Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pushing Buttons

With my first novel (YA, The Pull of Gravity, FSG) coming out next spring, I've decided to be brave and push buttons.

On my computer screen, I mean.

The thing is, in order to sell my book, I've got to not only get myself out there, but get other people's stuff out there. You know, a one hand washes the other type of thing. Plus, it's fun (and hard). The deal is, you're trying to create a presence. For a girl (ahem) of 45, a lot of this stuff is still futuristic and a little bit scary feeling. How do I do this? Will it work? Am I sending this out to one person, fifty people, the universe? Three years ago, I didn't even know how to upload a photo or post on a forum, or that w00t should be written with zeros. IDK if any of these things are even valid anymore.

But you know what? Sometimes, you just gotta be brave, cross your fingers, push buttons and hope for the best.

*Hits "share" and closes eyes and waits to see if computer explodes.*

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I have blogged. Now what?

Speaking of the pull of gravity, writers everywhere have been pulled into the bottomless chasm that is blogging. As evidenced by my lame attempt here.

My writer friend Randy Russell (his YA debut, tentatively titled Dead School, Harper/Collins, summer 2011) is doing a better job, and I just guest blogged for him here.


So, there, I blogged. Now what?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

this morning ...

as i was making the kids' lunches, i was torn between feeling disgusted at having to touch the salami before 8:00 am, and wanting to make myself a sandwich.

How can these things co-exist?

I think it's all about the mayonnaise. But, then, I always have.

So then, mayonnaise, item one of my list of gravitational pulls.

Monday, February 1, 2010

does gravity...

push or pull? I was never good at that stuff.

as soon as I figure this out, I'll be back for more inspirational posts.