Saturday, September 12, 2009
Current Project: Untitled
Status: page 52
Hi everyone. Is it just me or are the weeks streaking by?
As noted above, I'm back at work with a Nov. 15th deadline for the book, a next Friday deadline for the art sheets on this same book, and a Sept. 25th deadline for the final edits on the Feb. release book. Lots of hats to wear this week while the dh goes camping. Since he'll be gone, Kujo -- er, Bonnie Puppy -- gets to spend the night at a kennel so I can come to Salem Thursday night for our meeting. Our former dog would have hated a kennel; I have a feeling this one is going to love it. Slumber Party!!!
Speaking of the meeting -- Lisa has me billed as the pitch doctor. Isn't that cute? While I think it may be a bit of an overstatement, I do think all of us can benefit from paring our stories down to salient facts, so I plan to work on a pitch for mine, too. Even if you don't plan to pitch your book now (or ever), grasping what its essence is can't help but be beneficial. As one page swells to three hundred, a book can get to feeling like bread dough with too much yeast, unwieldy, its core lost in the mass, so come if you can, don't think of this as just a workshop or conference skill.
Now it's your turn. How's it going?