Monday, September 24, 2007

It's A New Week!

"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” - Tom Krause

There's a lot going on in the lives of my publishers (and who-da thunk I'd have more than one? That's really pretty cool... anyway...). There's a newsletter put together by Samhain authors called "The Samhellion". It's pretty amazing and really well done. Take a look.

At The Wild Rose Press, they have an area called "The Greenhouse" where they help grow writers -- there's all kinds of really valuable information on the writing craft, and another area called "In The Garden" which has interviews with editors and authors. This weekend, though, they added a column called "Ask Ima" and it's a lot of fun. You should go see what Ima has to say today.

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Today is a new week of book giveaways at LASR. We have a full length eBook AND your choice of an autographed book from Janet Mullay, the author in our spotlight this week.

Free books and fun. What more could you ask for?

Incidentally, we're still looking for article and short story submissions -- feel free to send something on over!

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The apartment over our garage where my mom used to live (*sniff* ... I still don't like that "used to" part), is slowly being renovated into an office, schoolroom, library, art area. Yesterday, DH patched the walls and installed a new fixture in the bathroom -- the old one conked out shortly before Mom left and only gave HOT water. There's still a huge gaping hole in the wall where DH had to carve out the area for the stuff, but that'll get patched this week sometime. It's been nearly three weeks since Mom left. Slow progress... but still forward movement, so that's good.

My publicist, Judy (I think she's found yet another hat to wear -- she's good at this!), and I are thinking up all kinds of cool ideas to promote Liv's story (whatever it may end up being called...where's the Title Fairy when I need her?) so be prepared for some rollicking good times shortly after the beginning of the year (the book is tentatively scheduled for release in February-ish. You'll know the moment I have a firm release date). I'm excited.

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You Are Lemon Meringue Pie

You're the perfect combo of sassy and sweet
Those who like you have well refined tastes

8 comments:

Allie Boniface said...

Ooh, good luck with the promo for Liv's story. That's always a fun challenge! Be warned that I might steal ideas, though... :)

Jen said...

I can't believe that your Mom moved three weeks ago. Time is flying. I hope the new space works well for you and DD. It's so exciting that your novel is coming out soonish!

Sarita Leone said...

So many exciting things going on...a great way to begin a new week.

I think it's great that you and your daughter are planning to use your "new" space well! Have fun!

anno said...

Sounds to me like you're making huge progress on all fronts! I'm looking forward to seeing your novel!

Melissa said...

How do you handle so many plates in the air Marianne. Geez. I'm tired just reading your post!

Sounds like you and Judy will be having fun promoting Liv! Can't wait to see all you dreamed up!

Tori Lennox said...

Your mom's been gone three weeks already?! Wow. I thought it was only about a week.

The redone apartment sounds like it'll be nice when it's finished.

On the quiz, I got:

You Are Apple Pie

You're the perfect combo of comforting and traditional
Those who like you crave security

Brandy said...

Sounds as though life is moving you forward, and at a good pace! *g*

Have a pleasant monday!

Dru said...

I can't believe it's been 3 weeks. I like that the new room will be multi-purpose.

According to the quiz, I'm an apple pie.

I hope you had a good Monday.