|Monday, October 18th, 2010|
|Saturday, November 14th, 2009|
|Facebook account hacked!
If anyone got weird messages from my Facebook account, it got hacked somehow. I don't respond to E-mail scams and my passwords are all strong alpha numaric, the chances of getting brute forced are tiny.
I believe it was an inside job.
Please ignore any recent Facebook messages from my account. Passwords are being changed across the board, and I'll be shutting down my Facebook account. Current Mood: cynical
|Sunday, September 20th, 2009|
|The book is DONE.
That's right. The book is done.
I've sent the copyright out on the final draft, and I'm meeting with my agent on Tuesday to talk about strategy and sign the paperwork. Then it's up to him to sell me, and up to me to live up to it. :)
I'm printing out the dreaded 'red ink' version of the book for him. Double spaced, pages numbered, with plenty of room for both him and the publisher to make their marks. o-o That's OK, it would be boring if they just said 'this is perfect', right?
I meet with my agent on Tuesday to sign my soul away, then we find a publisher and we see if this thing is a best seller or a 40 year old virgin.
|Monday, August 17th, 2009|
|Nearing the end.
For those keeping track: Book progress is flying along. Publisher or no publisher, I expect to be DONE on the first week of next month. Then a short period of proof reading, website building, and finally I give the major publishers one last chance: You publish it or I self publish. Whee! Current Mood: bouncy
|Wednesday, August 12th, 2009|
Over half done. If I stay on top of it, I should finish in about 4 weeks. Then the battle of self publish VS finding a publisher. The temptation to be one of the rare self-publishing hits is ever present, but I'll get more exposure going with traditional methods. Complicating this more, this book i geared for a UK trial run, and if it does well, I'll have someone 'translate' it to the US market. We'll see. Current Mood: chipper
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
|Update on Book
So I realize I went quiet after publisher #1
turned me down in the 11th hour. Here's what's been going on:
I've completed the first 3 chapters of the book. I know I'm either going to be published or self publish, so I may as well write the thing.
I've contacted a few agents, but here in the UK they like a more complete manuscript, and finding the right on in the world of trade paperbacks can be tough.
The whole thing should be done, I think, in 10 to 11 weeks.
More as it happens! Current Mood: busy
|Thursday, May 28th, 2009|
|Publishing Deal FAIL.
So, at the budgetary meeting, support for my book was pulled because:
"The potentially rebounding economy was the main point raised.
At this point, it doesn't look like we can move forward with the project."
Yes, people won't want to save money, in either business or their personal lives, because the economy is recovering.
Time to shop the idea to publishers who aren't dummies. Current Mood: aggravated
|Saturday, April 25th, 2009|
|Good news, everyone!
I have good news on the publishing front. Hammering out details, can't get into that yet. But let's say that I've been assigned to a handler, an experienced one. :) Current Mood: bouncy
|Thursday, April 23rd, 2009|
|Advanced book proposal materials subitted!
I've submitted everything I needed to for the 'Advanced' book proposal, the one that the publishers suggested that they really wanted. The project went from 200 to 260 pages, so if it's a go, that means higher cover price. And higher yields if their research pans out. We'll see! Current Mood: chipper
|Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009|
|Saturday, April 18th, 2009|
|Thursday, April 16th, 2009|
|Publisher Meeting Results:
Wow, the publisher meeting went well, but they hit me with a request out of left field. A good one I think. Nothing in stone yet, and nothing I can talk about, but I have a LOT of work in the next 10 days before I speak to them again! Current Mood: pleased
|Tuesday, April 14th, 2009|
|For Dummies Book Deal Meeting
Oh god, this is it. Wiley Publishing (the For Dummies people) VP and one of their chief editors. Phone meeting with me discussing details of my book proposal. This Thursday. Eep. Current Mood: bouncy
|Monday, April 13th, 2009|
|Thursday, April 9th, 2009|
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|Saturday, April 4th, 2009|
|Thursday, April 2nd, 2009|
|Friday, March 27th, 2009|
|Wednesday, March 25th, 2009|