So the thing I didn't expect, happened. The thing I was warned about. I let people (two, not the entire world...) read Chapters 1 & 2 of The Book. (Okay I also sent it to my bestie just minutes before starting this blog post, so, three people...). And guess what?They want to read more. My … Continue reading when people want to read your book.
Stuck in traffic in the early-morning hours, I had an epiphany. Not the amazing, life-changing, Oprah-moment everyone dreams about. The epiphany was of the much worse kind. The kind that means I have to basically re-write my entire first chapter. For some reason, I do my best thinking in the car. Maybe I get inspired … Continue reading Realizing You Got It Wrong
OK, not the entire Book. I was just being dramatic. Saturday night, thanks to a burst of courage and a lot of Pinot, I let J read Chapter 1 of The Book. It was comical, really. I got so anxious waiting for him to finish reading I re-filled my wine and took a bath, where … Continue reading BREAKING: Someone read The Book.
I started writing The Book over a year and a half ago (right around the time I met my boyfriend, [I'm going to just start referring to him as J... that's less typing..] who is also a writer, - coincidence?). I have yet to let a single soul read a single word of it. I've … Continue reading The First Read: Letting People Read Your Book
Creating a new blog is not what I set out to do today. I started out my Saturday taking my dog to obedience class (we don't like to follow the rules in my family), and when I returned home I decided writing sounded more fun than cleaning. So I began editing Chapter 1 of my … Continue reading Introducing: Me and The Book