Pretty!

Today, I received the cover art for my August release, THE MOGUL’S MAYBE MARRIAGE (my first book for Harlequin Special Editions.)  The cover is *exactly* what I imagined it would be. And I’m not sharing it with you. Yet. Instead, I’m sharing it first with the folks who get my newsletter, a copy of which will go out tomorrow. Want to get my newsletter?  You can sign up by going to www.mindyklasky.com (if you’re not...

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Galley Slave

I’ve spent the better part of today reviewing galley proofs for THE MOGUL’S MAYBE MARRIAGE.  Or, to be more accurate, I’m reviewing “Author’s Alterations”, the format that Harlequin uses instead of galleys.  They look a bit like a legal document prepared for filing in the Southern District of New York (but without the blue cover sheet) – each 8.5 x 11 page is numbered down the left side, and the lines...

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It’s a Tough Job…

… but someone has to do it. Some days, being an author is hard.  I have to force myself to sit at my desk.  I have to make myself write (or read or edit.)  I grit my teeth and fight the “I’m-no-goods” and struggle, struggle, struggle with every word. And then there are days like today. I had one task on today’s to-be-done list:  complete the Art Fact Sheet for THE MOGUL’S MOCK MARRIAGE, my first category...

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As NaNoWriMo Looms…

November is fast approaching, and some writer-acquaintances of mine will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo – a chance to write a “novel” of 50,000 in one month, buoyed by the enthusiastic support of fellow writers). Confession time:  I have never participated in NaNoWriMo.  I’ve always liked the idea – clear your schedule, make the commitment, write.  A lot of writers aren’t able to...

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My To-Do List (Plus Addendum)

Every day, I make up a to-do list.  I generally keep my list online, with an easy system for carrying over items that did not get done, so that they start off the next day’s list.  Sometimes, though, I copy all or part of the list onto a piece of paper, so that I can take it with me as I run errands. Tuesday was one of those days.  I used my to-do list, scratching off each errand accomplished, and generally feeling quite proud of myself. ...

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