way too important an author to waste his time at such a poorly attended event. She said he was a very arrogant subsidy-published author with one book. (BTW - Trish has an agent and many books with her current publisher.)
Two days later, she arrived at the Book 'Em event in New Hampshire. Janet Evanovich arrived and discovered that her books had not arrived from the publisher. Now Janet is BIG time - no one would've faulted her for leaving. Instead, she sent her husband to the local bookstore to purchase every book of hers they had in stock, while she ran to a local bakery and purchased donut holes for everyone. Trish said every person who met Janet was in awe - "Janet Evanovich gave me a donut!"
Wow! Now that is something to think about...
* PHOTO OF THE DAY *
I met Judy Hoffman a few years ago when she attended one of my seminars. Judy is an author and member of the NSA, and she contributed a quote for my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK!
Judy came out to the Administrative Professionals Appreciation Lunch in Clayton, NC and heard me speak. She even purchased a copy of Book I for her granddaughter! The people we meet in this business are just too cool...