Writerly Doings

So, I had a nice, long chat with my agent yesterday.  In these days of combined self- and traditional-publishing, nice long chats with my agent are … interesting. You see, my agent is not involved with my self-publishing career.  He does not provide advice, he does not provide support, and he does not see any profit.  To the extent that I devote my time to self-published works, my agent remains uncompensated. I love the self-publishing...

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All Around the Town

Well, I’ve been a bit lax about posting here.  (A bit?  I hear your shrieks of outrage.  It’s writer’s license, I tell you!)  I’ve made a couple of postings elsewhere, though… SF Novelists:  This morning, I posted on SF Novelists, writing about First Book, and why I donate to that fine organization:  http://www.sfnovelists.com/2007/10/25/doing-well-by-doing-good/ First Book:  And...

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Very Superstitious…

When I sold GLASSWRIGHTS’ APPRENTICE to Roc, I told my agent, Richard, that the sale wouldn’t feel “real” until I had met my editor and actually spoken with her.  I drove up to New York, combining a visit to a friend with The Meeting.  I was very nervous about meeting my editor in person.  We’d exchanged email, but I dreaded actually sitting down to a meal, actually filling painful, awkward silences...

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Blogs I Read

While, as near as I can tell, LiveJournal doesn’t have a blogrolling feature, I figured I’d make occasional entries about the blogs that I read on a regular basis. (Yes, there are too many of them – why do you ask?) First off, for this morning: Miss Snark, the Literary Agent: http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ I only discovered Miss Snark a few weeks ago. I’ve been impressed with her information, though, and her tone is fun....

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