Month: July 2010

Almost there….

As Ali has said: tommorow is the day. And while she was busy moving some new-to-the Springs friends in, here is how everyone but me surged past her: John: 48, 266Marie: 42,591Matt: 38,933Ali: 34,100Jenny: 15,176 Let’s see who can bring it home by midnight… Continue Reading “Almost there….”

E-xclusivity: The Word on the Bookselling Street

See previous post for current Amazon/Wylie Adventuretime In Books. At a staff meeting recently at one of the big chain bookstores to which I was privvy, there was a brief but interesting discussion regarding the Amazon/Wylie exclusivity venture. Seems that some booksellers have come… Continue Reading “E-xclusivity: The Word on the Bookselling Street”

A New ‘Agency’ Model?

There’s been some recent hubbub about agent Andrew Wylie’s deal with Amazon–to exclusively sell backlist for a list of big-name/legendary authors in e-book form. The exclusivity lasts two years, and while I have my own personal issues with bookselling in any format as exclusive,… Continue Reading “A New ‘Agency’ Model?”

Writing Race Update

For all my Facebook smack-talking, I have not caught up with Ali today. She can rest safely for another day. As I’ve let myself get smoked, I have decided that while losing definitely sucks (and losing significantly sucks even more) that there is still… Continue Reading “Writing Race Update”

Copying Fleur; or, I Write Like…

I write likeRaymond Chandler I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! If you need a distraction from writing, this is a fun one! I Write Like **The Raymond Chandler result was for the La Llorona novel. I threw in bits… Continue Reading “Copying Fleur; or, I Write Like…”

I have no time to talk about how badly I’m losing. I’m just losing. Off to hopefully not lose as badly.

The Satisfaction of Filling a Notebook

Sure, you can write on a computer. I hear that many writers do so. In fact, I recently read Lawerence Block’s chapter in Spider, Spin Me a Web in which he said that writing on a screen was the best way to write because… Continue Reading “The Satisfaction of Filling a Notebook”

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